**This (Wide Lens) Camera is recommended for open-wheel/formula car exterior videos**
Note: Can also be Paired with AiM GPS08B Module (Learn More)
The camera designed for motorsports recording videos with real-time data overlay,
integrated three-axial accelerometer, a telecentric lens with 6 elements, CMOS Global
shutter, automatic start&stop, dimensions 87x63x49mm, display resolution 128x128 pixel, weight 280g (rechargeable lithium battery included), video format H.264 1280x720 pixel @ 30fps, 9-15 Volt external power, file storage on SD card up to 128 GB, Waterproof IP67.
In the Box
SmartyCam HD with 84u00b0 lens, CAN cable or external power cable, USB/AC power adapter, Battery charger, 4 GB HC10 SD Card, CD for software installation, User manual.
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.
SmartyCam HD Rev. 2.1 Competitive Advantages:
- Real-Time Data Overlayed on Videos
- Race Studio 3 for Video Configuration and Analysis
- No "Wave Effect" with Global Shutter CMOS Sensor
- Automatic Start/Stop
- Proprietary Lenses Designed for Motorsports
- Front Mount Color TFT Display for In-Car Installation
- High-Quality Small-Size Video Files
- Designed to Withstand Extreme On-Track Working Conditions
- Compact, Handy, and Easy to Install
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.
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 a 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.
The Global Shutter CMOS Sensor
Unlike generic multipurpose cameras, SmartyCam GP 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 images that are captured at once and are not affected by the vibrations that happen on a racing vehicle, which create the so-called "wave effect".
Proprietary Lenses Designed for Motorsports
A lens specifically designed for Motorsports must be robust, must be able to work when the engine rotates 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 a minimum and will withstand track vibrations for years. Moreover, the lenses with different HFOV's allow a tailor-made framing in all kinds of vehicles.
Two Camera Lens Configurations
The SmartycCam is offered in two lens configurations: Narrow and Wide. The narrow 67-degree lens is recommended for closed roof cars as an in-car camera. The wide, 84-degree camera is recommended for open-roof, formula, and kart use.
High-Quality Small-Size Video Files
SmartyCam HD cameras use H264 compression which optimizes video quality and file size. You can choose between three video quality levels: one-hour recording takes 4GB (high quality), 2GB (normal), or 1.5 GB (Low). Files are stored on SD cards (Not Included). 30+ hours of video can be recorded on a single 128GB SD card.
Designed to Withstand Extreme Track 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 HD is made from CNC'd aluminum, just like many competition car parts. The most robust and 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.