Tobin Cinema Systems, Inc.


Film to Video / DVD Transfer (Telecine) Equipment Specialist


Text Box: TCS

Film to DVD Transfer Service


> 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


Now a separate company.

> Visit the Film To DVD website here:

> Accessories for discontinued models

> Instruction Manuals

> Helpful info, and links to camera instruction manuals

Text Box: Our Forty-second Year 
1974 - 2016

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Telecine is the process of converting movie ( cinema ) film into a ( television ) DVD, video tape, or computer file.


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 built-in camera and software provided. You will perform extra editing and mastering work with additional software, to distribute as a computer file or generate a flawlessly prepared Blu-Ray or DVD to sell at a premium price. The Progressive Scan PHD and TST models are made for this application:

Contact Info:

Technical Information and Sales Inquiries: Clive Tobin at comcast dot net

Change at to @ dot to . and remove spaces


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. Therefore nobody is assigned to full-time phone duty.


Our personnel are now independent contractors so estimated shipping dates are subject to change.


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.

Or, If you want to skip the computer and work in standard definition:

* Our TVT-8A SD Standard Definition analog telecines are your only high quality choice to copy film directly to your stand-alone NTSC or PAL DVD recorder, with no computer. Earn $90 to $180 per hour with minimum fuss. New discount for buying both Regular and Super 8. See them here. A Sprocketless version is also offered.

* TVT-8PHD dual-8 model with built-in camera and optics, HD High Definition 1280 x 960 pixel frame-by-frame true progressive scan 24 bit color AVI file, Uncompressed or Compressed at 24 FPS, no multiple fiddly adjustments, free software, flickerless long-life low cost halogen light, footage counter, fast rewind, etc. Free from shutter bar, blended frames and interlace artifacts. Free AVI recording software. Read about it here. A Sprocketless version is also offered.

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* Our TST-8 Tobin Strobe Transfer High Definition machine is being revised and improved. We池e number two so we try harder! Sprocketless and clawless. All new parts. Compared to the competition: Look for Emulsion side (sharp side) scan instead of their Base (soft) side view. 20 or 40 FPS uncompressed or compressed capture instead of their 10 FPS. 1280 x 960 pixels, or higher resolution camera. New blue laser micro-scanning perforation sensor for superior image steadiness. Dual-8 for both super 8 and regular 8mm. Free AVI recording software. Availability in December we hope. See it here.

( Sort of similar to photo of previous base scan version. )