AV Preservation by reto.ch

If it’s not awesome, we don’t do it.


Christian Dimitriu’s cameo appearance in his Your time is over!


We are a small, highly skilled moving image conservation and restoration facility based in Switzerland. Our team provides worldwide comprehensive services that encompass the whole range of audio-visual preservation and offers you Swiss quality at a competitive price. We are also actively engaged in a number of relevant national and international professional bodies.

Our Services Include

  • moving image restoration
  • film digitisation for both preservation and access purposes (using the latest Kinetta Archival Scanner which we contributed to develop)
  • audio-visual files and data transformations
  • consultancy, training and research on audio-visual preservation issues
  • digital archiving service


Patronage of the Arts and the Sciences

  • AMIA, the Association of Moving Image Archivists
  • ACP, the Albanian Cinema Project
  • Implementation of RGB 16-bit handling in FFV1
  • FIAF, the International Federation of Film Archives
  • SEAPAVAA, the SouthEast Asia-Pacific AudioVisual Archive Association


  • Open Source to the Rescue!, keynote speech at «Imagining an AV Archive of the Future», SEAPAVAA Conference, 3–8 April 2017 in Manila, Philippines [en]
  • Before the Restoration, «Restoration of Film Heritage» Symposium, Slovenska Kinoteka, 11–12 April 2017 in Ljubljana, Slovenia [en]
  • FIAF training on 19–23 June 2017 at Thai Film Archive in Bangkok, Thailand [en]