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


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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 your patronage over the last 43 years!



The last standard model, the discontinued TVT-8PHD is still listed here for reference.

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 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, as Ebay seller TobinProducts2017. Currently I have listed:

High Definition progressive scan telecine for super-8 film, model TVT-S8PHD Econ, only $995: and suitable High Resolution telecine lens:

Tobin Power Rewind, TPR-1, specify for super-8 or regular-8:

Surplus: NTSC monitor, oscilloscope, simple lenses, Tuscan super-8 reels & archival boxes

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


p.s. Don稚 be fooled! Some folks selling 滴D telecine equipment on Ebay are using consumer CMOS-sensor camcorders instead of proper triggerable machine vision cameras. The camera痴 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

TVT-8PHD Telecine*

*Now Discontinued

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

NEW! TCS Equipment Schematics 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 Item 112408382689 or if you can稚 find it, search for seller 8163570 listings. This CD is essential if you need to get one of our products fixed and your repairman lacks the schematic.