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Aim Technologies Smartycam HD Motorsport Camera With Screen

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Aim SmartyCam HD Motorsport Camera

SmartyCam HD is Now Available in 67° and 84° Wide Angle Lenses

SmartyCam HD has been designed for motorsports with a single purpose, that’s providing great videos that include all the technical information that will help you improve your driving performance. All this in the most robust and reliable system ever. In its new version, the electronics/mechanics have been further improved and SmartyCam HD is now even easier to manage.

SmartyCam HD Rev. 2.1 Competitive Advantages

Aim SmartyCam HD rev 2

Real Time Data Overlayed on Videos

SmartyCam HD overlays all the data you need from different sources. From GPS i.e. track map and vehicle position, as well as speed, lap and split times. From Aim loggers connected to your ECU i.e. RPM, throttle, engaged gear, acceleration, temperatures, pressures and – in presence of additional sensors – also their values. All these info will be overlayed on videos in each single point of the track.

Here is just an example among the many available:

SmartyCam HD overlays

Race Studio 3
Your Software for Video Configuration and Analysis

SmartyCam HD uses Race Studio 3, the powerful software which allows to configure all details of your videos and to get plenty of fun and information out of them.

Configuration

You can configure your overlays in a virtually infinite variety of modes: add your logo and the track map, and choose your graphic objects from a list of pre-determined sets with same layout or even single objects from different sets. Your videos will be truly “yours” in all details, from the data to their graphic layouts.

RS3 Configuration 1
RS3 Configuration 2

Video Analysis

The video of a whole session, once downloaded on your PC, can now be split – with a simple click – in individual videos of each lap: so that you can simultaneously watch two of them and check where you were faster or slower. The same operation can be performed with any SmartyCam HD video recorded on the same track: you will be able to compare your best lap with your friends personal best!

 
Video analysis

Automatic Start & Stop

You are on the starting grid, ready to sprint, your adrenaline reaching the climax: the last thing you can worry about is… switching on the camera. You have other things to worry about. SmartyCam HD Rev2 is aware of that, that is why it switches on/off automatically and starts/stops recording the same way.

Automatic On/Off Switch

SmartyCam HD can be switched on by the logger it is connected to. Switch-off is automatic, too: simply decide after what period of non-activity the camera will switch-off. Both operations can also be carried out using the keyboard, if you prefer.

Recording

Recording can also be started/stopped automatically or via keyboard. With automatic switch-on, the camera will start recording when the speed or RPM threshold is exceeded.  In this case, you simply decide how long after dropping below the selected threshold the video will automatically stop.

Aim Smartycam Start Stop

No “wave effect” and Improved Quality with The New CMOS Sensor

Engine rumble causes vibrations, which are not a good thing for video recording.  Never again will you experience that seasick “wave effect” you get when watching videos recorded by a generic camera, when the car rolls at 7000 RPM.  SmartyCam HD has been designed for that environment and for those vibrations. “Wave effect” is just a memory.

no wave effect

The new CMOS significantly improves image quality in low-brightness conditions, reducing the ‘noise’ to the minimum.

The new CMOS significantly improves image quality in low-brightness

The Global Shutter CMOS Sensor

Unlike generic multipurpose cameras, SmartyCam HD has been designed to avoid the problem of image distortion, thanks to the innovative Global Shutter CMOS sensor.  The camera shutter captures the entire image at the same time, not “pixel by pixel” like traditional sensors.  The result is that images are captured at once and are not affected by the vibrations that happen on a racing vehicle, which create the so-called “wave effect”.

The Global Shutter CMOS sensor

Proprietary Lenses Designed for Motorsports

A lens specifically designed for Motorsports must be robust, must be able to work when the engine rolls 100 times per second, and have good resolution and brightness.  But above all a lens designed for Motorsport must reduce distortion, which is a typical problem of lenses used by generic action-cameras: objects placed at ten meters’ distance look very far, making it impossible to accurately determine whether the track is straight or curved. SmartyCam HD telecentric lens with six elements reduces distortion to the minimum and will withstand track vibrations for years. Moreover the lenses with different HFOV’s allow a tailor-made framing in all kind of vehicles.

Which Lense?

The narrow 67° HFOV lens is preferred for closed-roof cars, as it “sees” the track just within the wind-screen pillars, reducing that unpleasant black frame around typical of generic camera on-board videos.

The wide 84° HFOV lens is specific for open-roof, formula car and kart use, where it is possible to have a more ample view of the track and there is no risk of black frames.

Which Lense
67 Degree Narrow Lense

The narrow HFOV lens is preferred for closed-roof cars, as it “sees” the track just within the wind-screen pillars, reducing that unpleasant black frame around typical of generic camera on-board videos.

84 Degree Wide Lense

The wide HFOV lens is specific for open-roof, formula car and kart use, where it is possible to have a more ample view of the track and there is no risk of black frames.

Front Mount Color TFT Display For In-Car Installation

On-board cameras are to be installed inside the car. Where should the display be placed to check the correct position of the camera? The SmartyCam HD 128x128 pixel TFT color display is on the front, not on rear – where general cameras place the viewfinder

Front mount color TFT display for in-car installation

Delivery

We use Royal Mail for all shipments except for the specific FedEx service offered to international customers. 

Every effort will be made to dispatched the goods as soon as possible after your order has been accepted. However, we will not be liable for any loss or damage suffered by you through any reasonable or unavoidable delay in delivery. In this case, we may inform you of the delay and the reason for the delay as soon as is practical.

Royal Mail 24 Hour tracked is not a guaranteed service as noted in Royal Mail's terms and conditions we do not except any liability for shipments that take longer than one working day to be delivered. We cannot open an investigation with Royal Mail until after 1 week of the posted date.

Royal Mail 48 Hour tracked is not a guaranteed service as noted in Royal Mail's terms and conditions we do not except any liability for shipments that take longer than two working day to be delivered. We cannot open an investigation with Royal Mail until after 1 week of the posted date.


Free postage is only offered on UK 48 hour postage, not any of the other services we provide.

 Returns

Goods which prove unsuitable may be returned for refund, credit or exchange if they are returned to ourselves within 14 days of receipt. Subject to the following conditions:

-  Item(s) are returned carriage paid.
-  Item(s) are received in a resalable condition.
-  Item(s) should be returned unused in their original condition in order to secure a refund.
-  Item(s) are returned complete with all packaging in good condition. (We reserve the right to levy a charge to replace product packaging which is damaged or defaced).
-  We cannot accept any items which have been specially ordered for you or manufactured to your specification for return.
-  All returns are to be accompanied by the sender's name and address, invoice number (these are found on the invoice), and reason for return. 

-  We cannot accept responsibility for returned parcels which are undelivered, please retain your proof of postage etc. You may require it in the event of a claim with your carrier.

-  Restocking fee of 10% might be applied to all returned goods that are not deemed faulty.

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