These leading logger vendors have added TrackVision integration to their flagship data analysis applications. TrackVision is seamlessly integrated with Racepak’s IQ3 & G2X and
Datalink II, and with MoTeC’s ADL2 and i2Pro.
With your data and video opened in i2Pro or DatalinkII, a single click launches TrackVision with your video and data loaded, synchronized, and ready to save. What could be easier than
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Welcome to Racepak DatalinkII integration with TrackVision™
Racepak Datalink II V3.4 - Fully Integrated with TrackVision for G2X and IQ3 loggers
DatalinkII V3.4 introduces a range of new features, including the ability to open and sync a video file with your data, and the ability to launch TrackVision with your data and video
opened, synchronized, and ready to Show or Save.
What could be easier than that?
First, open your run data in DatalinkII.
The first thing to do is to select the video file that matches the run data. To get started, click the Video Management button in the RunLog Menu
As you see, the Video Management menu asks you to import a video. This is very important and very smart. The Import Video button lets you select the video file for
this run. DatalinkII copies your video file, renames the copy to match the data file [thisdatafile.rpk], and stores the new copy in the folder with your data file. This
ensures that your video and data files are matched and stored together,which really makes life easy.
The rpk data file and the matching video file is stored in the folder C:\Racepak Data\[IQ3 or G2X]\year\trackname
You can select up to four video files for each run, but only one of these is used with TrackVision.
- Click Import Video, and browse to select the video file for this run.
- When you video has been imported, click View Video to open the video in your DatalinkII project.
- The video window opens with your video loaded, and three buttons - Sync, Play, & Close.
- Click Sync to open the data to video sync controls
- Use the Chart Time control to move the data to the point where you want to sync the data. Choose a point that is easy to identify in the data, such as
a shift point, the start/finish line, or similar.
- Use the Video Time control to move the video to the point that matches your data. The slider control allows you to adjust the number of frames per click of the
button. Use a high number to get the video close, then a lower number for precise adjustments.
- Click Accept when you think you have it close, then Play to check the results. You can always click Sync to get the controls
back for adjustments.
- When you have the video and data nicely synchronized, click Create TrackVision Video on the Runlog Menu
This is really cool. If you have additional sensor channels that you want to include for TrackVision, just select the channel, and click the right arrow to add it. I've added Brake
and Throttle Pos in the example above. Also notice that your video file is included, and has the same name as your data file [your .rpk file]
TrackVision is set up to accept the following VNet sensor channels:
- Throttle Pos [throttle position]
- Brake [brake switch]
- Brake Press 1 [brake pressure]
- Steering Pos [steering position]
- Oil Press
- Oil Temp
- Water Temp
- A/F Cyl 1 [Wide O2 sensor 1]
- A/F Cyl 1 [Wide O2 sensor 2]
If you have other sensors you'd like to use, email Support@TrackVision.net and we'll send you an updated file with your sensors defined.
- Click OK when you have your channels selected. This is where the magic happens.
DatalinkII launches TrackVision, and creates a new project which has been named to match your DatalinkII project, and has your data and video loaded and synchronized using the sync
points from DatalinkII. This project is saved in TrackVision using the same name [SP112208R1.tvp in this case], so you can always open it later. Just click the File Open icon to
select from your saved TrackVision projects.
Take no notice fo the straight line on the track map. I just happened to pick a run that finished with a red flag stop long enough to terminate logging! .
Just click Show Movie,select the dashboard you want to use, and if you like what you see, click OK to play the video.
You can also use any of TrackVision's features to fine tune your video, of course.
When your video finishes, you will be returned to the TrackVision project screen. You can drag the red and green editing arrows to set new start and end points for the video. This
is an easy way to isolate a single lap or an incident within the video. Now, when you click Show Movie, TrackVision will use your new Start and End times.
You can experiment with Movie Options settings including:
- You can select a different dashboard. Try the new Racepak IQ3 or Racepak GaugesII models. Dashboards are easy to modify, and many of our users create their own
- Use the position buttons to place the dashboard where you wnat it
- Use the Size control to adjust the size of the dashboard to suit your video frame.
- Use the Transparency slider to adjust the transparency of the data dashboard
- Use the Frame Margin slider to move the data dashboard away from the frame border for DVD creation
- Use the Event Title, where you can add title information that will appear on your video
You will see your changes in the preview window as you make them.
- If you have licensed TrackVision, you can save your movies in DV, MPEG2, MPEG4, H.264, or Windows Media Video format
- You can select from a large range of frame sizes, including wide screen 16:9 formats
There's much more, of course.
Much more information and help is available here:
- On the TrackVision main menu bar, click Help/Help Topics to open the User Guide.
- Visit The TrackVision Forums to ask questions and see the user community in action.
- If you have questions about using DatalinkII with TrackVision, click TrackVIsion's G2X & IQ3 Forum or
email TrackVision Support directly
We are ready to help you get the most from this new DatalinkII capability.
VIDEO + DATA = TrackVision