Formerly Video Transfer Center

1407 Valencia St., San Francisco, CA, 94110
Lat, Long: 37.75025, -122.42045

Open Tuesday - Saturday:
Hours: Tues. & Thurs.: 8am -6pm,
Wed. & Fri.: 9am -6pm,
Saturday: 10am -4pm
Closed: Sundays & Mondays as well as:
*Thanksgiving Weekend: Thursday, 11/26/15
through Monday, 11/30/15*

Tel.: 415-558-8815 • eMail:    

NEWS: Video Transfer Center is now Movette Film Transfer!

1407 Valencia St. San Francisco, CA 94110

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.

FlashscanHD Threading and PTRs

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

Jennifer Miko, President

Movette Film Transfer's president, Jennifer Miko has been working with film for more than twenty years. 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.

Jennifer is a 2008 graduate of The L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation. In the summer of 2008, she was awarded an internship at the Image Permanence Institute. During her time there, she developed a project investigating and tracking the evolution of cine-film stocks. Using microscopy, she created a collection of images documenting various film supports and emulsions. The results of her work have enabled the development of a current Image Permanence Institute project entitled Knowing and Preserving Motion Picture Film, a collaborative effort between the Image Permanence Institute and the George Eastman House.

Jennifer Miko

Buck Bito