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 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 also have a particular commitment to the dissemination of audio-visual conservation and restoration techniques, and we are actively engaged in a number of relevant national and international professional bodies.

Our Services Include

  • film digitisation for both preservation and access purposes
  • moving image restoration
  • audio-visual files and data transformation
  • data migration with file format maintenance
  • digital archiving service
  • consultancy, training and research on audio-visual preservation issues

News

Patronage of the Arts and the Sciences

  • AMIA, the Association of Moving Image Archivists
  • FIAF, the International Federation of Film Archives
  • IASA, the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives
  • SEAPAVAA, the SouthEast Asia-Pacific AudioVisual Archive Association
  • «Radicals» (= «Orphan Film Symposium») on 6–8 June 2019 at Österreichisches Fimmuseum in Vienna, Austria
  • «Initializing Initiatives» (= «No Time to Wait 4») on 4–6 December 2019 at the Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives in Budapest, Hungary

Training

  • Working Beyond RGB, 14 June 2019 [en]
  • Open-Source Tools and Resources for Audio-Visual Archivists, twice a half-day workshop lead by Joshua Ng and Reto Kromer at the IASA 50th Annual Conference in Hilversum, Netherlands, on 30 September – 3 October 2019 [en]
  • The RAWcooked Project, by Jérôme Martinez and Reto Kromer at the FIAT/IFTA World Conference in Dubrovnik, Croatia, on 22–25 October 2019 [en]
  • Open-Source Tools and Resources at Tate in London, United Kingdom, on 30–31 October 2019 [en]
  • From the sensor to the file at «Initializing Initiatives» (= «No Time to Wait 4») on 4–6 December 2019 at the Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives in Budapest, Hungary [en]
  • Film Preservation and Restoration Workshop India in Hyderabad, India, on 8–15 December 2019 [en]
  • Conservation and Restoration of Moving Image at the Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien on 8–10 January 2020 in Vienna, Austria [de]
  • Open-Source Tools and Resources for Audio-Visual Archivists, one-week workshop at the Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola in Donostia (San Sebastián), Spain, early 2020 [en]
  • FFmpeg fürs Archiv, one-day Memoriav workshop lead by Sophie Bunz and Reto Kromer, possibly in Bern, early 2020 [de]

Publications

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2019–05–20