The Aim SmartyCam HD Rev 2.1 is the most robust and reliable onboard car racing video camera, designed for Motorsports to date. It is created for a single purpose; to provide great videos that comes with all the technical information that will help you improve your performance.
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), speed, lap and split times.
- from Aim loggers connected to your ECU (i.e. RPM, throttle, engaged gear, acceleration, temperatures, pressures) and
- from additional sensors – eg. brake sensor
Here is just an example among the many available:
Race Studio 3
AiM's proprietory software for video configuration and analysis is a powerful software which allows the user to customise all details of your videos according to your needs and requirement.
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.
Recorded videos can be easily downloaded onto your PC, using the Race Studio 3 software, with a simple click you can simultaneously watch two selected lap videos so you can compare your performances for the selected sectors/turns.
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 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.
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.
The innovative Global Shutter CMOS sensor allows the camera shutter to capture 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” which causes image distortions.
Proprietary Lenses Designed for Motorsports
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 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.
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.
Designed To Withstand Extreme On-Track Working Conditions
Frail things have a bad time on track. An on-board camera designed for motorsport, 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 HD Rev2 is made in machinery moulded aluminium used in many competition car parts. The SmartyCam HD Rev2 is the most robust and most reliable system ever.
Compact, handy and easy to Install
Its small size (87x63x49mm) and lightweight (just 280g) make SmartyCam HD easy to install inside your car or on your bike.