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Pro Video Tape Transfer

U-Matic, Betacam, Digital Betacam and more in HD or 4K
Prices in HD
1-4 tapes = £85 per tape
5-9 tapes = £76 per tape
10-39 tapes = £72 per tape
40+ tapes = £68 per tape

U-Matic, Betacam, Digital Betacam and more in HD or 4K
Prices in HD
1-4 tapes = £85 SALE £63.75 per tape
5-9 tapes = £76 SALE £57 per tape
10-39 tapes = £72 SALE £54 per tape
40+ tapes = £68 SALE £51 per tape

Video Tape Archive Services: HD & 4K Restoration and Remastering

With over two decades of expertise, Alive Studios excels in video restoration services, consistently delivering exceptional quality to archive facilities, TV and film production companies, and documentary makers.

We have an in-depth understanding of your industry’s unique requirements, and we take a hands-on approach, collaborating closely with a select group of discerning companies. We offer tailor-made services to prepare your videos for seamless broadcasting.

At Alive Studios, we work with a wide range of tape formats, including

U-Matic, Betacam SP, Betacam SX and MPEG IMX, DigiBeta, HDCam, DVCam, DVCPro, VHS, Betamax, all camcorder formats and more. Find out what videotape format you have.

Additionally, we provide a range of exceptional video transfer services, including the transfer of domestic videotapes like VHS with AI Restoration. We also upscale ans restore DVD and Video Files using AI. Both options are available in HD and 4K quality.

AI-Powered Video Restoration

Our state-of-the-art AI upscaling and restoration system excels at utilizing temporal data to deliver impeccably cleaned videos with enriched audio. We’re known for our ability to handle damaged and mouldy tapes, and our experienced editors skillfully piece together footage from various sources to create seamless, refined videos that often combine clips from different versions to deliver the best possible outcome.

Additionally, we execute precise color correction, image enhancement, and noise reduction. Finally, our AI technology meticulously analyses and enhances every intricate detail. Whether you’re dealing with vintage SD clips or challenging footage suffering from pronounced noise, our AI-powered video restoration consistently produces remarkable results. Read about our output formats.

VHS images with AI restoration
VHS tape AI restored
Digital Betacam images with AI restoration
Betacam tape AI restored

Why Choose Alive Studios?

Here at Alive Studios, we believe our extensive experience and exceptional services make us the ideal choice for all your video restoration needs. Here are some compelling reasons to partner with us:

1. Over 20 Years of Expertise: With more than two decades in the industry, we bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table, ensuring top-quality video restoration results.

2. Leading Film Editors: Our team includes some of the industry’s best film editors, guaranteeing meticulous attention to detail, creative enhancements, and a commitment to excellence in every project.

3. Friendly and Collaborative Approach: We pride ourselves on being friendly, approachable, and easy to work with. Your satisfaction is our priority, and we collaborate closely with you to ensure your vision is realized.

4. Competitive Pricing: Located in Devon, we offer competitive pricing compared to our London-based competitors without compromising on quality. Simple pricing can be found on our order-form.

5. Free Collection and Delivery Across the UK: To make your experience even more convenient, we provide free collection and delivery services from anywhere in the UK, ensuring your media assets reach us safely.

6. Global Reach: Our clients span the globe, reflecting our reputation as a trusted partner in video restoration for clients worldwide.

7. Alive Cloud Streaming Service: Experience the benefits of our very own impressive cloud streaming service, ‘Alive Cloud.’ This platform allows you to securely and swiftly share projects online with colleagues, no matter where they are. 

Choose Alive Studios for video restoration that combines years of expertise, industry-leading talent, affordability, and a global reach with cutting-edge technology for secure and efficient project sharing through Alive Cloud. Your satisfaction is our commitment.

Under Milk Wood, Restored in 4K with AI Upscale

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

We transfer video tapes in HD, which has 5 x the mega-pixels of SD, or 4K Ultra HD, which has over 20 x the mega-pixels of SD. Phew!

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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. 

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AI Video Restoration

We now use Artificial Intelligence to colour-correct and restore the video. This time-aware enhancement system sharpens and de-noises video while recovering incredible amounts of detail. You can also request the non-AI version if required.

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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. Annual hosting plans available from just £24/year.

Dual USB

Supplied on USB stick

Your video files will be supplied in MPEG-4 format on a Dual USB Stick or ProRes on a Hard Drive. both formats can be edited.

Examples of work

Customer Reviews

Read more independent reviews on eKomi

A Minns (Mitsubishi Motors UK)
A Minns (Mitsubishi Motors UK)
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I just thought I would write to thank you for the great service I received while transferring our old 16mm material. Despite the age of the film, the quality of the transfer is excellent. I was also impressed by the level of communication during the process – everything was notified by email and you kept me informed. We will shortly be starting our ‘40th Anniversary in the UK’ celebrations and the intention is to drip feed these onto our YouTube channel as a talking point. It will be interesting to see the comments from our customers and dealers.
C Penman (University College London)
C Penman (University College London)
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Dear Jenny, Just to let you know that we received our films and the digitised copies safely, along with the most welcome fudge. Thank you very much for an excellent job.
Andrew Morton (British Author of 17 Carnations)
Andrew Morton (British Author of 17 Carnations)
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When I was looking to convert unique and historic 8mm film taken of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor during the 1930s I asked Alive Studios to help. They were discreet, professional and careful with the precious film. The results, which are excellent, are contained in the picture section of my latest book, 17 Carnations about the wartime activities of the ducal couple.
G CHIGNELL (Passion Pictures Films)
G CHIGNELL (Passion Pictures Films)
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We worked with Alive on restoration of original 8mm reels for Clapton: Life in 12 Bars. The service was excellent. The restoration was completed with great care and the quality was first class - I would highly recommend them in the future
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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.

Ordering is so easy!

Online
  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 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/Email and we’ll handle all the paperwork for you.

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.

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

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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 upscale to HD/4K?

Converting SD to HD or 4k will give stunning improvements in video quality.

We transfer your tapes with Teranex
This is the world’s most advanced video converter to transfer your analogue and digital tapes. Giving the finest quality conversion between video standards and frame rates. Teranex features proprietary and patented PixelMotion de-interlacing algorithms, so you get improved image quality.

Professional decks
With any tape conversion we always use the highest quality professional decks featuring auto video head cleaning, Video Stabilizer, Advanced 3D Y/C separation, Line Time Base Correction (LTBC) functions for perfect frame synchronization. Poor analogue source video is filtered and stabilized prior to conversion.

AI Upscaling and restoration
Our system specializes in using temporal information to create significantly cleaner video and sound. We can go from videotape, DVD or any video file to a clean, fully restored HD or even 4K video.

Video Tape Cleaning

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. 

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

AI Video Restoration

We now use Artificial Intelligence to colour correct and restore video. This time-aware enhancement system sharpens and de-noises video while recovering incredible amounts of detail. 

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.

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.