ProVideo Tape Transfer in HD

ProVideo Tape Transfer in HD

Pro tapes remastered in HD to digital & cloud
£80 per tape (or £60 each for 10+ tapes)

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The Alive Studios ProVideo Transfer Service

We have been transferring video tapes to digital formats for over 14 years. We work for Archives, Museums and TV/Film producers and broadcasters around the globe, and have an enviable client list from some of the top names in the Television and Film industry. Our video tape transfer system produces amazing re-mastered content in stunning HD. We offer the highest quality conversion between video standards, frame rates and resolutions. Up Conversion, Down Conversion, SD/HD Cross Conversion, SD/HD Standards Conversion, Noise Reduction, Adjustable Scaling, Aspect Radio Conversion, Smart Aspect and more. You can choose single or multiple output formats to suit your needs (full details further down this page).

For your peace of mind, we will arrange secure transport of your material between your UK address to our studios. Both the collection and return delivery is completely FREE. International orders are welcome, please contact us for shipping info.

The icing on the cake with this service has got to be the FREE Karishma Cloud account that all customers get. You can view all the quotes and orders you’ve ever made, track the progress of your existing order, chat directly to your editor, and best of all – we upload the films to your account so you can watch them online, and even share individual files with your clients and colleagues around the world with the easy-to-use share tools. And now there’s a the very cool APP for IOS, Android and Amazon Fire giving you access to all this on-the-go.

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Service Features​

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Tapes up-scaled to HD

We use the worlds most advanced video converter to transfer all your analogue and digital tapes. Our up-scaling service has sophisticated image sampling, edge detection techniques and multi-direction diagonal filters.

Learn more about film scanning ›

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Supplied on USB stick

ProRes 422 is the perfect choice if you wish to edit your tapes on a computer, whether it's a PC or an Mac. ProRes is a high quality, HD QuickTime file which works with all the major editing programs. MPEG also available.

Learn more about output formats ›

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All tapes are cleaned

One of the things that makes our transfer superior to others is the cleaning process we undertake prior to transfer.  Our decks also feature continuous head cleaning even as the tape is being transferred. 

Learn more about film cleaning ›

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Colour correction

Video tapes benefits hugely from expert colour correction. We use a variety of methods including colour correction, contrast enhancers and de-noise, which makes the picture smoother and clearer.

Learn more about colour correction ›

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Free cloud account

All your tapes on the cloud. Karishma Cloud is the brand name for our cloud service exclusive to Alive Studios customers. Your movies are waiting for you and your family.

Learn more about Karishma Cloud ›

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Free collection and delivery

We are happy to arrange our courier to collect and deliver your tapes from your work or home address. We'll provide you with a convenient one hour time slot by text and/or email.

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Information on video tape formats

Tapes we can remaster in HD

We can digitally remaster all of there’s tapes from PAL/NTSC or SECAM

U-Matic

U-MATIC TAPE
1971 saw the release of Sony’s U-Matic tape, U-Matic saw success from the television broadcast industry in the mid-1970s.
Tape lengths: U-Matic (Lo-Band) 74 mins, U-Matic (Hi-Band) 60 mins

Betacam SP

BETACAM AND BETACAM SP TAPE
The original Betacam format was launched on August 7, 1982 by Sony. In 1986, Betacam SP was released and became the industry standard for most TV stations.
Tape lengths: up to 194 minutes

Digital Betacam

DIGITAL BETACAM TAPE
Digital Betacam, AKA Digibeta or D-Beta, was introduced by Sony in 1993 as a replacement for the analog Betacam SP format.
Tape lengths: up to 124 minutes

Betacam SX

BETACAM SX AND MPEG IMX TAPE
Betacam SX is a digital version of Betacam SP introduced in 1996. MPEG IMX is a 2001 development of the Digital Betacam format.
Tape lengths: Betacam SX up to 194 minutes, MPEG IMX up to 220 minutes

HDCAM

HDCAM TAPE
Introduced in 1997, is a high-definition video digital recording videocassette. Recording, in 1080i-compatible down-sampled resolution of 1440×1080, and adding 24p and 23.976 modes to later models.
Tape lengths: up to 124 minutes

DVCAM

DVCAM AND DVCPRO TAPE
DVCPRO is a variation of DV developed by Panasonic and introduced in 1995. In 1996 Sony responded with its own professional version of DV called DVCAM.
Tape lengths: DVCPRO up to 128 minutes, DVCAM up to 185 minutes

Consumer Video Tapes

Here at Alive Studios we can handle a wide range of consumer video tapes formats including VHS, Betamax, Hi8, MiniDV, and Micro MV.  Please see our dedicated Video transfer page.

Superior Quality Equipment

Teranex

We use the worlds most advanced video converter to transfer all your analogue and digital tapes

Finest quality conversion between video standards, frame rates and resolutions. Teranex features proprietary and patented PixelMotion de-interlacing algorithms so you get improved image quality by maintaining vertical resolution. Also includes temporal recursive noise reduction.

With any tape conversion we always use the highest quality professional decks featuring auto video head cleaning, All tapes are also cleaned before transfer.

Digital output formats

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MPEG-4

The most versatile format is the MPEG-4. Works on any computer, phone, tablet or TV. (Mac, PC, Android TV, AppleTV and Amazon Fire TV). We give you one file for each tape, named or numbered as you like. We deliver the files on a USB hard-drive/USB Stick. You can provide your own, or buy one of ours. from just £12.

  • HD: (4.6GB per 1hr)

ProRes

This is the perfect choice if you wish to edit your tapes on a computer, whether it’s a PC or Mac. ProRes is a high quality, QuickTime file which works with all the major editing programs. We give you one file for each tape on a USB hard-drive/USB Stick. You can provide your own, or buy one of ours. from just £12.

  • HD: (56GB per 1hr)

Free Karishma Cloud account

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It's Netflix for your home movies

Karishma Cloud is exclusive to Alive Studios customers – where all your home movies are waiting for you and your family to access and enjoy Anytime, Anywhere…

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. We also have the Android TV, Apple TV, Amazon and Fire TV APPs making all your home movies available onDemand from the comfort of your living room. It’s as easy as calling up Netflix – only with Karishma Cloud, you are the star of every episode!

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. Chat directly with your dedicated editor to ensure your films are created just the way you want them. You get 60 days free, then you can extend for just £22/year.

There’s so much you can do, just visit this page for more info »

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Ordering is so easy!

  1. Build your order using the ‘Order and quote form’ button below.
  2. Print off the order-form.
  3. Wrap your films securely and place 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

Or order by Phone

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

FREE Collection Service

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 at extra cost).

FREE Delivery Service

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.

Get a quote & build your order

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

  1. Build your order using the ‘Order and quote form’ button below.
  2. Print off the order-form.
  3. Wrap your films securely and place 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

Or order by Phone

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

FREE Collection Service

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 at extra cost).

FREE Delivery Service

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.

Get a quote & build your order

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