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AiM SmartyCam Set Up Tutorial

Do you find the setup of an AiM SmartyCam HD a bit tricky? Are you considering upgrading to a SmartyCam or adding to your system? If so, this video is for you. This tutorial looks at the use of a SmartyCam, the configuration and application for your driving purposes. Whether it’s an AiM SmartyCam HD 2.1 or an AiM SmartyCam HD GP 2.1 or 2.2, this video will look at how to get the most of your camera using the Race Studio 3 software. To aid in finding the information you need quickly, the following apply;

0:00 Introduction

2:43 – Demo Starts (Data Sources)

4:26 – MOST IMPORTANT SmartyCam Stream

8:59 – Configuring the SmartyCam

15:34 – Advice for Overlays (Live View Feature)

18:18 – How To View Videos in RS3

20:34 – SmartyCam in Action (Examples)

23:00- Configure A SmartyCam w/o a Dash or Logger

24:35 – Close With 2 Top Tips!

AiM Solo 2 DL & SmartyCam HD System Setup

This video runs through the setup of an AiM Solo 2 DL and SmartyCam HD from scratch within the Race Studio 3 software. Making sure all channels are imported from the ECU of your vehicle and then getting through to getting your pages setup on the Solo 2 DL and the SmartyCam stream configured for fantastic video overlays.
KEY CHAPTERS WITHIN THIS TUTORIAL VIDEO

0:00- Intro
2:13 – Setting up AiM Solo 2 DL (new configuration)
3:13- Connecting to your vehicle’s ECU
5:12 – CAN Expansions
5:54 – Math Channels
6:20- Parameters
7:44 – LED Bar Setup
10:03- Solo 2 DL Pages
12:48 – SmartyCam Stream
16:22 – Setting Up SmartyCam HD (new configuration)
17:09 – Configuring Video Overlay
20:45 – Close

AiM Solo 2 – Configuring A Solo 2 (with focus on learning a new track

This video gives a hands on tutorial on how to setup an AiM Solo 2 for learning a new track. Featured areas include using the LEDs to indicate gains or losses on a lap and configuring the screens (pages) for your personal preference.

Tyre (Tire) Pressure Monitoring Systems

Have you ever wondered what the optimal tyre (tire) pressure is for optimal grip? What is the right tyre pressure adjustment for track conditions? Do all of your tyres need to be at the same pressure? If you are asking some of these questions then this video will really help you. In this 20 minute tutorial, the setup of a TPMS system with your AiM data logger or dash is demonstrated and then analysis of tyre pressure monitoring data is discussed using Race Studio 3 Analysis.

CHAPTERS IN THIS 20 MIN TUTORIAL
0:00 – Introduction
1:37 – Setting up TPMS in Race Studio 3 Analysis
2:51- Importing TPMS CAN Protocol
4:17- Configuring TPMS Data Channels
8:00- TPMS Data On Your Dash
11:18 – TPMS Data Analysis Introduction
13:21
– Channels Report Analysis
17:44- X/Y Scatter Plot Analysis
22:15- Channels Report (Time To Optimal Pressure)
25:10- Creating TPMS Dash Alarms
26:26- Close

Race Studio

AiM Race Studio 3 – Status Variables

If you’ve got an AiM data logger or dash and have always wondered what ‘Status Variables’ are in the configuration settings then this video is for you.

This tutorial will discuss the use of Status Variables, what differs them from Alarms and then demonstrate how to setup and configure them in Race Studio 3 using a practical example of oil pressure management.

Key moments in this video are;

0:00 – Introduction
2:45- Demonstration Begins
4:34 – Practical Example (Oil Pressure Management)
10:27 – Status Variable as a Dash Alarm
13:16 – Closing Remarks

AiM Race Studio 3 – Configuring Brake Bias

Can you control your brake bias but don’t know exactly how much bias is front to back? If so, this tutorial will help. If your AiM configuration (data logger or dash) has a channel for front and rear brake separately, this video will demonstrate how to setup a brake bias math channel that you can use on your dash and in your data analysis.

