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Cine film transfer

8mm, Super 8, 9.5mm, 16mm, 35mm cine film transfer in HD or 4K
1-1999 feet = £85 per 200 feet HD
2000 + feet = £75 per 200 feet HD

8mm, Super 8, 9.5mm, 16mm, 35mm cine film transfer in HD or 4K
1-1999 feet = £85 SALE £63.75 per 200 feet HD
2000 + feet = £75 SALE £56.25 per 200 feet HD

Cine Film to Digital

Hello there! We take great pride in preserving your cherished memories for families, archives, and museums both in the UK and around the world.

With our expertise, we offer a high-end Cine Film scanning service for various film formats including 8mm, Super8, 9.5mm and 16mm. Want to know more about film formats? See our Film format page. Our deep appreciation for film drives us to be a part of the restoration process, breathing new life into your treasured moments.

Since opening in 2000, we have been a dedicated family-run business nestled in the heart of Devon. Our team comprises genuine film enthusiasts who derive immense joy from transforming disorganised and tangled film collections into pristine, restored, and high-quality movies to be cherished by future generations.

AI Film Restoration

Constantly striving to maintain our reputation for high quality, we use AI cutting-edge technology that makes our results superior to everything else you’ve seen. We invite you to view our examples and try to find anyone delivering results even close to ours. You can even request the non-AI version too for complete future-proofing. We now offer AI Film Colourisation services for turning B&W cine film into colour. Free pickup & delivery, cloud hosting, skilled film editor to digitally remaster your footage, and a service second to none. Just read our reviews

Cine Film to USB stick

We no longer transfer cine film to DVD; instead, we offer a modern solution by transferring your Cine Film to Digital USB Stick. We give you one file for each reel, named or numbered as you like. But that’s not all! We go a step further and upload your precious films to the vibrant Alive Cloud. This means you can easily share these wonderful moments with your friends, family and colleagues around the world. Find out more from our Cine Film output format page.

Super 8 film
Super 8 film scanning on Phoenix 5K
16mm film
16mm film scanning on Phoenix 5K

Phoenix 5K Film Scanner

Brand new for March 2023, our 5K full frame scanner takes individual photographs of each cell of your film. You can have your film scanned in 2K, which is High Definition, or 4K Ultra High Definition. AI technology is then used to clean up, restore colours and create an artefact-free perfect 24fps movie. See our dedicated 4K page.

Discover the magic of reliving your memories with our cine film transfer services, where professionalism meets a friendly touch.

Compare the RAW Scan of this Super8 film vs AI Remastered

Service Features​

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Free collection and delivery

We're happy to arrange for your postman, or our courier to collect and deliver your films from your work or home address. Delivery is always free, and collection is free for orders over £100.

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Delivered in HD or 4K UHD

DVD is standard definition (SD), which should never be used for film scanning as the quality is simply too low. We use HD, which has 5 x the mega-pixels of SD, or Ultra HD, which has over 20 x the mega-pixels of SD. Phew!

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All films are cleaned

Before we scan your cine film, we always give it a thorough machine clean first. Cine film typically has a fair amount of dust and hairs floating on the emulsion, so it's important to remove this loose debris.

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Colour correction

Cine film will always benefit from expert colour correction to fix colours that have altered and faded over time. Extensive scene-by-scene remastering work is always included as standard for the best possible results.

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AI Film Restoration

We now use AI to restore Cine Film. This time-aware enhancement system can help sharpen film while recovering accurate detail, remove harsh noise while recovering authentic detail in your film, soften the look of dust and scratches, stabilise the film and much more.

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Delivered in True Cinema 24fps

99% of the time, film is shot at either 24fps, 18fps or 16fps. We deliver everything back to you at 24fps even if it was shot at 16fps. We are using AI machine learning to “predict” the best intermediate frame between existing ones, which gives indistinguishable results.

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Free 14 Day AI Movie Hosting

All films we transfer for you are uploaded to our password-protected Alive Cloud; our AI analyzes and indexes your film library, letting you search for speech, text, people, vehicles, sounds and more.

Dual USB

Supplied on USB stick

Your films will be supplied in MPEG-4 format on a Dual USB Stick. Plug into your TV to enjoy on the big screen. Then pop it into your computer/iPad to re-order, rename, and edit. Add your titles, music etc., to create amazing films.

Examples of work

Alive Cloud

Search. Watch. Share.

Discover Alive Cloud – the ultimate platform for watching and interacting with your home movies.
Like your own personalised Netflix, it’s effortless to manage and share your cherished memories with family worldwide. Name, describe, and reorder your videos, and easily create chapter markers for quick navigation.

Plus, enjoy watching on your TV, computer, iPad, or phone. But what truly sets us apart is our cutting-edge AI-driven search engine. No more endless scrolling – find specific moments with just a click. Join us and experience your home movies like never before with Alive Cloud.

