This video shows the difference you can expect between a cheap high-street transfer and a frame-by-frame scan done at Alive Studios.
The video on the left was sent in by a customer who had given their cine films to a camera shop. The transfer appears to be done with MiniDV recording equipment, and then put onto DVD. Such a shame as DVD’s only hold SD footage, and much of the quality has been lost in this process.
The video on the right is what our scanners produced from the same cine reels. You can see how much more of the frame we can see, and how much clearer and sharper the images are, and with more natural colour. We supplied the customer with HD MPEG files on a USB stick. We can also scan in 4K.
Congratulations to our wonderful team! Alive Studios are through to the area finals for the FSB Business & Product Innovation Award 2018. Area Final event takes place 20th February in Taunton, Devon. Keeping our fingers crossed for a win…#fsbawards
For those still shooting on Super 8, we can now offer a processing service to get your films dark-room developed. This includes Kodak Vision 3: 50D, 200T, 500T. For other stock please contact us first.
Through our partnership with the leading Film Lab in Europe, we post weekly shipments to Germany to get our clients films developed. We charge a set price of £30 per cartridge. This includes shipping to and from Germany, and VAT.
Please allow up to 14 days for this part of the service.
Your cartridges will be returned as negative spools, which we will scan in positive to HD or 4K files. This Film Processing service is only available as part of a digitising order with Alive Studios.
Cine film will always benefit from some expert colour correction to fix colours that have altered and faded over time.Different makes of film deteriorate differently, with the most common problem being that the films turns a shade of purple or green, and the colours fade.
This work is carried out as standard with all orders at Alive Studios.
Here is another side by side example of film cleaning.
Before we scan your cine film, we always but it through our film cleaning machine. Partly to protect our scanners, but also to improve your picture, as cine film typically has a fair amount of dust and hairs floating on the emulsion.
If you would like cine transferred in HD or UHD with free film cleaning then go to: http://www.alivestudios.co.uk/cine-film-transfer
Feeling proud that Alive Studios work was just featured in the Sunday Times. 8mm cinefilm of Doug Scott’s famous 1977 mountaineering expedition was scanned and restored by our team in time for Scott’s book launch this week.
So what exactly is “Karishma Cloud”?
Well, imagine if we took all your old home movies; cine film, video and camcorder tapes, and we remastered them into HD and even 4K films. Now imagine you can access these amazing memories from your Computer, iPad, Phone, Smart TV… Anytime, Anywhere!
What Does it Cost? You get your FREE Karishma Cloud account the minute you become a customer. All films we transfer for you are uploaded to your Karishma Cloud Gallery, with FREE ACCESS for the first 30 days of each order, with an option to add 12 months extra hosting for just £12 – that’s just £1 per month!
Unlimited Cloud Hosting for just £12 a year! Keep your movies on the cloud forever with Karishma Cloud movie hosting.
Alive Studios now offer a permanent hosting solution so you can keep all your home movies on the cloud, ready to be accessed ANYTIME, ANYWHERE! You and all your friends and family have constant access to every film we transfer for you. You do not pay per order. You just pay once for the year, and then every single order your family place within that year will be covered by your hosting plan.
Create upto 5 users: so all your family members can access your home movies, no matter where in the world they are.
Unlimited storage: we will host ALL films transferred by Alive Studios.
Downloads: Allows you and your family to download the movies directly to your computer for off-line viewing.
Back-date your collection: If you’ve had films transferred by Alive Studios in the past, and you want them on your cloud too, we will upload these to your new hosting account FREE OF CHARGE. (you would need to post your USB stick/Blu-ray/ DVD).