San Francisco's only company devoted exclusively to archival film scanning.
Scanning 8mm, Super-8, 9.5mm, 16mm, 17.5mm, 28mm and 35mm motion picture film.
Our new name and new home
Movette Film Transfer is the new name for Video Transfer Center. We re-opened at our new home at 1407 Valencia St. on November 7, 2012 after over nine years at our old, 395 South Van Ness Ave. address.
About us & about film
Movette Film Transfer is devoted to making the fleeting images of years gone by accessible to future generations. We possess the Passion, Experience, Training, and Technology to take the moving pictures of the twentieth century into the digital age.
Our Core Team
The Owners: Jennifer Miko and Buck Bito
Movette Film Transfer's president, Jennifer Miko has been working with film since the 1980s. Originally a portrait and documentary photographer and darkroom technician, she expanded her interests to include small gauge motion picture film when she joined the team at Video Transfer Center in 1999. In 2003, the original owner sold the business to Jennifer and her husband, Buck Bito, and they have been transforming the business to focus on film transfer under their ownership. The transformation was completed at the end of 2010 from which time the company has been providing film scanning services exclusively.
Between 2008 and joining Movette in September 2013, Anne pursued more traditional photochemical film restoration as a Printing & Processing Technician at CinemaLab Preservation in Englewood, CO where she gained practical experience handling films of various gauges and degrees of damage, including severe vinegar syndrome and nitrate decomposition. She also served as Managing Director for the Denver Silent Film Festival during its early development where she presented new restorations and built relationships with internationally-known film archivists.