Formerly Video Transfer Center

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

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By Appointment Only:
Tuesday - Saturday
Tel.: 415-558-8815 • eMail:    

San Francisco's only company devoted exclusively to archival motion picture film scanning.

Scanning 8mm, Super-8, 9.5mm, 16mm, 17.5mm, 28mm and 35mm motion picture film.

Photo of Movette Film Transfer building at 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.

Close-up photo of FlashscanHD film 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

Photo of Jennifer Miko

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.

Jennifer is a 2008 graduate of The L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation. In the summer of 2008, she was awarded a fellowship 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 been used in the development of the current Image Permanence Institute project, as well as the educational poster entitled Knowing and Protecting Motion Picture Film (now out of print), a collaborative effort between the Image Permanence Institute and the George Eastman House (renamed in 2015 as the Eastman Museum).

Jennifer Miko

Buck Bito