Tobin Cinema Systems, Inc.


Film to Video / DVD Transfer (Telecine) Equipment Specialist


Text Box: TCS

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Film to DVD Transfer Service

Please go to:

> 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

Text Box: NOTE: We are moving our headquarters location the week of May 17, 2015.

For a while we will not have internet and phone service until the cable equipment and connections are moved over, so we will not be able to reply with our usual efficiency. Please bear with us. Thanks.

Our Forty-first Year 
1974 - 2015

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* 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 Tobin Strobe Transfer and Progressive Scan PHD 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 TVT-8 and TVT-16 models is Discontinued.

We will still fix the current TST-8 and TVT-16PHD E 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.

* 鉄trobin Tobin sprocketless, clawless High Definition dual-8 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 18-20 FPS. New 1/50,000 typical flash exposure. New 2k (2048 x 1536) scan option. Read about the Progressive Scan continuous motion frame by frame scanning TST-8 here.


* For archiving old films in their native 4:3 aspect ratio, also look at our Progressive Scan High Definition PHD model, with direct USB2/USB3 computer hookup to digitize frame by frame at up to 24 FPS speed to your Windows computer AVI file. New! 2k scan option. New version coming soon: 16mm.


Earlier version with steady light shown. Currently the light is only on less than 1/1000 of the time and looks far less bright.


* Almost Ready: Replacing our former 都procket and claw TVT-8 models for super-8 and regular-8, we almost have the new sprocketless and clawless Standard Definition version of the TST-8, the TST-8A. It enables easy direct recording to a stand-alone DVD recorder in real time, so you can earn $80 to $160 per hour, with no need to lubricate and painstakingly repair the film, no computer needed, and a more reliable machine made from all new parts that does not need frequent expensive repairs in heavy use. Preliminary catalog page is here.



Sprocketless & Clawless Analog Telecine with NTSC or PAL video out

* 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 .