Tobin Cinema Systems, Inc.


Film to Video / DVD Transfer (Telecine) Equipment Specialist


Text Box: TCS

Film to DVD Transfer Service

Is Still In Business!

> 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


Now a separate company.

> Visit the Film To DVD website here:

> Instruction Manuals* for almost all old TCS equipment

> Helpful info, and links to camera instruction manuals


Entire contents copyright ゥ 1998-2017 Tobin Cinema Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Permission will normally be granted to publish or distribute extracts.

Remittance address: Tobin Cinema Systems Inc, 19415 E Augusta Ln, Spokane Valley WA 99016-8427

For shipping anything to us, contact us first. Remember we don稚 do repairs any more.


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This site was last updated April 26, 2017 and now has 11 HTML pages plus countless hundreds of pages of PDF manuals.


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Contact Info:

Technical Information and Sales Inquiries: Clive Tobin at comcast dot net

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NOTICE: Factory Repair Service is Discontinued.

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.

Most spare parts have been sent to our USA authorized repair facilities.

TCS can稚 sell finished TST machines any more owing to a patent dispute.

This website will likely vanish August 2017.


Tobin Cinema Systems Inc. Has Closed Down

As Of Dec. 31, 2016

Thanks to everyone for their patronage over the last 43 years!



The Last Standard Model

The TVT-8PHD is still listed here for reference. This is dual-8 progressive scan high definition.

One Of A Kind Models

There are several units in the works and might or might not be finished on a hobby basis. These are prototypes or are using up left-over parts. When done they will be occasionally listed on Ebay from seller 8163570 (named after the 8mm, 16mm, 35mm and 70mm film formats I have been involved with in the past!) Put me on your Favorite Seller List to see them when they become available. Since TCS is defunct, payments will be made directly to me, Clive Tobin, and not to TCS. Also my daughter will be listing items, as Ebay seller TobinProducts2017.


p.s. Don稚 be fooled! Some folks selling 滴D telecine equipment on Ebay are using consumer CMOS-sensor camcorders. The camera痴 rolling shutter (which exposes the upper and lower parts of the picture at different times) cannot be synchronized to the projector shutter, even if they had the faintest idea how to do it, resulting in flicker and blended frames, or exposure banding, that cannot be adjusted away. Since these are incapable of acceptable quality this will lead to customer complaints. Buy Tobin equipment, new or used, for contented customers instead!


Forty-Three Years

1974 - 2017

* NEW! Manuals Mirror Site:

Urbanski Film has graciously offered to host all of the TCS / Tobin Cinema Systems instruction manuals, at

Make note of this, so you can still access our manuals after August. ( Thanks, Larry! )

They are however revising them all to put themselves as a source for supplies, rather than the original ones.