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VBOX Video Setup now for Mac users

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VBOX Video HD2 Setup Software is now compatible with macOS, allowing you to configure your HD2 before use and create your own graphic overlays using an Apple device.

For example, you can choose to insert pre-loaded gauges and dials, add your logo, adjust the location of all elements, and even design, upload and configure your own race scenes.

The first software release does not support Maths Channel or Performance Test configuration at the moment. These functions will be implemented at a later date. You will also require macOS version 10.11 or later to use it.

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Features

  • Compatible with scene files (.VVHSN) created in Windows
  • Records data from 80 CAN channels
  • Record 11 OBD channels via a wireless OBD module
  • Full WYSIWYG editor
  • PNG, GIF, JPEG image import
  • Lap and split-time features – BEST, CURRENT, LAST
  • X and Y g-force, distance, time, height, vertical velocity (displayed in any format)

 

New version of VBOX Video HD2 Setup software

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This week we have released a new version of VBOX Video HD2 Setup software (1.4.b245) which include a lot of new features and various bug fixes.


Here’s a list of what is new:

  • Support/Setup for the new CAN Gateway product
  • Ability to log 80 CAN channels
  • Undo/Redo feature during scene design setup (screenshot below)
  • Advanced logging (details below)
  • Raw CAN logging
  • Multiplexed CAN support (details below)
  • Element x,y location input (details below)

Undo/Redo Feature

These two buttons can be found at the bottom of the software window, allowing you to reverse a move.

VBHD2Setup undo redo

Advanced logging

AVBHD2Setup advanced loogingdvanced logging allows you to set the start and stop logging options based on external parameters like RPM or wheel speed. It can be accessed via the logging mode drop down menu, located in general data logging options.

For example, here's what to do if you wanted the logging to start once the wheel speed is greater than 15 kmh.

Click Settings in the top left hand corner of the screen, then click General and select Logging from the menu options. Set the logging mode to Advanced.

VBHD2Setup start logging option1) Select a parameter to control the logging - in this case: Vehicle Wheel Speed via CAN.

2) Select the condition to be “Greater than”.

3) Select the value of the parameter which will trigger the logging. We are using a wheel speed channel in kmh, therefore entering a value of 15 equates to 15 kmh.

4) "Time for true" allows the user to define a time delay in seconds, after the start or stop logging criteria has been met.

For this example, if we enter 2.0, this would mean logging would begin after the wheel speed signal has been greater than 15 kmh for 2s.

 

Multiplexed CAN Support

The VBOX HD2 is now compatible with the multiplexed CAN format.

Multiplexing a CAN channel allows different messages to be transmitted in the same CAN channel, in the same location, depending on the multiplexor value. One message in the CAN channel is used as a multiplexor, usually the first byte, and the remaining payload is read depending on the multiplexor signal.

Element X,Y Location Input

You can now manually set an element’s position in the scene instead of drag-and-dropping it using your mouse.

VBHD2Setup location

Improved mounting clamps for HD2 cameras

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We have discontinued the camera clamp body and rubber strap for Video VBOX HD2 cameras and replaced them with a sturdier plastic screw down clamp (RLACS269). You can order the new replacement camera clamps online.

RLACS269 New camera clamp

New VBOX Video HD2 firmware

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Today we’ve released a new version of HD2 firmware, 1.3.74. This fixes an issue where the unit would sometimes not log, adds support for 80 CAN channels, and has a couple of track related fixes/changes – a more detailed list can be found in the history notes.


Please note, for configuring 80 CAN channels a newer version of VBOX Video Setup software is needed, this will be released at a later date.

The firmware is available here.

New VBOX Video HD2 Accessories

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Tyre Temp Sensors

We are excited to soon be supplying tyre temperature sensors for use with the HD2. They'll be available at the end of this month and allow you to log tyre temps throughout track sessions, so that you can make setup adjustments accordingly. See an example video below.

There are two types of sensor: 120 and 60 degree fields of view. Quote RLACS272-120 or RLACS272-60 on the eStore or to your dealer for price and availability.

HD2 Second Car Kit

This was a popular product for the Video VBOX Lite so we thought we'd put together the same thing for the HD2. It comprises power cable, roll-cage mounts, antenna, microphone, and a pair of cameras - just swap the actual recording unit between cars. Available now from the eStore or your local distributor - product code is RLACS274.

2nd hd2 accessory kit

Please note:

When upgrading to the latest firmware, the cameras must be connected to the unit as they are included as part of the upgrade. The cameras supplied in the second car accessories kit will be fully up-to-date, therefore you would not have to do anything as long as your existing unit(s) is/are running the latest version of firmware. If your unit(s) run on older firmware, you will have to upgrade them, to make sure they are compatible with the new cameras.

Also, if we release a new version of firmware in the future that includes a new update for the cameras, you would have to update the firmware once with the first set of cameras plugged in, and again with the second set plugged in, using the same firmware upgrade file.

 

Mounting Options

These mounting brackets allow for fitment either to a roll bar, or a quick-release option installed onto your own metal or plastic sheet. In both cases there's protection on the inner surfaces to stop the HD2 from being scratched. Available now - the quick release mount is RLACS258, the bar mount RLACS268.

HD2 mounting options

 

Camera Extension PoleCamera Extension Bar

If you're struggling to get the forward-facing camera in the right position to allow for a good view of the track, this extension bar should help.

It brings the camera down below the sun strip and gives you a much bigger view out through the windscreen - avoiding that "letterbox" look - and it will fit on any mount with a standard 1/4"in UNC thread.

Due in around the beginning of July - available to pre-order on the eStore with product code RLACS273.