Tobin Video Transfer Telecine Equipment

Standard Definition


* True SpeedExact 18 and 24 speeds without flicker, a world exclusive as far as we know! It took us 25 years to come up with it. For super-8, and for regular-8. Also: 3CCD camera option. Also for super-8 sound.




* 16mm Sound ††Two Speed technology.



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.

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



* High Definition TVT-8 PHD Progressive Scan

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

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



* High Definition TVT-16 PHD Progressive Scan

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

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

Helpful Information


* TVT Price List ó Prices are also shown on the individual catalog pages, linked above.


* Ordering Information, Hours, Warranty, Etc. ††††


* TVT Standard Definition Order worksheet.†††††††

* TST Tobin Strobe Transfer Order Worksheet

* TVT-8/16PHD High Definition Order Worksheet


* Instruction Manuals for TCS Equipment, Past & Present


* Authorized Service Facilities for TCS Telecine Equipment


* FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions about Film Problems & DVD Transferring†††††


* Video Alphabet Soup



* Tobin Video Transfer equipment is designed and manufactured in the USA.


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-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 Current model, 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 Current model, 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 and no need for a computer. If so, look at our Standard Definition machines below. You will need two True Speed units, one for regular 8 and one for super 8. These interpolate between film frames to make video frames at 25 (PAL) or 30 (NTSC) FPS (Frames Per Second) from the 18 or 24 FPS film. Later you can add models for 16mm. These all use a stand-alone DVD recorder, available from a number of companies. It is also possible to convert the analog video to computer signals by passing through a converter box such as a Grass Valley 55, or a camcorder with analog to Firewire pass-through.

†††††††††† 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 connection, which you then open with your editing and authoring program, to remove bad parts, rearrange, add titles or music, etc.† You can record with various popular compression modes 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.