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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)
  • ActiPro PointEdit Control (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.

ActiPro Point Edit Control

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

VBHD2Setup location

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 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

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 from the store - 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 from your local distributor with product code RLACS273.

Track Map Database - New tracks added

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We have added new tracks to our track map database. If you run the latest version of Circuit Tools  or VBOX Video Setup software (VBOX Video HD2 owners only), you don't have to do anything. Both softwares will automatically check for updates when you are online and install the latest track database.

If you own a Video VBOX Lite, Pro or Waterproof, and are NOT using the latest Circuit Tools version, you will need to download the Track Map Database Installer. The installer will ensure that the complete track map database is available in Video VBOX Setup.

New track maps include:

Chile

  • Autodromo Leydaring
  • Autodromo Interlomas
  • Autodromo Huachalalume Chica
  • Autodromo Huachalalume Grande

Italy

  • Castelletto
  • Lombardore

Spain

  • Catalunya GP

UK

  • Silverstone Rallycross

 

Changes have been made to the Virginia International Raceway, United States. The start/finish line has been moved slightly.

Video Split Software released

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The new Video Split software enables you to easily extract a single lap from a track session file recorded by a Video VBOX or VBOX Video HD2 video, add an intro video and save it with the associated .vbo data or laps pdf file.

The software is set to detect the fastest lap, but will export any lap you wish. You can also add a comparison graph to a reference lap at the end of the video.

The software is particularly suited to applications where you are processing multiple driver sessions at a time, such as within driver experience environments. Read more.

Watch a software demonstration (audio doesn't start until half way through the video):

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