8mm, Super 8, 9.5mm, 16mm frame scanning
£85 per 200 feet in HD
We transfer Cine Film to digital, for families, archives and museums all over the UK. We convert standard 8mm, super8, 16mm, super16 and 9.5mm. We use a true one-to-one frame scanner which takes individual photographs of each cell of your film which are expertly compiled into a movie, then edited and colour corrected. The resulting film is sent to you on USB memory stick or hard-drive and uploaded to Karishma Cloud were you can share your films with friends and family. In 2019 we upgraded our scanner lenses to the new Sony Pregius CMOS image sensors for superior handling of dark, noisy films. See the new image sensor in action.
You can also purchase the individual photographs which are called an ‘image sequence’. You can choose to have your film scanned in 2K which is High Definition, or 4K Ultra High Definition.
HD and UHD
on USB stick
All films are cleaned
Super8 with sound
8mm with sound
9.5mm with sound
Benefits of HD/4K Ultra HD, and why we’ve dropped discs…
All cine film benefits enormously from a high definition transfer. It may look like a tiny cell, but even 8mm cine film holds a surprising amount of data, and is not just equivalent to, but higher than, HD. To scan your film in standard resolution (SD), we would essentially disregard a huge amount of information resulting in loss of fine detail and colour.
The stats speak for themselves:
Horizontal lines per definition typeStandard definition 576High definition (2K) 1080Ultra HD (4K) 2600 Horizontal lines per film type8mm 9009.5mm 107016mm 1800
In 2012, we went HD-only. As leaders in our industry, we have a responsibility to set quality standards, and the 90s SD/DVD technology is simply not good enough. We have these amazing HD/UHD files in front of us, so to scale them down and reduce the quality for DVD is a step backwards.
In 2016, we took another bold step by dropping disc formats. So there’s no more Blu-ray or DVD. Instead, we send you a USB memory stick (or hard-drive) which play on any computer or TV with a USB port. You can re-arrange the films, change the names, and even edit the movies on your home computer (and make your own DVDs if you really feel a need to, but I doubt it). So much more versatile than discs, this truly is the way forward. Read more on 4K UHD Cine film scanning »
In 2019, we upgraded all our scanners by replacing the lenses with new Sony Pregius CMOS image sensors. We also replaced the scanner lights with 3 x brighter LEDS. These upgrades have helped us realize even higher picture quality than ever before, particularly when working with dark, underexposed films.
The most versatile format is the Digital HD/4K. Works on any computer, phone, tablet or TV. (Mac, PC, Android TV, AppleTV and Amazon Fire TV). We give you one file for each reel, named or numbered as you like. So, if you send 22xreels of film you will get back 22xfiles on your drive. We deliver the files on a USB hard-drive/USB Stick. You can provide your own, or buy one of ours. from just £12.
is the perfect choice if you wish to edit your cine film on a computer, whether it's a Windows PC or an Apple Mac. ProRes is a high quality, HD or 4K QuickTime file which works with all the major editing programs. You will get one .mov file for each reel of cine. So, if you send 22xreels of film, you will get back 22xfiles on your drive. We deliver the files on a USB hard-drive/USB Stick. You can provide your own, or buy one of ours. from just £12.
Image Sequence is an exciting format which utilises our scanning method to it's fullest by giving you, our customer, the individual cells of your film as individual photographs or 'images'. If you look closely at your cine film, you'll see it's made up of thousands of photographic cells - a small 50ft reel of 8mm film contains approx. 4300 cells! When we transfer your film, we scan each of these cells individually, and we're now able to give you these as separate JPEG image files.
Super 8 Colour Negative Processing
For those still shooting on Super 8, we 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.
Film processing is available on our cine film order form » under "Other Services"
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We are happy to arrange our courier to collect your cine films from your work or home address. We'll provide you with a convenient one hour time slot by text and/or email. Collection is completely free for any size order. (UK mainland only, Scottish highlands & Islands excluded).
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Delivery back to you is completely FREE on ALL orders, no matter how large or small. As with our collection service, we even provide you with a precise one hour delivery window so you don't have to wait in all day.
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Cine film transfer in HD or UHD
£85 per 200 feet in HD
We transfer Cine Film to digital, for families, archives and museums all over the UK. We convert standard 8mm, super8, 16mm, super16 and 9.5mm.
We use a true one-to-one frame scanner which takes individual photographs of each cell of your film which are expertly compiled into a movie, the edited and colour corrected. The resulting film is sent to you on USB memory stick or hard-drive (we don’t make DVDs).
You can also purchase the individual photographs which are called an ‘image sequence’. You can choose to have your film scanned on our 2K scanner, which is High Definition, or our 4K Ultra HD scanner (complimentary HD version provided too on all 4K orders)
5" dia. Holds 200ft of film 15minutes
3" dia. Holds 50ft of film 2minutes
5" dia. Holds 200ft of film 8minutes
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