AV Preservation by reto.ch

If it’s not awesome, we don’t do it.


Apollo 11

In 2011 we preserved for the Stadtmuseum Schlössli in Aarau, Switzerland, a «scientific film» that assembles part of the exceptional footage shot by the Apollo 11 mission onto 16 mm film, using the Kern lenses. In fact, this is the most expensive home movie ever.

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


  • 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]