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Clock
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These were created by me and are for my own personal collection. These are in no way legit.

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Last week, I decided to back up my Forte tapes onto my hard drive. It seems like this little project of mine kept getting bigger and bigger! First, I was only going to back them up on the compter, then I put them on DVD, then I made chapters, then menus, and now I have a complete DVD set with all the bells and whistles.

Now that I have them on DVD, I can finally skip chapters!

I always watch these video to study Steve's beautiful card technique...Every cardman should have his tapes to watch and study his rythm and finesse. $200 to watch his demonstrations is about a quarter of what the tapes are truly worth.

PLEASE READ:

I am NOT selling these or copying them for ANYONE. These are for my own personal collection...period. Just thought you guys would like these pics.

Enjoy!
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MagicKim
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Looks very nice clock. I am definitely jealous.

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Mr. Z
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Where's vols. 5-8?

Whoops...ahem.
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Very nice, Clock. I actually made DVDs of my copies a few months back, too, but didn't go as far as to print out custom artwork. Care to share the DVD case inserts?
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I actually started the same project but realized I was tackeling a bigger monster than I thought.
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That's awesome clock nice work. How long did it take per DVD ?
tommy
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On 2007-10-30 05:15, Clock wrote:

I always watch these video to study Steve's beautiful card technique...Every cardman should have his tapes to watch and study his rythm and finesse. $200 to watch his demonstrations is about a quarter of what the tapes are truly worth.




I agree just watching him at work helps one improve in all repects. Dispite the fact he his pretty young on the tapes he is a true master. It is hard to imagine he could get better but I hear from them who know him that he has. I have only seen short clips of him on film since and he just looks perfect. I would like to see him make a new set and see what can now do.
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I personally would not advertise the fact that you can convert video formats....it may get some people upset...shh.
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Nice collection
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Mr. Z
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On 2007-10-30 15:41, Expertmagician wrote:
I personally would not advertise the fact that you can convert video formats....it may get some people upset...shh.


Card guys have been doing this for years now. Clock's hardly the first.
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It's completely legal to back up anything you own on a different media. Video, music, whatever.....if it's for your own use, and it's a back up to your legal original, there's absolutely nothing wrong with doing it.
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On 2007-10-30 15:41, Expertmagician wrote:
I personally would not advertise the fact that you can convert video formats....it may get some people upset...shh.


Card guys have been doing this for years now. Clock's hardly the first.


Mr. Z I'm surprised at you...but yes you're right I have all my cheating at cards and dice stuff on DVD's as well besides the fact that they all are backed up on my computer. Anything I want is just a click away.

If any of you can remember, getting back my laptop with all my videos was my only concern after getting beat up, stomped and robbed after a game while hustling in Phili.

And to answer a question some of you might be thinking. NO, I wasn't caught cheating. The so-called hustlers that I was with left me stranded with no where to go while I was looking for them.


Respectfully,

Doc
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Gentlemen,

As I type, I have the masters to Steve's Gambling Protection Series sitting a few feet away from me in 4 large 1" video "pizza boxes" (as they're known in the trade).

I'm trying like hell to get them converted to DVD properly. If I can continue to convince him that this is the right thing to do, and we go forward with this project, I'll be sure to let everyone know that they're on their way.

Jason
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I thought that the Forte poker book mentioned that there was some new material on the way.
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Nice work Clock..maybe of topic, but how did you convert VHS to DVD? I got a lot of very old video material (not about cards) I want to put on DVD, any help?

USM
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A good way to convert VHS to DVD is through a Sony or equivalent camcorder with FireWire in/out (you've got to have the FireWire for it to work).

You take your analog line-outs from your VCR into the analog line-ins on your camcorder, then the FireWire out of your camcorder into your computer (actually FireWire is bi-directional, but that doesn't matter in this case).

Then it's just a matter of your DVD burning software. On a Mac it's iDVD and included free with your computer.

The conversion takes place within your video camera. It's a relatively little used feature on a lot of FireWire cameras. I converted two dozen old 8mm tapes to DVD with this method. (I also put my Forte Gambling Protection Series onto DVD this way).

There are also dedicated Analog/FireWire conversion boxes that do the same thing for around $400.00, but they're a bit of a one trick pony compared to a camera.
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I have done the same with various tapes, I should get to doing it with the Forte ones as well. It will be a nice opportunity to go through them again, since I would like to get chapter stops like you.

USM, getting VHS to DVD is not so complicated, if you are handy with computers. You will need a video card that accepts video input in some way (it should be S-Video or RCA composite). I have a card that I use to record TV shows so I used that. Just hook up the VCR to the video card, run a recording program on your computer, then play the tape. Then you have to convert the video to a DVD format, there are many programs for that.

Of course most of the advantage will come from chapter stops and menus. That you need to use a program to make, and it can be quite time consuming. Then you have to be handy with a graphics program if you want to make a nice cover and menus....

All in all not a small task. Some great work by Clock here. Maybe I'll procrastinate for a year or two more and by then donate some money to Mr. England and company Smile.
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A simply way of doing the conversion is a stand alone DVD recorder with a built in hard drive. I have a Pioneer DVR-520H (probably discontinued) but current models are available. Once it's in the hard drive I can trim and divide the clips and make up to 100 chapters. Since this is all hardware based it's a lot faster than doing it in the computer and I do it from my rocking chair with a remote control. When I want maximum quality the computer is used along with a Canopus ADVC-300 for transcoding along with a built in time base corrector and digital noise reduction. This is a powerful little box Lot's of controls color correction etc. Not really cheap 450.00 but for what I do it's a bargain.
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I made mine with a 20 dolar capture card and a vcr to the pc...
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I prefer computer software to make my "disaster recovery" backups of my media because the software bypasses any encryption or security that a tape or DVD may have.

Note: Keep you "disaster recovery" copies in a separate location so BOTH your primary and backup are not destroyed.
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