Aim Smartycam GP HD Rev 2.2 has been designed for Motorsport with a single purpose. To produce great videos that include all the technical information that will help you improve your performance.
Smartycam GP HD is a very versatile racing camera system. It’s easy to install on most racing vehicles, it’s robust and reliable and has been engineered to withstand the extreme working conditions typical of all motorsport.
Available in three lens options;
SmartyCam GP HD overlays all the data you need from different sources.
From GPS showing track map and vehicle position, as well as speed, lap and split times.
From Aim loggers connected to your ECU showing 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:
Aim SmartyCam GP HD Rev.2.2 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
You can configure your overlays in a virtually infinite variety of modes. You can 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.
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!
The new SmartyCam GP HD has been designed integrating the direct connection to the CAN-bus line of the ECU and it will allow to use the can-bus communication protocols included in our official database, or manage the customised can-bus protocols.
This new feature has been designed particularly for those vehicle like Formula cars or race bikes, where the available space to fit things in is minimum.
We have introduced new solution in order to make all the connections stronger and more protected by electromagnetic noise, as a new connection cable for the bullet , now more protected, and a stronger filtering on the power connection of the SmartyCam GP HD.
SmartyCam GP HD has now 4 connectors, one completely dedicated to the bullet cam, one for the ECU-MIC, one for the GPS08 Module connection and an extra one you can use to add an expansion you might have need.
Differently from the previous model which needed the specific GPS SmartyCam, the new SmartyCam GP HD has been optimized and now can only work with the generic GPS08 Module.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
Generic action cameras are designed to record videos in many different situations, such as skiing or surfing, but in motorsports they tend to record misleading videos. Those cameras straighten out the view ahead: when on track, the corners simply disappear.
So, when you wish to check your track performance, those videos are useless, because the images are distorted. Being a camera dedicated to motorsports, SmartyCam GP HD features lenses specifically designed to avoid distortion.
The camera is available in two versions:
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.
The wide SmartyCam GP HD 240 x 320 pixel TFT color display makes installation and aiming very easy.
Other HD cameras are focused on the highest pixel number. The rproblem with this, 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 optimised 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.
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.
The small bullet size (24 diam x 73.5 mm) and light weight (just 55 g) which make SmartyCam GP HD easy to install inside or outside your car/bike.
To make installation even easier, a wide range of brackets are available.
Exclusively designed for a professional usage, SmartyCam GP HD is also available in the PRO version, which features Deutsch connectors.
Smartycam GP HD Rev 2.2 Bullet Camera
Available in three lens options;
Video format: H.264 1280x720 pixels @ 30 fps
Display resolution: 2.4" 240x320 pixels
Lens: Telecentric with 6 elements
Field of view: 67° or 84°
Internal battery: Rechargeable Lithium battery - 1,500 mAh
Battery charge : 700 mAh 12 V
Internal battery duration: 60 - 70 min of recording
External power: 9-15 V
Supported SD card: Up to 128 GB
Accelerometer: Three-axial ± 5G
Usage temperatures: -10°C/+60°C
Auto Power ON: Yes, if connected to an AiM logger
Auto Power OFF: Yes
Auto Start/Stop Recording: Yes
Body: Anodized Aluminum
Connectors: 3 Binder 712 female connectors + 1SMA female connector
Bullet cable length: 2.0 m
Weight: Main unit 320 g, Bullet camera 45 g
SmartyCam GPS with 2m harness XSMGPS05S2
SmartyCam GPS with 4m harness XSMGPS05S4
External Microphone & Cables
External Power + 3.5mm Microphone Jack Harness
Bullet Cam Connection Harness
External Power Harness 2m
7 Pin To 5 Pin CAN Harness
CAN Bus + External Microphone Harness
External Power Microphone Harness
CAN Bus + 3.5mm Microphone Jack Harness
Smartycam Bracket Kits
Glass Replacement Kit X98KVOCHD0 (the kit includes the Schott B270 glass and his o-ring OR30X1)
Display Glass Replacement kit X98KVDCHD0 (methacrylate anti-glare anti-scratch protection)