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! (1994)


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


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
  • Initializing Initiatives (= «No Time to Wait 4») on 4–6 December 2019 at the Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives in Budapest, Hungary


  • Migration de fichiers audiovisuels, Memoriav Workshop at Médiathèque Valais, Martigny on 8 May 2019 [fr]
  • Open-Source Tools and Resources at Tate in London, United Kingdom, on 30–31 October 2019 [en]
  • Film Preservation and Restoration Workshop India 2019 in Hyderabad, India, on 8–15 December 2019 [en]
  • Open-Source Tools and Resources, one-week workshop at the Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola in Donostia (San Sebastián), Spain, early 2020 [en]