AIM SmartyCam HD Rev 2.1 Video Camera 67 Degree Angle
Note: 67 degree lens is the most used lens in closed race cars, 84 degree lens is the most used type on open wheel race cars.
The aptly named AIM SmartyCam HD gets a refresh with the all new Rev.2.1 model. With improvements to both the electronics, and case design, the original GPS-enabled SmartyCam HD motorsports specific camera is easier then ever to manage. Unlike a traditional action camera that has been designed for everything from jumping out of airplanes, to surfing killer waves, the SmartyCam HD has been engineered by motorsports enthusiasts who spend their lives at the track.
The SmartyCam HD is now available in 2 different lens formats. The Narrow (67°) HFOV lens is the more popular model, and perfect for interior mounting in closed-roof cars. The frame fits perfectly within the vehicles A-pillars when mounted behind the driver on the roll-bar. The Wide (84°) HFOV lens is ideal for mounting outside the car, as in open-roof, formula racers, and allows for a larger view of the track. The proprietary lens was developed exclusively for motorsports. Ever notice how generic action-cameras make nearby objects look far away, making it near impossible to determine if a track is straight or curved? The telecentric lens has six elements to help reduce this distortion. Add to this a global-shutter CMOS sensor that helps reduce that sickening wave effect caused by track and engine vibrations and you get truly track oriented video!
Just like the original AIM SmartyCam, the SmartyCam HD automatically overlays all of your essential track data: speed, RPM, lap-number, gearshifts, and much more. With the huge selection of overlay layouts, you can fully customize your track experience to watch over and over again. Capable of operating as a standalone unit (optional GPS antenna required), the SmartyCam is also fully optimized to work with your existing AIM Data system. Simply plug it in with the CAN-cable and instantly access all of your vehicle information.
And about that video quality – how’s 1280×700 pixels at 30 fps sound? Such high quality usually comes at the price of memory card space. Not in the SmartyCam HD. Using H264 compression, a 1-hour recording uses as little as 1.5GB (4GB with high-quality setting). The camera comes with a 4GB card, but with SD cards available in sizes as large as 128GB, that means up to 30 hours of high-quality recordings per card! Auto stop-start, and Auto-Off capabilities help make sure your data-space and battery life aren’t wasted.
The attractive body features a front mount, color TFT display. Why a front facing viewfinder instead of the standard rear placement on all other cameras? Simple – where is it easiest to check the camera position from the driver’s seat? The machined aluminum body is also designed to resist the rigors of motorsports. Water, shock and temperature resistant, the SmartyCam HD can handle whatever you throw at it. The compact body is only 87×63x48mm and weighs just 250g. The redesigned case features a replaceable lens cover and protective display screen, and a 100% weather-proof USB/SD-card door. Each Kit Includes:
Each Kit Includes:
• SmartyCam HD Camera (select 67° or 84° lens)
• 4GB HC10 SD Card
• External CAN Cable
• USB Battery Charger with AC power adapter
• Software RaceStudio2 CD
• Video format: H.264 1280×700 pixel @ 30 fps
• Display resolution: 128×128 pixel
• Lens: Telecentric with 6 elements
• Angle of view: 67° or 84°
• Internal battery: Rechargeable lithium battery – 1.950 mAh
• Battery charge: 700 mAh 12V
• Battery duration: 120-150 minutes of recording
• External power: 9-15 Volt
• Memory: 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)
• Accelerometer: Tri-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
• Dimensions: 87×63x49 mm
• Weight: 280 g, battery included
• Waterproof: IP67
Kit includes SmartyCam HD and internal microphone, battery, CAN cable, AC charging adapter (North American plug type), USB cable and SmartyManager software CD. Does not include GPS receiver or SMC Bridge.