KEY MOMENTS IN THIS VIDEO

0:00- Introduction
1:26 – Tutorial Start
2:47- Brake Bias with Threshold (Math Channel)
7:46- Brake Bias on your Dash
10:23 – In Car Example of Dash Config
10:43– Close

AiM Race Studio Analysis – Managing Your AiM Data

This tutorial focuses on the management of your AiM Racing Data. The focus is on locating your files, managing them (such as backup, storage) as well as transferring data in and out of Race Studio Analysis. The three types of data discussed are; race session files, user profiles and math channels.

AiM Race Studio 3 – Track Management in RS3

This video looks at how to manage tracks in Race Studio 3. The tutorial features how to create collections of tracks and transfer them to your AiM device. This video is designed for the AiM devices that are managed via RS3. If you have an older device (such as an MXL or an original Solo), please see the link below to the GPS Manager tutorial. If you like this content, don’t forget to subscribe as new videos are uploaded regularly.

AiM Race Studio 3 – Downloading from WiFi (using an AiM Solo 2)

This video guides you through downloading data from an AiM device (in this case an AiM Solo 2) via WiFi. Featured will be connecting the the device, downloading the session and managing sessions already downloaded. Additional AiM “How To” Videos Referenced In This Video Include; Configuring Race Studio 3 – https://youtu.be/cjYRGf-hvAo Configuring An AiM Solo 2 – https://youtu.be/G1q85Q0bOLw

AiM Race Studio 3 – Configuring RS3 for Data Download

This video focuses on setting up AiM Race Studio 3 for fast, consistent and efficiency data downloads. The focus is on making sure all input variables are correct including driver, vehicle and session (venue) types.

AiM Race Studio Analysis – Overlaying GPS Laps on Google Earth

This video looks at how to overlay GPS laps on real Satellite Imagery from Google Earth. This feature is very useful for giving context to a drivers laps on imagery that is easy to relate to.

AiM Race Studio Analysis – Track Report Feature

Using the Track Report feature will help you look at important data in a visual way on the track. This video looks at setting up the Track Report view using measures gathered in your session files.

AiM Race Studio Analysis – AiM User Profiles (Video 1)

Learn how to toggle between views in Race Studio 2. This video looks at how to do this when comparing data from a full dash (like an MXL2) to a primarily GPS device (like an AiM Solo).

AiM Race Studio Analysis – AiM User Profiles (Video 2)

This video looks at how an AiM SmartyCam HD can change the way you look at data and make it easier to put into context with your driving. This video looks at two laps, the same driver, the same track and the same corner but one done correctly (to the drivers ability) and the other where the corner is charged a little. If you are an AiM user who has a SoloDL or any of the dash setups (MXS, MXL2, MXG etc.) then upgrading to a SmartyCam HD could really help improve your driving.

AiM GPS Manager – Adding Tracks to an AiM Solo

This video helps you upload tracks into your AiM Solo (also applicable for any AiM acquisition tool like an MXL2 or a SmartyCam HD).

AiM Race Studio 2 – Downloading AiM Solo Data (Tutorial)

Ever wondered how to get the data from your AiM Solo into your computer for analysis? This video shows you how to get the fantastic data from the device and into the database so that you can start your race data analysis.

 

AiM Race Studio Analysis – Split Times Report

In this video we look at how to break a track down into 4 segments to do sector analysis and driver comparison using the Split Times Report feature in Race Studio 2.

AiM Race Studio Analysis – Lap Replay Comparison

In this video (with fixed audio) the first step in comparison against other drivers is explored. This featured, called ‘lap replay’ is seldom found or used by drivers but is a great first step to start seeing trends or analysis against other drivers.

 

AiM Race Studio Analysis – Setting Up Measures Graph View

*AGAIN PLEASE FORGIVE THE AUDIO* In this video, we setup a simple Measures Graph view so that data such as speed, acceleration, deceleration and position on the track are known so that analysis can start.

