AIM SmartyCam HD Camera Rev 2.1

AIM SmartyCam HD Camera Rev 2.1

  • $ 999.00


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The AiM SmartyCam HD Rev 2.1

SmartyCam HD has been designed for motorsports with a single purpose: providing great videos that include all the technical information that will help you improve your 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.

Competitive Advantages


Real Time Data Overlayed

SmartyCam HD overlays all the data you need from different sources.

From GPS: track map and vehicle position, as well as speed, lap and split times.

From AiM loggers connected to your ECU: 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.

Software Configuration

SmartyCam HD uses the newest 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.

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!

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 is aware of that. That is why it switches on/off automatically and starts/stops recording the same way.

No "wave effect" with Global Shutter 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 GP HD has been designed for that environment and for those vibrations. "Wave effect" is just a memory.

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


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 motorsports 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.

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.

 

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.

High Quality Small Size Videos

HD cameras competition is focused on the highest pixel number. The result is that their video files are far too large, taking too much memory. 

SmartyCam GP HD videos have the same quality as other HD cameras but their files are smaller because the H264 compression system parameters have been optimized to a perfect balance between video quality and file size.

You can choose among three video file quality levels: one-hour recording takes 4GB (high quality), 2GB (normal) or 1,5GB (low).

Files are stored on SD cards: with current SD cards reaching 128GB capacity, you can record more than 30 hours of high-quality videos without changing the card.

 

Designed to Withstand Extreme on-track Working Conditions

Frail things have a bad time on track. An on-board camera designed for motorsports must guarantee great resistance against the extreme working conditions typical of track racing and against the most adverse weather, such as: strong and prolonged vibrations, storms, continuous rain, and extreme high and low temperatures. 

That is why SmartyCam GP HD is made in machinery molded aluminum, just like many competition car parts.

Compact, Handy and Easy to Install


Its small size (87x63x49mm) and light weight (just 280g) make SmartyCam HD easy to install inside your car.

SmartyCam HD Rev 2.1 with Standard 67° Lens

  • SmartyCam HD with 67°
  • 4 Gb HC10 SD card
  • CAN cable or external power cable
  • Battery charger
  • USB/AC power adapter
  • CD for software installation

SmartyCam HD Rev 2.1 with Wide Angle 84° Lens

  • SmartyCam HD with 84°
  • 4 Gb HC10 SD card
  • CAN cable or external power cable
  • Battery charger
  • USB/AC power adapter