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.
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.
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.
Camera 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.
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:
Autodromo Huachalalume Chica
Autodromo Huachalalume Grande
Changes have been made to the Virginia International Raceway, United States. The start/finish line has been moved slightly.
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):
Circuit Tools 126.96.36.1997 features an auto-update functionality and has improved media handling and time synchronization for VBO files that span across multiple videos. Users now also have the option to export their laps as a CSV for all current session data.
You can download the latest Circuit Tools software here.