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CineStill Film °Cs Temperature Control System TCS-1000


  • Immersion Circulator and Thermostat
  • PTC Heating Element, 32-203°F Range
  • Heat/Circulate Chemistry or Control Bath
  • Ideal for Chemistry Mixing or Processing
  • Universal Holder for Two 1L Bottles
  • LCD/Firmware Optimized for Film Use
  • °F/°C Toggle, Integrated Process Timer
  • Max Circulation Capacity of 20L
  • Brushless DC Motor and Molded Impeller
  • Stainless Steel Housing, Built-In Clip

Availability: In stock (can be backordered)

CineStill Film °Cs Temperature Control System TCS-1000 Overview

Helping to regulate, heat, mix, and circulate chemistry, the °Cs Temperature Control System TCS-1000 from Cinestill is an immersion circulator/thermostat, which has been designed specifically for film processing needs. Suitable for C-41, E-6, and black and white chemistries, the TCS-1000 uses a PTC heating element to achieve consistently accurate chemistry or water bath temperatures necessary for film processing. A brushless DC motor and molded polymer impeller also help to circulate up to 20L of chemistry to achieve consistent temperature control baths to suit both developing and blix/fix processes. The TCS-1000’s intuitive design incorporates an LCD to display temperature readings as well as a two-stage processing timer. Additionally, a universal bottle holder is included to keep chemistry bottles upright during processing and it also features a built-in clip for secure attachment to mixing vessels and control bath tubs.


  • Intuitive interface incorporates an LCD to show the solution’s current temperature, target temperature, and a two-stage timer for developer and blix/fix. Adjustments to target temperature and timer settings can be made using the adjustment wheel and set button.
  • Two-stage timer has presets for C-41 and E-6 or can be manually adjusted depending on the chemistry used or for black and white processing. Time is displayed in minutes and seconds.
  • Adjustable temperature control from 32-203°F / 0-95°C (+/- 0.1°C). When used in a temperature control bath between 1-20L, consistent temperatures to within +/- 1°C can be achieved.
  • Simple toggling between °F and °C settings.
  • Rear clip permits direct attachment to mixing vessels or temperature control bath tubs.
  • Design incorporates a PTC heating element, brushless DC motor, and a molded polymer impeller within a durable stainless steel housing.
  • Brushless DC motor offers fast speeds and low noise without giving off heat during processing, making it suitable for lower temperature processing. It has a life cycle of over 4000 working hours.
  • Molded polymer impeller has a maximum circulation capacity of 20L.
  • Requires at least 1000W to be powered correctly; a dedicated circuit/its own 120 VAC/60 Hz power outlet is recommended during use. This TCS-1000 has a US-style power plug.
  • Ground protection and protection sensors for temperature/overheating and water level.

Temperature Control Bath

Helping to achieve a constant and stable temperature for the entire developing process, the TCS-1000 can be used to regulate a precise temperature control bath. This is ideal for color film development as the temperature of the chemistry must be accurate and consistent throughout the process.

The included universal bottle holder attaches to the body of the TCS-1000 and can hold two separate 1000mL storage bottles, including collapsible/accordion-style jugs, Jobo bottles, and other similar designs. This holder keeps the bottles upright during processing and is suitable for temperature control baths in sinks, tubs, or basins with an ideal size of at least 16 x 12 x 7″.

Mixing and Heating Chemistry

When working with the optional °Cs 1000mL mixing jug or similar vessel, the TCS-1000 can be placed into the jug along with the measured water and then be used to accurately heat and circulate the water while adding powdered chemicals to create a properly mixed solution. This enables getting the solution up to the correct temperature within seconds with no mess, spilling, or oxidation.
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