Cinetis is a young Swiss company involved in preserving and breathing new life into audio-visual documents (traditional film, video cassettes and photographs).
Since its creation in 2005, Cinetis has worked with the HES-SO Valais and the Idiap Research Institute (Valais) to develop solutions for conserving the audio-visual records of the previous century. Several thousand hours of Super8 and 16 mm film shot by amateur and professional film-makers have been digitised, restored and revived.
In response to the growing demand from the market for the digital preservation of audio-visual documents, Cinetis is now actively building up a network of partners to assist with its activities. Since 1 October, Cinetis’ service has been on offer in all the Swisscom Shops throughout Western Switzerland and the Valais.
Cinetis is also developing a platform for sharing archive films and images. The young enterprise is encouraging its customers to share their “historic moments” through the social media, thus participating in the creation of a collective audio-visual record.
At the CeBIT in Hannover in 2011, Cinetis received the highest distinction from the European Seal of e-Excellence, a prestigious European multimedia award.
The support of The Ark Foundation
Cinetis joined the Incubator at The Ark Foundation in 2005. It followed the usual process, completing in 2008. It still has its premises on the IdeArk site in Martigny.