Tobin Video Transfer Telecine Equipment

Standard Definition


® Available shortly: New model that eliminates the troublesome intermittent claw and sprockets. This eliminates the need for lubrication and repair of the film, has no loops to lose, and no cams and shuttles to wear out in heavy use, causing frequent repair or replacement. Record directly to DVD in real time with no computer needed. The TST-8A is available for super-8 or regular-8, NTSC or PAL.



High Definition



Recommended only for video editing experts:


†††††††††††† The following models archive Frame By Frame 4:3 format at up to 24 FPS:






* High Definition TST-8 Tobin Strobe Transfer

††††††† ††††††† Continuous motion, no sprockets or claw, all new parts.

†††††††††††† †††††††††††† Higher productivity or lower cost than the competition.

††††††† ††††††† Needs computer for recording an HD file. New 2k scan option.

†††††††††††† †††††††††††† Original AVI digitizing done on Windows with included program.



* High Definition TVT-16 PHD E Progressive Scan

††††††† ††††††† Needs computer for recording an HD file.

†††††††††††† †††††††††††† Original AVI digitizing done on Windows with included program.

†††††††††††† †††††††††††† New 2k scan option.

†††††††††††† †††††††††††† Slotload for safety, sprocket drive for reels up to 2000 feet.


Helpful Information

Sample Transfers

Actually, we question if it is worth even having links here to YouTube posted videos. The quality is a poor imitation of the actual results with Tobin Video Transfer equipment, being small in size, low resolution, and highly compressed.

Some of these are not as exciting as we would like. If you and your customers donít care if the world admires your YouTube uploads made with Tobin Video Transfer machines, please send us the links!


* Tobin TVT-S8TS Super-8 3CCD True Speed Ultimate, New Zealand 2015

* Tobin TVT-S8PHD Progressive Scan, USA copied 2012 from 1960s Super-8

†††††††††††† Vietnam War footage in Super-8 was included as part of a CBS News feature story

* Tobin TVT-D8PHD Australia copied 2012 from 1963 Regular-8

†††††††††††† Note: the above has some motion judder because 15 FPS film was converted to 25 FPS PAL, then Vimeo re-converted it to 30 FPS.

* Tobin TVT-R8MS R8 with 19.98 FPS speed, USA sales pitch

†††††††††††† Note: this customer of ours is trying to make you think he is building the machines and you have to buy them from him! Good presentation though.

* Tobin TVT-R8HD Former model, AVCHD vs. MJPEG compression, 2011 from 1956 B&W (Silent)

* Tobin TVT-R8PHD USA copied 2011 from 1964 Regular-8 (Silent)

* Tobin TVT-8M Older models rented out in the UK (English narration)

* Tobin TVT-D8M Older model used in Russia (in Russian)

* Tobin TVT-16 Older model used in Russia (in Russian) (Hope heís saying something nice!)


Our suggested equipment lineup:

†††††††††† First, you need to decide whether you want to transfer films directly to DVD in real time, with minimum fuss, maximum income per hour, and no need for a computer. If so, look at our improved Standard Definition machine available soon.

†††††††††† For Progressive Scan High Definition files made by computer hookup, look at our Strobiní Tobin and PHD models below. These do true Frame By Frame scanning, where each film picture goes to one video frame. Software is included for making an AVI file with your Windows computer via normal USB2 / USB3 connection, which you then open with your editing and authoring program, to remove bad parts, rearrange, add titles or music, etc.† You can record Uncompressed, or with compression such as Motion JPEG. Your program will perform interpolation between frames, or add extra frames, to convert the frame rate for normal video display from a DVD or Blu-Ray disc.