AiM Race Studio Analysis – GPS Lap Insert

*PLEASE FORGIVE THE AUDIO!* Here is the first in a series of videos to help folks figure out how to get their AiM data from their Solo (or MXL) and into a format that can help identify areas of improvement with their driving. The first is GPS Lap Insert. This ensures that when comparing two data files or sessions, the start/finish beacon is the same so that all other reference points are identical and relevant for comparison.

Big Thanks to James Colborn check out his youtube channel: Here

Data Analysis

AiM Race Studio Analysis – Oil Pressure Analysis (using Channels Report)

In this tutorial video the use of the Channels Report is looked at for analyzing and interpreting Oil Pressure for optimal engine health. Variables such as RPM inputs, g force and more is examined.

Math Channels used;
IF(LT(Oil_Pressure,30),1,0) ***check naming of your oil pressure channel*** lap_integ(Min_OilP_On)
lap_integ(Min_OilP_On*GPS_Speed*MPH2FTS),0

AiM Race Studio Analysis – Driver Improvement using the Channels Report

This video tutorial looks at how to use the Channels Report for driver improvement. This analysis is applicable to anyone who is using any type of AiM hardware. From a simple AiM Solo (or Solo 2) to the most advanced of setups, this analysis looks at how well the driver is performing over a series of laps and sessions.


Math channels used;

BRAKE
Brake On – IF(LT(-0.15,GPS_LonAcc),0,1)
Brake On Time – lap_integ(Brake_On)
Brake On Distance lap_integ(Brake_On*GPS_Speed*MPH2FTS),0

THROTTLE
Throttle On – IF(GT(GPS_LonAcc,0.05),1,0)
Throttle On Time – lap_integ(Throttle_On)
Throttle On Distance – lap_integ(Throttle_On*GPS_Speed*MPH2FTS),0

COASTING
Coast On -IF(GT(Brake_On,0.5),0,IF(GT(Corner_On,0.5),0,IF(GT(Throttle_On,0.5),0,1)))
Coast On Time – lap_integ(Coast_On)
Coast On Distance – lap_integ(Coast_On*GPS_Speed*MPH2FTS),0

CORNER ON
Corner On – IF(GT(abs(GPS_LatAcc),0.25),1,0)

AiM Race Studio Analysis – Max RPM Analysis (using Channels Report)

This video is a continuation (link in video) of using the Channels Report in AiM Race Studio Analysis to assess and analyse vehicle performance. This video studies the RPM channel with a focus on max RPMs and how to manage engine health and maximize engine performance.

Math Channels Used;
IF(GT(RPM,7000),1,0) ***remember to determine your max threshold***
lap_integ(Max_RPM_On*GPS_Speed*MPH2FTS),0
lap_integ(Max_RPM_On)

AiM Race Studio Analysis – Using The Channels Report (for vehicle health snapshot)

This video tutorial looks at setting up the Channels Report for use when assessing vehicle health. In this video, basic setup of vehicle channels that are available from AiM hardware that logs vehicle inputs are looked at. This video is not relevant for those who many have an AiM Solo or AiM Solo 2 where vehicle channels (such as RPM, Oil Pressure and Water Temp) are studied.

AiM Race Studio Analysis – Creating GPS Math Channels

***MATH CHANNEL FORMULAS IN THE DESCRIPTION BELOW***

In this tutorial video the topic of Math Channels is addressed. The specific focus is on creating Math Channels for GPS analysis and is a video that is paired with a GPS Driver Trends video linked below.

A note to all, this isn’t a video that looks at actual formula creation, instead this focuses on using those that have already been created (see below) and how to get them into your Race Studio Analysis sessions.

Big thank you to the AiM Sports LLC team and their seminar series as well as Jeremy Lucas for his session on GPS Braking. Those learnings have influenced much of this video.

