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 martyCam HD is now even easier to manage.

 

SmartyCam HD Rev. 2.1 competitive advantages






Real time data overlayed on videos

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 - 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:

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.

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.

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.

No "wave effect" with the CMOS sensor and improved video quality

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.

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

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".

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 video files

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 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 (not included in the box):
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 HD is made in machinery molded 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 light weight (just 280g) make SmartyCam HD easy to install inside your car or on your bike.

 

AiM SmartyCam Website Product Description. 

 

Technical Specifications

Video format H.264 1280x720 pixels @ 30 fps
 Display resolution 128x128 pixels
 Field of view 67° or 84°
 Lens Telecentric with 6 elements
 Supported SD card Up to 128 GB
 Memory capability 1.5 GB (1 hour low quality recording)
2 GB (1 hour medium quality recording)
4 GB (1 hour high quality recording)
 Internal battery Rechargeable Lithium battery - 1.950 mAh
 Internal battery duration 120 - 150 min of recording
 Battery charge 700 mAh 12 V
 Accelerometer Three-axial ± 5G
 External power 9-15 V
 Auto Power ON Yes, if connected to an AiM logger
 Auto Power OFF Yes
 Auto Start/Stop Recording Yes
 Usage temperatures -10°C/+60°C
 Dimensions 87x63x49 mm
 Weight 280 g, battery included
 Waterproof IP67

 

Accessories

ECU Bridge

ECU Bridge
RPM Bridge

GPS Module

2 m GPS08 Module for SmartyCam HD
4 m GPS08 Module for SmartyCam HD
2 m GPS08 Module for SmartyCam HD Roof version
4 m GPS08 Module for SmartyCam HD Roof version

Cable + external microphone
Cable + external microphone

Brackets kits

Suction cup kit

Kit for 1 to 2.1 inches Ø bar X90KSSMC0 42.00

Kit for 0.5 to 1.2 inches Ø bar

 

Brackets kits

Glass replacement kit

X98KVOCHD0 Glass replacement kit
(the kit includes the Schott B270 glass
and his o-ring OR30X1)
X98KVDCHD0 Display glass replacement kit
(methacrylate anti-glare anti-scratch protection)

Glass replacement kit


Spare Parts

CAN harness

Part number: V02566070 CAN harness - L = 2 mt

Part number: V02566060 CAN harness - L = 4 mt

 CAN harness

External power harness

Part number: V02566150 External power harness - L = 2 mt

External power harness

USB cable

Part number: X90TMPC002

AiM USB cable - race beat

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