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).

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
  • 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
  • AEC Film Preservation Workshop, 19–23 June 2017, Salaya, Thailand
  • SEAPAVAA, the SouthEast Asia-Pacific AudioVisual Archive Association
  • Implementation of RGB 16-bit handling in FFV1 for both the planar bgrp16 and the packed rgb48 storage patterns
  • FIAF, the International Federation of Film Archives
  • IASA, the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives



  • FIAF «Film Preservation and Restoration Workshop India 2017» at Prasad Studios in Chennai, India, on 7–14 October 2017 [en]
  • Dateiformate für Film und Video, MAS/CAS ALIS, Universität Bern, 21 October 2017 in Berne [de]
  • Préserver le cinéma sur formats réduits, a two-day workshop at Cinémathèque des Pays de Savoie et de l’Ain in Veyrier-du-Lac, France, on 6–7 November 2017 [fr]
  • Data Migration, Our Fremeny, «No Time to Wait! Open Media, Open Formats, Open Archives» at Österreichisches Filmmuseum in Vienna, Austria, on 9–10 November 2017 [en]
  • Open Source for Archivists, a two-day workshop at the SEAPAVAA Conference at the Thai Film Archive in Salaya (near Bangkok), Thailand, on 7–12 April 2018 [en]
  • Programming of Colour Look-up Tables, workshop at the FIAF Conference in Prague, Czechia, on 22–27 April 2018 [en]