Customer Reviews

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Mr Godfrey
Mr Godfrey
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The Team at Alive Studios were brilliant. The films they re-mastered into digital were amazing. There was so much more detail and definition than I had ever seen before. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Alive Studios to others who want the best results for their films
Mr Sandford
Mr Sandford
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Totally satisfied with my order. A 45 year old Super 8 reel converted perfectly onto a HD USB stick , stunning colour and detail. More than 100% pleased with the finished article. Thank so so much for a brilliant service from start to finish.
July Skies
July Skies
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Really wonderful and faultless service from start to finish. Exemplar communication throughout, a rare thing these days. High quality conversion across all my films that so surpassed my expectations. Thank you to the amazing team at Alive.
M Elderfield
M Elderfield
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Really pleased with Alive Studios' job, digitising some old family Super 8 movies. I had a tricky order, made from one country but delivered to another on a chosen date. They me updated at every stage of project via email, and had no problem fulfilling my order in a shorter requested turnaround time. Would use again definitely
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Ordering is so easy!

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  1. Build your order using the ‘Order and quote’ button below.
  2. Print off the order form.
  3. Wrap your films securely and place them in a box/Jiffy bag with your order form.
  4. Send at the post office, or use our FREE courier collection service.
  5. Or order by Phone

Order by Phone

Speak to one of our friendly team at the studio who will do everything for you.
Lines are open 9.00 am to 5:30 pm weekdays, and most Saturdays Tel: 01626 683139 (or freephone 0800 0830561)

FREE Collection Service

We are happy to arrange to collect your tapes from your work or home address. We use Royal Mail for small boxes and DHL for larger orders. The collection is completely free if spending over £100 or just £10 if spending under £100.

FREE Delivery Service

Delivery back to you is completely FREE on ALL orders, whether large or small. We even provide you with a precise timed delivery window, so you don’t have to wait in all day.

Get a quote & build your order

Use the handy “save for later” feature to return anytime.

Our Clients

Serving over 25,000 customers

Free Delivery icon
FREE Collection

We are happy to arrange to collect your tapes from your work or home address. We use Royal Mail for small boxes and DHL for larger orders. The collection is completely free if spending over £100 or just £10 if spending under £100.

FREE Delivery

Delivery back to you is completely FREE on ALL orders, whether large or small. We even provide you with a precise timed delivery window, so you don’t have to wait in all day.

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Why scan film in 2K/4K?

It may look like a tiny cell, but even 8mm cine film holds a surprising amount of data, equivalent to HD. To scan your film to DVD in standard resolution (SD), essentially disregards a vast amount of info resulting in loss of fine detail and colour.

In 2012, we went HD-only. The 1990s SD/DVD technology is simply not good enough anymore. We have these fantastic 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 discontinued discs. No more Cine Film to DVD. Our USB memory sticks play on computers and TVs. Rename, re-arrange and edit the files. This truly is the way forward.

New for 2023, our Phoenix 5K full frame scanner takes individual photos of each cell of your film. Choose 2K (High Definition), or 4K (Ultra High Definition). AI technology is then used to clean up, restore colours and create an artefact-free perfect 24fps movie.
Visit our dedicated 4K page

Cine Film Cleaning

Before we scan your cine film, we always give it a thorough machine clean first. Cine film typically has a fair amount of dust and hairs floating on the emulsion, so it’s important t remove this loose debris. Cleaning also helps to remove built-up grime and staining, so we get a brighter, fresher scan.

This particular example is of an 8mm cine film that had suffered from damp exposure leaving a layer of mould. Several cleans later and we’ve managed to almost eliminate the damage and salvage the film. We use an anti-fungal wash which helps to slow down any further degradation.

This work is carried out as standard with all orders at Alive Studios.

Colour Correction

Cine film will always benefit from expert colour correction to fix colours that have altered and faded over time. Extensive the scene-by-scene remastering work is always included as standard for the best possible results.

Different makes of film deteriorate differently. The most common problem is that the films turn a shade of red or green, and the colours fade.

AI Film Restoration

We now use AI to restore Cine Film. This time-aware enhancement system can help sharpen film while recovering accurate detail, remove harsh noise while recovering authentic detail in your film, soften the look of dust and scratches, stabilise the film and much more.

This work is carried out as standard with all orders at Alive Studios.

True Cinema 24fps

99% of the time, film is shot at either 24fps, 18fps or 16fps. We deliver everything back to you at 24fps even if it was shot at 16fps. We are using AI machine learning to “predict” the best intermediate frame between existing ones, which gives indistinguishable results.

This work is carried out as standard with all orders at Alive Studios.

Alive Cloud
ALIVE CLOUD

Alive Studios AI Movie hosting is free for 14 days.
 Log in via your computer, or download the free APP to your phone or tablet so you can take your memories with you wherever you go. Automatic AI indexing of your videos, Search for words, car, dog, person and more.

Log in online to make changes to the titles of your movies, create multiple user logins for all your friends and family so they can share the experience too. from £24/year

Supplied on USB stick

Your films will be supplied in MPEG-4 format on a USB Stick. Plug into your TV to enjoy on the big screen. Then pop it into your computer to re-order, rename, and edit. Add your titles, music etc., to create amazing films.

Coronation SALE

15% Off

Ends May 9th

User Promo Code: coronation
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PHOENIX 5K

New for 2023, our Phoenix 5K full frame scanner gives us our most significant camera system update ever, offering next-level image quality in a 16-megapixels frame scan. Our scanner takes individual photographs of each cell of your film from 8mm all the way up to 35mm film. You can have your film scanned in 2K, High Definition, or 4K Ultra High Definition. AI technology is then used to remove dust, remove harsh noise while recovering real detail, restore colours and create an artefact-free perfect 24fps movie.