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AMIA’s Supplier Directory

In addition to the following list of Institutional Members, you may find the AMIA Supplier Directory: A Global Directory of Services and Suppliers of Audiovisual Media an excellent resource.



AMIA Institutional Members

Audio Mechanics
Burbank, CA
Since 1991 Audio Mechanics has provided evaluation, high quality preservation transfers, and remastering of audio formats including optical soundtracks, magnetic film, analog audio tapes, digital audio tapes, and audio discs. They offer an exclusive, highly successful process for cleaning and transferring deteriorating magnetic film (shrunken/vinegar syndrome). Their aesthetic sensibilities and proprietary restoration techniques are trusted by major studios and sought after internationally.

New York, NY
AVPreserve is a consulting firm that provides resources needed to preserve, use, and distribute audiovisual assets, digital assets, and their associated metadata. Our areas of focus are digital preservation custom software development, assessments and inventories, digitization project management, preservation repositories, metadata management, and taxonomy development. AVPreserve clients include Library of Congress, The American Archive, The Flemish Institute for Archiving (VIAA), HBO, Indiana University, Carnegie Hall, New York Public Library and MoMA.

Crawford Media Services, Inc.
A leading provider of digitization, archival storage, asset management and meta-tagging, Crawford's mission is to help our clients clear the hurdle of digital preservation. Built on many successful projects, we offer our experience, expertise, and resources to resolve the complexity and uncertainty of digital migration and file based workflows.   

DJ Audio
Burbank, CA
We offer transfers from analog to digital mediums and 35 and 35/32 optical sound track recording.    

Burbank, CA
FotoKem has been providing film preservation and restoration services for decades from its home base in Burbank, CA.  The facility’s regular clients include the major Hollywood studios, as well as leading film archives and independent filmmakers worldwide.  FotoKem has helped to preserve thousands of films over the years, from cinema classics dating back to the silent era, to independent and avant-garde film gems.  FotoKem’s full range of digitization and digital restoration services insure the highest quality digital archiving and re-mastering possible, and access to content on all viewing platforms.  Check our website for more information on our services and resources for filmmakers.

Fujifilm North America Corporation
Cypress, CA
Fujifilm Recording Film for Digital Separation ETERNA-RDS 35mm Type 4791 (PET) is a black and white film intended for making black and white separations from color digital masters or a direct B&W negative. This film is designed for a digital separation from color masters and designed for a digital separation workflow using a film recorder. ETERNA-RDS offers a significant improvement over conventional non-specific film stock, producing finer detail, accurate gradation linearity, improved granularity and sharpness with reduced flare. It won an Academy Technical Achievement Award.

Kem Studiotechnik GmbH
Norderstedt, Germany
KEM Studiotechnik GmbH has been tightly connected with the film industry since 1968 and has over the last decades developed a number of innovative products like archival scanning, inspection and viewing tables as well as rewinders.

The MediaPreserve
Cranberry Township, PA
The MediaPreserve, a division of Preservation Technologies, provides high-quality reformatting services for audio, video and film. Using expertly-modified legacy equipment as well as current technologies, our staff of engineers, librarians, archivists and metadata specialists transfer and document your collection materials according to professional standards and best practices so that your AV assets remain accessible into the future.

Memnon Archiving Services Inc. a Sony company
Bloomington, IN
Memnon Archiving Services offers a wide range of services to digitize, restore, preserve and provide access to classic and current Audio/Visual recordings in any format and film. We provide a professional, high-quality, cost effective service, that combines innovative techniques, ten plus years of experience and an optimized production process supported by our industrial scale production asset management system

Post Haste Digital
Los Angeles, CA
Servicing studios, museums, and archives, Post Haste offers efficient solutions and outstanding customer service. Specializations include digitization/reformatting, audio/picture restoration, and our MusicSlayer™ music extraction process. Format specializations include: magnetic tape (1", VHS, Betacam, etc.), audio formats (1/4", 2", Dictabelt, DASH, DA88, DAT, etc.), and data formats (MO, DLT, LTO, etc.).

Reflex Technologies
Burbank, CA
Reflex Technologies is a premier archival services company with the unique capability to obtain superior scans from materials in virtually any condition, including even the most distressed films -- or videotapes with binder adhesion failure. With more than a century of experience on staff, Reflex helps clients navigate the “digital dilemma,” providing them with advice and guidance to make informed decisions about their archival materials, -- that enables them to protect, preserve, and profit from the irreplaceable motion imaging assets in their archives.

Lodi, NJ

STIL Casing Solution
Quebec City, QC Canada
STIL designs and produces protection and preservation containers; being for the preservation of film works, audio tapes or digital data, STIL Casing Solution has a solution for each medium.

Tuscan Corporation
Gold Canyon, AZ
Tuscan Corporation manufactures 8mm, 16mm and 35mm archival film storage containers and cores. Tuscan ProVent containers provide superior ventilation to allow the film to breathe and are molded from inert polypropylene to restrict off-gassing. For over 40 years we've helped
preserve valuable footage for film users throughout the world.

Underground Vaults & Storage, Inc
Hutchinson, KS
Since 1959, UV&S, “The Saltmine” has been a leader in secure offsite storage and information management, offering services ranging from managed inventory to preservation programs for the entertainment industry. UV&S operates nine nationwide locations, with its primary facility located 650 foot underground in Kansas, serving worldwide clients from nearly every sector of industry.



Members Only: 


The San Francisco Silent Film Festival Travel Grant was established to help develop new media archivists, the caretakers of our film heritage.  The Grant provides travel funding for the AMIA Annual Conference.

Each grant recipient will be reimbursed for reasonable travel and registration expenses up to $1,000 and will receive a complimentary conference registration as well as registration to The Reel Thing Technical Symposium at the Conference.



All AMIA members are eligible to receive a SFSFF Fund Travel Grant.  The grant is intended for those entering the field, new professionals and students.

Applicants will complete a short application form and include a brief essay (no more than 1000 words) addressing the financial need for the award, as well as how attendance at the conference will contribute to their professional development as a media archivist.

Recipients are notified in mid-August.

The San Francisco Silent Film Festival

Celebrating the lasting artistic, cultural, and historical importance of silent film with live musical accompaniment, SFSFF engages modern audiences giving them an opportunity to experience the extraordinary quality that Academy Award-winning film historian Kevin Brownlow calls, “live cinema.”

Reflecting the breadth and diversity of silent-era filmmaking, SFSFF’s programming is a lively and thought-provoking mix of education and entertainment, combining classics, lesser-known gems, rare and/or recently restored films, and important international work.

Film Preservationists regard SFSFF as one of the world’s premier venues to see the fruits of their labors on the big screen before an enthusiastic and appreciative audience as well as an unparalleled event where they can meet and connect with colleagues. Every program at the SF Silent Film Festival is an event and many consider it the cinematic highlight of the year.