Tobin Video Transfer Telecine Equipment
> Mainstream-E Low cost, yet high quality flickerless results. Speeds are adapted to suit the video. No counters, few controls.
HERE are specialized models for the more advanced transfer service:
> Super-8 Sound Yours can be a rare facility that transfers this correctly!
> 16mm Sound Two Speed technology.
Recommended only for video editing experts:
The following two models archive Frame By Frame 4:3 format at up to 24 FPS:
Needs computer for recording an HD file.
Original AVI digitizing done on Windows with included program.
Needs computer for recording an HD file.
Original AVI image digitizing done on Windows with included program.
> High Definition TST-8PHD Tobin Strobe Transfer
Continuous motion, no sprockets or claw, all new parts.
Higher productivity or lower cost than the competition.
The “Strobin’ Tobin” may possibly be available this summer.
> TVT Price List — Prices are also shown on the individual catalog pages, linked above.
> Authorized Service Facilities for TCS Telecine Equipment
Notice about a problem with previous super-8 sprocketed models
> Tobin Video Transfer equipment is designed and manufactured in the USA.
Actually, we question if it is worth even having links here to YouTube posted videos. The quality is a poor imitation of the actual results with Tobin Video Transfer equipment, being small in size, low resolution, and highly compressed.
Some of these are not as exciting as we would like. If you and your customers don’t care if the world admires your YouTube uploads made with Tobin Video Transfer machines, please send us the links!
> Tobin TVT-16 3CCD model, USA copied 2012 from 1976 16mm Ektachrome VNF
> Tobin TVT-S8PHD Progressive Scan, USA copied 2012 from 1960s Super-8
Vietnam War footage in Super-8 was included as part of a CBS News feature story
> Tobin TVT-D8PHD Current model, Australia copied 2012 from 1963 Regular-8
Note: the above has some motion judder because 15 FPS film was converted to 25 FPS PAL, then Vimeo re-converted it to 30 FPS.
> Tobin TVT-R8MS R8 with 19.98 FPS speed, USA sales pitch
Note: this customer of ours is trying to make you think he is building the machines and you have to buy them from him! Good presentation though.
> Tobin TVT-R8HD Former model, AVCHD vs. MJPEG compression, 2011 from 1956 B&W (Silent)
> Tobin TVT-R8PHD Current model, USA copied 2011 from 1964 Regular-8 (Silent)
> Tobin TVT-8M Older models rented out in the UK (English narration)
> Tobin TVT-D8M Older model used in Russia (in Russian)
> Tobin TVT-16 Older model used in Russia (in Russian) (Hope he’s saying something nice!)
> Tobin TVT-R8 and TVT-S8 YouTube Promo by our customer http://alamedafilmtransfer.blogspot.com/
Our suggested equipment lineup:
First, you need to decide whether you want to transfer films directly to DVD in real time, with minimum fuss and no need for a computer. If so, look at our Standard Definition machines below. We suggest having two True Speed units, one for regular 8 and one for super 8, to avoid the arduous changeover process and be ready to run efficiently at a moment’s notice. These interpolate between film frames to make video frames at 25 (PAL) or 30 (NTSC) FPS (Frames Per Second) from the 18 or 24 FPS film. Later you can add models for super-8 sound film and for 16mm. These all use a stand-alone DVD recorder, available from a number of companies. It is also possible to convert the analog video to computer signals by passing through a converter box such as a Grass Valley 55, or a camcorder with analog to Firewire pass-through.
For Progressive Scan High Definition files made by computer hookup, look at our PHD models below. These do true Frame By Frame scanning, where each film picture goes to one video frame. Software is included for making an AVI file of unlimited size with your Windows computer via normal USB2 connection, which you then open with your editing and authoring program, to remove bad parts, rearrange, add titles or music, etc. You can record with various popular compression modes such as DV and Motion JPEG, or uncompressed. Your program will perform interpolation between frames, or add extra frames, to convert the frame rate for normal video display from a DVD or Blu-Ray disc. With the Dual-8 model, it can be delivered with enlarged gate that shows both the regular-8 and super-8 frame sizes; in editing you crop the image to show the area of interest and even Pan-Scan to 16:9 ratio. Otherwise the units show only the normal projected area. 16mm is also available.