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12-29-2022, 07:07 PM
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Hello. I am selling my Tobin Video Transfer (TVT-8) Sprocketed Telecine Transfer Machine. It does both 8mm and Super 8mm. I used to use it for my video editing/conversion business. The machine has only been used for 8.6 hours. It has a couple of superficial scratches on the film gate's surface, but aside from that minor instance, the device is a 9/10. The machine's working and cosmetic condition is excellent. Machine comes with original materials and instruction manual. For price, I'm asking $2,800. I'm located in North America (i.e. United States) and offer to pay for the shipping cost for the buyer.


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Update: I cannot edit my post above, but since I have not had any responses to my listing, I'm lowering the price to $1,800.
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Does it do Super 8 sound?
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01-11-2023, 07:13 PM
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No. Just video.
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01-13-2023, 12:04 AM
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What resolution the camera? Do you have a sample clip?
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01-13-2023, 07:45 AM
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380000 pixels, 480 lines of resolution. Sorry I have no samples.
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01-13-2023, 04:00 PM
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Apologies. I take that back. I've attached a sample via Dropbox (https://www.dropbox.com/s/94k4jepxm7...ample.avi?dl=0). Now I have someone looking to purchase it for $1,500 (i.e. it's listed on a different site as well). So if you're interested in purchasing instead, you'll have to go to $1,800. Do you want this?
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480 is too low for Super8, If it was HD I would have given you an offer.

https://www.youtube.com/@Capturing-Memories/videos
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01-14-2023, 12:51 AM
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Now I have someone looking to purchase it for $1,500 (i.e. it's listed on a different site as well). So if you're interested in purchasing instead, you'll have to go to $1,800. Do you want this?
No, we're not doing that on this site.

This marketplace isn't for auctions. If you want to auction an item, then go to eBay, and you can deal with the fees and hassles of that method.

- If you want to OBO ("or best offer"), then state OBO, and let that be discussed in private.
- If you want to lower your price from $2800, then state that in a reply to the listing.
- No auctions.

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480 is too low for Super8, If it was HD I would have given you an offer.
Indeed.

To be blunt, this is the "best" of the bad transfer methods for film, using ancient equipment.
- Any business using this is returning crap quality to customers.
- Any DIY'er using this is dabbling in negative economics, as $2800 (or $1500, or $1800) will pay for lots of film to truly be professional wetgate transferred in HD quality at a post house. Worse, this gear will not hold value, resell is not there, and you may be stuck with it.

NOTE: This item isn't a TBC, which does hold value, does give quality, and is still required. And you NEVER want to transfer SD analog consumer formats to HD. Film is not tape!

I don't normally comment on marketplace listing (nor should others), but this listing was getting out of line, and a bit divorced from reality.

For comparison sake, the Tobin TVT-S8C had an MSRP of $1495, when new, more than a decade ago, and wasn't that much different for quality. Tobin was all "high end budget" gear (somewhat oxymoronic). These SD transfer machines are rightfully considered obsolete devices now, even by Tobin (before defunct), low resolution, mediocre transfers, and have rightfully depreciated vastly.

Sometimes video gear gets too old be useful to modern needs and standards. This is one of those times.

If this seller got an offer for $1500, better take it, you found a sucker (or greater fool). Offload the boat anchor before he/she comes to his/her senses.

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01-14-2023, 09:13 AM
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Alright. I'm going with the former then.
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Alright. I'm going with the former then.
Sounds good.

I'm not trying to be harsh here, just outlaying facts. If you can get $1500, you'd be wise to unload it. For an analog, you're essentially selling a 1995 Ford Taurus for $5000. Not a great vehicle, not a great price. It is what it is. Not everything can sell for top dollar, nor should it.

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