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.
Examples of our work
Tapes we can remaster in HD
We can digitally remaster all of there’s tapes from PAL/NTSC
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 AND BETACAM SP TAPES
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 TAPES
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 AND MPEG IMX
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
DVCAM AND DVCPRO
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
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
The most versatile format is the Digital HD. Works on any computer, phone, tablet or TV. (Mac, PC, iPhone, iPad, Android TV, AppleTV and 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.
is the perfect choice if you wish to edit your tapes on a computer, whether it's a Windows PC or an Apple Mac. ProRes is a high quality, HD 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.
View the video output comparison chart
Free Karishma Cloud account
It's Netflix for your home movies
free 60 days with every order
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 running order and titles of your movies, create multiple user logins for all your friends and family so they can share the experience. Chat directly with your dedicated editor to ensure your films are created just the way you want them. There’s so much you can do, just visit this page for more info.
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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 excluded).
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.
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