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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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 Repair Service of Non-Catalog Models is Discontinued.

We will still fix the current TST-8 and TVT-PHD 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 repairs of our TVT-8 and TVT-16 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.

* NEW! TVT-8PHD C dual-8 economy model with conventional sprocket

and claw design, emulsion side scanning, High Definition 1280 x 960 frame-by-frame true progressive scan AVI file, USB3 computer hookup, software included, variable speeds. Catalog page is here.



* For archiving old 16mm films in their native 4:3 aspect ratio, look at our

Progressive Scan High Definition 1920 x 1200 TVT-16PHD E model, with direct USB3 computer hookup to digitize frame by frame at 24 FPS speed to your Windows computer AVI file. Read about it here.


* 鉄trobin Tobin sprocketless, clawless High

Definition dual-8 USB2 telecine. Makes a 1280 x 960 AVI file on your Windows computer, compressed or uncompressed at 18-20 FPS. Flickerless long-life low cost halogen light, or LED. Read all about the Progressive Scan continuous motion frame by frame scanning TST-8 here.


* They池e Back! We have resumed production of our famous TVT-8TS 典rue Speed telecines that copy film to a standard definition NTSC or PAL video DVD directly, 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.

* 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 .


High definition 16mm telecine makes frame by frame AVI files on your Windows computer


Super-8 True Speed model

NTSC or PAL video

* COMING BACK SOON! 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 1920 x 1200 frame-by-frame true progressive scan AVI file, USB3 computer hookup, software included, variable speeds, flickerless long-life low cost halogen light, footage counter, fast rewind, etc. Similar to photo. Preliminary page is here.