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—A local exclusive


Now a separate company.

> Visit the Film To DVD website here:

> Instruction Manuals for most old TCS equipment

> Helpful info, and links to camera instruction manuals

> Links to domestic and foreign film manufacturers


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NOTICE: Factory Repair Service is Discontinued.

Please send all future repairs of our telecine equipment to my 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.

I might occasionally be listing parts on Ebay from seller 8163570.

TCS couldn’t sell Tobin Strobe Transfer TST machines owing to a patent dispute.

This website will likely vanish August 8, 2017.


Tobin Cinema Systems Inc. Has Closed

As Of Dec. 31, 2016

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


Stuff for sale cheap!

We are using up left-over parts and various assorted items will be for sale by me as Ebay seller 8163570 (named after the 8mm, 16mm, 35mm and 65/70mm film formats I have been involved with in the past!) Put me on your Favorite Seller List to see them when they become available.

Also my daughter will be listing items occasionally, as Ebay seller TobinProducts2017.


Currently I have listed:


Tobin Super-8 True Speed Telecine.  Sorry, sold!

Tobin Power Rewind, TPR-1 with variable speed, fast forward and reverse, for 100 to 240 volt power, specify for super-8 or regular-8 or both, limited quantity available:

Tobin Film Cleaner,  TFC-1 with variable speed reverse cleaning plus fast forward, for 100 to 240 volt power, limited quantity available. New compact metal case:

Surplus:   Tuscan super-8 reels & archival boxessimple lenses

Projector repair parts: B&H 456+ dual-8 rubber tires, B&H 256, 461+ reel spindle screws


p.s.– Don’t be fooled! Some folks selling “HD” telecine equipment on Ebay are using consumer CMOS-sensor camcorders instead of proper triggerable machine vision cameras. The camera’s rolling shutter (which exposes the upper and lower parts of the picture at different times) cannot be synchronized to the projector, 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

*Instruction Manuals Mirror Site:

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

Make note of this, so you can still access our manuals after August 7. ( Thanks, Larry! )

They have however revised them all to put themselves as a source for supplies, rather than the original vendors.


Better yet, buy the CD of schematics and manuals we have listed on Ebay! See next frame.

*NEW! TCS Equipment Schematics & Instruction Manuals CD For Sale

Formerly top secret to keep our less advanced competition from copying our machines, I am now selling a CD at $19.95 postpaid and listed on Ebay as or if you can’t find it, search for listings by seller 8163570. This CD has hundreds of files and thousands of PDF pages and is essential if you need to get one of our products fixed and your repairman lacks the schematic.