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


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
  • Rough Consensus and Running Archives (= «No Time to Wait 3») on 25–26 October 2018 at 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
  • RAWcooked, encode and decode bit-by-bit audio-visual raw data with Matroska, FFV1 and FLAC
  • DCP-o-matic, the powerful open-source tool for creating digital cinema packages


  • Deterioration and conservation of photochemical material at the Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola in Donostia (San Sebastián), Spain, on 21–25 January 2019 [en]
  • Working Beyond RGB: A Report from the Field at «Colour in Film», British Film Institute in London, United Kingdom, on 25–27 February 2019 [en]
  • Archivage de l’audiovisuel: Dans la jungle des formats de fichiers at the Cinémathèque française in Paris, France, on 13 March 2019 [fr]
  • two-day workshop at Cinémathèque des Pays de Savoie et de l’Ain in Veyrier-du-Lac, France, on 4–5 April 2019 [fr]