AV Preservation by reto.ch

If it’s not awesome, we don’t do it.

 

Création de la serpentine

A stencil-coloured print of
Création de la Serpentine by Segundo de Chomón,
Pathé Frères, France 1908
(Courtesy by Österreichisches Filmmuseum, the Austrian Film Museum)

 

We are a highly skilled moving image conservation and restoration company, partly operating at the Lichtspiel in Bern, Switzerland. Our team provides worldwide comprehensive services that encompass the whole range of audio-visual preservation, offering Swiss quality at a competitive price. We have a particular commitment to the dissemination of low-technology and low-energy audio-visual conservation and restoration techniques. We support open-source projects which we believe are beneficial for the archival community. We are running the Swiss Film and Video Directory.

Our Services Include

  • film digitisation for both preservation and access purposes
  • digital moving image and sound restoration
  • files and data transformation
  • migration and maintenance of digital archives
  • research, training and consultancy on audio-visual preservation

Training

  • The Green Archive: Sustainability in Digitisation and Long-Term Archiving, FIAF Workshop, online, on 30 March 2023 [en]
  • Open-Source Tools and Resources for Audio-Visual Archives at Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola in Donostia (San Sebastián), Spain, on 16–19 May 2023 [en]
  • FFmpeg-Workshop at Hochschule der Künste Bern on 23 May 2023 [de]
  • Medienkunst: Technologie und Erhaltungsstrategien III at the Akademie der bildenden Künste in Vienna, Austria, on 14–15 June 2023 [de]
  • Using FFmpeg in a Film Archive. Advanced Level, FIAF Workshop, online, on 29 June 2023 [en]
  • Filmkonservierung und -restaurierung at Hochschule der Künste Bern in Autumn 2023 [de]

Patronage of the Arts and the Sciences

  • No Time to Wait 7 at Národní Filmový Archiv in Prague, Czech Republic, in Autumn 2023

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