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


Software R&D Engineer

We are seeking to recruit an experienced software research and development engineer to join our small, highly skilled team.


  • Workshop on 11–12 September 2017 at Nasjonalbiblioteket in Mo i Rana, Norway [en]
  • «Film Preservation and Restoration Workshop India 2017», 7–14 October 2017 at Prasad Studios in Chennai, India [en]
  • Archivierung audiovisueller Dateien, Bern, 2 November 2017 [de]
  • «Préserver le cinéma sur formats réduits» at Cinémathèque des Pays de Savoie et de l’Ain on 6–7 November 2017 in Veyrier-du-Lac, France [fr]
  • Bash for Archivists: Using AMIA Open Source, AMIA Conference, 29 November 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana, Divided States of America [en]
  • «Open Source for Archivists» Workshop on 7–8 April 2018 at the Thai Film Archive in Salaya (near Bangkok), Thailand [en]