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MATH CHANNELS FORMULAS

BRAKE ON IF(LT(-0.15,GPS_LonAcc),0,1) Unit of measure: on/off Full scale: 1.2 Zero scale: 0

THROTTLE ON IF(GT(GPS_LonAcc,0.05),1,0) Unit of measure: on/off Full scale: 1.2 Zero scale 0

GPS BRAKE SPEED IF(LT(GPS_LonAcc,-0.15),deriv(GPS_LonAcc),0) Unit of measure: Unit Full scale: 0 Zero scale: -2 INV

GPS LONG -GPS_LonAcc Unit of measure: 1/g Full scale: 2 Zero scale: 0

AiM Race Studio Analysis – Finding Trends Using GPS Data

This video looks at how to use GPS Data to find trends in your driving when you don’t have physical driver inputs (such as Throttle Position or Brake Pressure). By using Math Channels, this tutorial will show how to study driver inputs in more detail. This video is particularly useful if you have an AiM Solo or an AiM Solo 2 where your only data source is derived from GPS. There is an accompanying tutorial on how to configure the AiM Math Channels which can be found here; Big thanks to AiM Sports LLC and guest speaker Jeremy Lucas for teaching many of the concepts used and referred to in this video.

AiM Data Workshop – Virtual Training – March 2020

Here is an AiM Data Workshop that is often delivered at the track. Usually lasting an hour (this is a 44min video due to no Q&A), this focuses on the driver themselves, their driving inputs and driving techniques.

Featured Content Includes;
– What Am I Looking At?(Measures Graphs):
https://youtu.be/cRzPO_XPgmw?t=145
– How Am I Driving? (Self Assessment):
https://youtu.be/cRzPO_XPgmw?t=706
– How Are They Driving? (Driver to Driver Analysis): https://youtu.be/cRzPO_XPgmw?t=2039
– Helpful Resources:
https://youtu.be/cRzPO_XPgmw?t=2590

If you like this video, please don’t forget to subscribe and if there is anything you’d like to see, please comment below.

AiM Race Studio – Analysis For Large Car Count Races (Part 1)

Have you struggled with analyzing data at a race where there is a super high car count (such as ChumpCar or LuckyDog race)? This is a two part mini video series on how to find useful information in data overlays when excessive amounts of traffic on track make it all but impossible to find that ‘clean lap’. Part 1 (this video) studies how to get your data into a format where analysis can take place. Part 2 will look and finding on track improvement from that data. During this video, a series of references are made to other videos for ‘downloading data’ to ‘setting up your measures graph’ (to even ‘GPS Lap Insert’). These links can be found here;

Downloading Data https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATJ_A…

Setting Up Your Measures Graphs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HoDP…

GPS Lap Insert https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Jrs8…

AiM Race Studio – Analysis For Large Car Count Races (Part 2)

Have you struggled with analyzing data at a race where there is a super high car count (such as ChumpCar or LuckyDog race)? This is a two part mini video series on how to find useful information in data overlays when excessive amounts of traffic on track make it all but impossible to find that ‘clean lap’. Part 1 studies how to get your data into a format where analysis can take place. Part 2 will look and finding on track improvement from that data. More data videos can be found on YouTube if you’d like to go deeper on analyzing your data from your AiM Solo.

AiM SmartyCam HD – Data & Video Overlay

This video looks at how an AiM SmartyCam HD can change the way you look at data and make it easier to put into context with your driving. This video looks at two laps, the same driver, the same track and the same corner but one done correctly (to the drivers ability) and the other where the corner is charged a little. If you are an AiM user who has a SoloDL or any of the dash setups (MXS, MXL2, MXG etc.) then upgrading to a SmartyCam HD could really help improve your driving.

AiM Race Studio Analysis – Charging The Corner (Fast In – Slow Out!)

This video is a continuation of driver vs. driver but looking at certain race driver ‘bad habits’ that can be addressed using data. In this instance we look at charging a corner or better referred to as fast in, slow out. Feel free to add comments and thoughts below and thanks for watching. James

Big Thanks to James Colborn check out his youtube channel: Here

AiM Quick Tips

AiM Race Studio 3 – Quick Tip – Configuring a Solo 2

This video looks at the use of Race Studio 3 to configure an AiM Solo 2. From setting up the device name to customizing your own start screen logo, this video examines the simple configuration of the Solo 2. NOTE: this is a repeat video for the previous version that had sound issues.

