Tobin Cinema Systems, Inc.


Film to Video / DVD Transfer (Telecine) Equipment Specialist


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Film to DVD Transfer Service

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> 8mm, Super-8, 16mm film to DVD

> Camcorder tapes copied to DVD

> Super-8 Sound copied at correct speed and without flicker輸 local exclusive


> Visit the new Film To DVD website here:

> Accessories for discontinued models

> Instruction Manuals

> Helpful info, and links to camera instruction manuals

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1974 - 2015

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Our new Film To DVD site is here:

* If you are a video editing expert, you should select our High Definition models that record an AVI computer file, frame by frame, using the software provided. You will perform extra editing and mastering work with additional software, to generate a flawlessly prepared Blu-Ray or DVD to sell at a premium price. The Progressive Scan PHD and Tobin Strobe Transfer TST models are made for this application:

New Contact Info:

For ordering, Susan loves to talk to customers, at 509 621-0323, FilmsToDVD at comcast dot net.

Technical Inquiries: Clive Tobin at comcast dot net

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We prefer email so we can give thorough and complete written information with less chance of misunderstanding, also we can do it when we are not in the middle of some critical operation.


NOTICE: Factory Mechanical Repair Service of Early Models is Discontinued.

We will still fix the current models and do electronic repairs of early models.

We are sorry but unexpected medical problems have caused our repair person to be ordered to stop doing most repairs.

Please send all future mechanical repairs of our earlier design telecine equipment to our authorized repair stations listed here.

Some repair and adjustment information is in this section here.

Repair parts for TCS telecine equipment are listed here. And read the disclaimer.

* For archiving old 16mm films with 24/32 bit and 64 bit color, look at our Progressive Scan High Definition 1280 x 960 TVT-16PHD E model, with USB3 computer hookup to digitize frame by frame at 24 FPS speed to your Windows or Linux computer AVI file. Read about it here.

* 鉄trobin Tobin sprocketless, clawless High Definition dual-8 USB2 telecine has no film loops to lose. Makes a 1280 x 960 24 bit color progressive scan AVI file on your Windows computer from unrepaired film at 18 FPS. Read all about the TST-8 here.


* They池e Back! We have resumed production of our famous TVT-8TS 典rue Speed telecines that copy film to your standard definition NTSC or PAL video DVD recorder, with no need for a computer, at precise 18 and 24 FPS speeds. Earn $90 to $180 per hour with minimum fuss. See them here.

* NEW! Bargains Page. This is where to find prototype, discontinued, shopworn, reduced specification, experimental and used Tobin telecine equipment! NOTE: Hyperlink only appears when there is something available on the page.

* A listing of all of our telecine models, instructions and repair info, much added information, and links to sample transfers can be seen here:



* TVT Index Page .

* Improved TVT-8PHD dual-8 model with conventional sprocket and claw design, a better mechanism than before for a long lasting steady picture, High Definition 1280 x 960 pixel frame-by-frame true progressive scan 24/32 bit color AVI file (Uncompressed or Compressed,) also 64 bit Uncompressed, USB3 Windows or Linux computer hookup, software included, variable speeds, flickerless long-life low cost halogen light, footage counter, fast rewind, etc. Read about it here.

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