The company was founded in 1985 by Franziska Appel under the name of LISTO Videofilm Ges.m.b.H. & Co. KG as a telecine and video duplication company. Located in the same building as LISTO Film which has a long history of developing film going back to the silent era, the two companies complemented each others business by providing laboratory services and the transfer from film to video.
In the early nineties the company became known for its high quality telecine work. Along with the growth of international recognition analog and digital edit suites were added and the staff grew from a team of three, to fifteen employees today.
In 1996, with digital effects and computer animation becoming part of almost every commercial and feature film, a whole new department was created. LISTO Effects Computeranimations Ges.m.b.H. features specialized tools for digital online editing, special effects creation, computeranimation and image processing. What started as a duplication and telecine house grew to become Austrias largest Video Postproduction facility for advertisements and TV series during the nineties, with the merger of LISTO VIDEO / EFFECTS and FILM the company now offers complete Post-Production under one management.
For the past years LISTO has concentrated on offering Feature Film clients the same flexible approaches to finishing at the highest level of quality available today. We have recently added a Northlight scanner for film to data transfers and a Baselight8 grading suite with a projection screen of 2.7 x 5 meters to enable our cients to have the complete cinematic feel of their material during grading. We offer an Arri Laser Film Recorder for resolution independent ransfers of video/data back to 35mm DI negative.