AiM Race Studio Analysis – Quick Tip – Importing Data Files

Here is an AiM ‘Quick Tip’ video on importing data files into Race Studio Analysis. Two things to remember are; always place your files in a permanent location on your computer and always ensure that you receive all of the files from the export.

AiM Race Studio Analysis – Quick Tip – Editing Graph Settings

If your graphs don’t always render correctly on screen in Race Studio Analysis, there are a couple of ways to quickly fix any issues which allow you to read the data effectively.

AiM Race Studio Analysis – Quick Tip – Exporting Data Files

This AiM ‘Quick Tip’ video focuses on exporting data files from the Race Studio Analysis library. The most important thing to remember in this video is to transfer ‘all’ of the files from the test session. The AiM ‘Quick Tip’ video on importing files can be found here: https://youtu.be/cNkl0gmIdV0

AiM Race Studio Analysis – Quick Tip – Building A Quick Track Map

Is the track map button not working in your sessions? Chances are you’ve not built a track map. This quick tip video shows you how to build a simple track map in AiM Race Studio Analysis. For more advanced track map analysis, please click on this video for a more detailed and custom approach to track maps.

AiM Race Studio 3 – Quick Tip – Updating Firmware

This video looks at downloading and updating your device’s firmware using Race Studio 3. An AiM Solo 2 is used for the demonstration.

AiM Race Studio 3 – Quick Tip – Connecting A Device to a WiFi Network

This video looks at connecting your AiM WiFi enabled hardware to an existing network (instead of using it as an Access Point). The advantages range from having your device and computer connected to the internet at the same time (useful for updates) through to managing multiple devices in Race Studio 3 at the same time.

AiM Race Studio 3 – Quick Tip – Stop Recording 1 Lap Sessions

Is your AiM device (from a Solo 2 DL to an MX series dash or an EVO logger) logging one lap sessions that are clogging up your memory and making it hard to find your actual race sessions? If so, this tutorial might help you.

AiM Race Studio Analysis – Quick Tip – Using The Delta Function

The Delta Function in AiM Race Studio Analysis allows you to compare channel performance between two given points. This ‘Quick Tip’ tutorial looks at how to use this feature with a focus on learning the time gain or loss between two points when comparing lap performance.

AiM Race Studio Analysis – Quick Tip – The Importance of GPS Manager

Even in 2020, the AiM GPS Manager software is of key importance to those who are using AiM Race Studio Analysis to compare data files. This is of particular relevance to those using the GPS Lap Insert function and or comparing data files captured from old AiM hardware (such as an original AiM Solo) and new (an AiM Solo 2). To download GPS Manager follow this link; https://www.aimsports.com/en/document.

AiM Race Studio Analysis – Quick Tip – Math Channels (Import & Export)

In this AiM Quick Tip video, the process of exporting and importing math channels is discussed. By learning how to export and import your math channels, you can use this function for backup, sharing files between instances of Race Studio Analysis and sharing with fellow racers.

AiM Race Studio Analysis – Quick Tip – Editing Test Properties

This is a quick tip on how to edit data sessions that you’ve already uploaded. If you’ve ever uploaded data with the wrong track, driver name or session (practice, race, qualifying) or you just forgot to add notes then this is the video for you.

AiM Race Studio Analysis – Quick Tip – Changing Measures Graph Views

In this quick tip, the use of the ‘show graphs mixed’ button will be examined. A rarely used function that can be extremely useful for analyzing channels on the Measures Graph in a different way.

AiM Race Studio Analysis – Quick Tip – User Profiles (Export & Import)

This AiM Quick Tip tutorial looks at how to export and import AiM User Profiles. This is particularly useful for creating a back up of your profiles, sharing them with other instances of Race Studio Analysis on different computers or sharing with fellow racers and data analysts.

Big Thanks to James Colborn. Check out his youtube channel: Here

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