AV Preservation by reto.ch

Cameraman on Swiss Alps


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 offer you Swiss quality at a competitive price. We are actively engaged in a number of relevant national and international professional bodies.

Our Services Include

  • restoration of historic films
  • digitisation for both preservation and access purposes
  • data transformations (demultiplex, decode, filter, encode, multiplex)
  • digital archiving service
  • consultancy on audio-visual preservation issues
  • training and research
  • developing policies and procedures
  • database design, implementation and management
  • collection surveying and assessment
  • environmental monitoring and risk assessment
  • vault design
  • disaster planning and recovery


Swiss Film and Video Directory

The database has been updated on 19 July 2014.

Current Training Courses

  • FFmpeg für Konservatoren und Restauratorinnen, Hochschule der Künste Bern, Autumn 2014 in Berne [de]
  • DCP Encoding of Legacy Films, Kinemathek Lichtspiel, Autumn 2014 in Berne [de]
  • Formati digitali per la conservazione e la diffusione di supporti analogici, «Archivi audiovisivi nell’era digitale», Cineteca Regionale Pugliese, 3–7 November 2014 in Bari, Italy [it]
  • Archéologie et archivage de l’audiovisuel, Université de Lausanne, 5–9 January 2015 [fr]
  • Conservation et restauration de l’audiovisuel, Université de Lausanne, 15–19 June and 11 July 2015 [fr]
  • Conservation and Restoration of Moving Image, Hochschule der Künste Bern, Autumn 2015 in Berne [de]
  • Conservation and Restoration of Moving Image, Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien, Autumn 2015 in Vienna, Austria [de]

Patronage of the Arts and the Sciences


It is not easy being a long term advocate in a short term environment.
Eva Lis Green