AV Preservation by reto.ch

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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
  • Rough Consensus and Running Archives (= «No Time to Wait 3») on 25–26 October 2018 at the BFI Southbank in London, United Kingdom
  • 11th Orphan Film Symposium on 10–14 April 2018 in Astoria, New York, United States of America
  • Restoration Asia V on 6 April 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand
  • «Film Preservation and Restoration Workshop India 2017» on 7–14 October 2017 in Chennai, India
  • RAWcooked, encode and decode bit-by-bit audio-visual raw data with Matroska, FFV1 and FLAC

Training

  • Migration von Film- und Videodaten, in collaboration with Lichtspiel and Memoriav, on 31 October 2018 in Berne [de]
  • all-day workshop on archiving of small-gauge films in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy, on 13 November 2018 [it]
  • Conservation and Restoration of Moving Image at Hochschule der Künste Bern in Berne on 10–14 December 2018 and 7 January 2019 [de]
  • Deterioros y conservación de los materiales fotoquímicos / Deterioration and conservation of photochemical material at the Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola in San Sebastián, Spain, on 22–25 January 2019 [en]
  • two-week teaching at the Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, United States of America, in May 2019 [en]
  • two-day workshop in Brisbane, Australia, in June 2019 [en]

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2018–07–19