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

> 35mm slides copied to DVD

> Super-8 Sound copied at correct speed and                 without flicker—A 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:

* You can earn $80 to $160 per hour or more copying folks’ old home movie films, with efficient and easy to use Tobin Video Transfer TVT equipment! This is the “Secret Weapon” used by profitable companies worldwide, to easily and quickly copy directly to a DVD in real time, without flicker, with no computer needed, so

no time-consuming “slaving over a hot computer.” The True Speed and 16mm models feature this ability:


* Models suggested for Standard Definition transfers, with True Speed 18 and 24 FPS running, are hyperlinked: Super-8 or Regular-8, Super-8 Sound, and 16mm in NTSC (USA video) or PAL (Foreign video.)


* If you are a video editing expert, you might instead want to 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 Tobin Strobe Transfer and Progressive Scan HD models are made for this application:


* “Strobin’ Tobin” sprocketless, clawless High Definition dual-8 USB3 or USB2 telecine with important advantages over competing domestic units, and at 1/20th the price of imported strobe scanners. Makes an AVI file on your Windows computer, compressed or uncompressed at 20 FPS with higher frame rates possible in future. New 1/100,000 typical flash exposure. Read about the Progressive Scan continuous motion frame by frame scanning TST-8 here.


New Contact Info:

Phone 509 621-0323

Email for ordering: Films To DVD at comcast dot net

Email for questions: Clive Tobin at comcast dot net

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Best time to call: 9-3 M-F Pacific time, Noon to 6 Eastern. If we are out please leave an answering machine message.



NOTICE: Factory Repair Service is Discontinued

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

Please send all future repairs of our 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 films in their native 4:3 aspect ratio, also look at our Progressive Scan High Definition PHD models here, with direct USB2 or USB3 computer hookup to digitize frame by frame at up to 24 FPS speed to your Windows computer AVI file. Super-8 or Regular-8, 16mm. New 16mm version coming soon: 16mm.


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


* TVT Index Page .