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LapTimer v20 features (iOS and Android)

Postby Harry » Wed Apr 20, 2016 7:01 pm

This is a list of features by platform and by edition.
At the time of posting, LapTimer v20 is not yet available, but will go live anytime soon.
Please don't ask for the schedule, I will post a separate announcement once it is live.

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Video Recording [Petrolhead]
‣ Background video recording [Android]
‣ Support for 4K UHD videos
‣ "External cam only" MultiCam operation [GrandPrix]
‣ New Video Operation dialog allowing arbitrary activation of cams [GrandPrix]

Video Overlaying [Petrolhead]
‣ Completely reworked and featured video player
‣ Real time video overlays, default operation is Play instead of Overlay
‣ New heart beat gauge in video overlay [iOS] [GrandPrix]
‣ New rear view mirror gadget [GrandPrix]
‣ Hardware accelerated video overlaying [Android, requires 5.1]
‣ Added support for named Picture in Picture inserts (instead of Cam #2 etc.) [GrandPrix]
‣ Improved Video Synchronization dialog (hundred and full second steppers)
‣ Updated app info

Completely New Features
‣ New air drag simulator [iOS]
‣ Full vehicle history and maintenance support

Usability
‣ Major redesign of UI, includes drawer and Lollipop toolbar [Android]
‣ Improved tinting and buttons [Android]
‣ Some optimizations for iPad Pro [iOS]
‣ 3D touch support [iOS]
‣ Rich texts instead of plain texts all over the place
‣ Higher assistant robustness for device rotation (e.g. Autocross) [Android]
‣ Literally hundreds of tweaks and improvements

Data Analytics
‣ Two cursor section analysis to measure gaps [GrandPrix]
‣ Basic support for performance measurements [GrandPrix]
‣ Reworked Yaw Rate chart using an improved calculation method [GrandPrix]
‣ Added section analysis and timeline to G-G chart [GrandPrix]
‣ Switched from dimmed background map to drag-able fly over for charts
‣ Lots of tweaks and other improvements to Data Recordings

Sensors
‣ MAF and MAP OBD parameters are calculated from each other
‣ WGS to CGJ coordinate mapping for Chinese users
‣ Higher robustness and compatibility
‣ Added driving direction support to AX and New Track assistants
‣ Added support for magnetic directions (compass) [Android]

Data handling
‣ Support for incomplete, manual and certified laps
‣ Stop button added for triggered recordings allows crash event overlays
‣ Detects "back in the pits" situations and stops recording as incomplete lap
‣ Vehicle definition submission for future crowd sharing added
‣ Completely new Databases View - maintain backups and any storage
‣ Improved database checks
‣ Added support for .kmz exports
‣ Added lean angle as an extra column to CSV exports

Others
‣ Improved Android 5 and 6 compatibility [Android]
‣ Improved compatibility for non US character sets
‣ Performance improvements, for Android in particular [Android]
‣ Many translation improvements
‣ New sample database for new users
‣ Fixed iCloud access [iOS]
‣ Dozens of other improvements requested by our users
‣ Dozens of fixes for bugs seen in v19


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Re: LapTimer v20 features (iOS and Android)

Postby gplracerx » Thu Apr 21, 2016 3:50 pm

It's out for iOS. Hurrah!

Thanks for bringing back the total g series chart and fixing the yaw rate. It looks very nice on an iPad Mini.


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Re: LapTimer v20 features (iOS and Android)

Postby Harry » Thu Apr 21, 2016 3:52 pm

Yes, you needed to wait a bit longer... But I hope the G-G comes now with the best of two world. :-)

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Re: LapTimer v20 features (iOS and Android)

Postby mister_po » Thu Apr 21, 2016 6:13 pm

Hi Harry,

Do you mind elaborate a little more on this?

- Real time video overlays, default operation is Play instead of Overlay

Thank you


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Re: LapTimer v20 features (iOS and Android)

Postby Harry » Thu Apr 21, 2016 6:26 pm

mister_po wrote:Hi Harry,

Do you mind elaborate a little more on this?

- Real time video overlays, default operation is Play instead of Overlay

Thank you


After recording, LapTimer has stored data (GPS, IMU, OBD) and video. While v19 showed a preview of the overlaid video during recording (Video View), you needed to overlay the video with data before watching it for analysis. This lengthy process is named "Overlaying" and creates a new video with gauges included. LapTimer v20 adds a new feature here: it comes with a specialized video player showing the raw video with gauges overlaid in real time. Actually it is similar to the live preview, but features random access including display of min / max speeds etc. So to analyze a lap, you will not Overlay the video first, but you will instantly "Play" it without generating a physically overlaid video first. The later is still available but named "Export" now. It is required to distribute the overlaid video to youtube etc.

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Re: LapTimer v20 features (iOS and Android)

Postby mister_po » Thu Apr 21, 2016 6:38 pm

Hi Harry,

Thanks for the explanation. So if I am recording with GoPro, I will still need to overlay the data manually?


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Re: LapTimer v20 features (iOS and Android)

Postby Harry » Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:15 pm

For GoPro recorded video, you need to copy it to the smartphone first. Once it is there and re-linked, it can be watched just like a video recorded with the internal cam.

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Re: LapTimer v20 features (iOS and Android)

Postby R4SC4L » Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:37 pm

Update looks great. Out of interest what is the rear view mirror gadget?


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Re: LapTimer v20 features (iOS and Android)

Postby Harry » Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:53 pm

That's similar to picture in picture inserts to video overlays. Instead of sliding a second video in from the side, a rear view mirror type video is shown top centered. It is slightly stretched horizontally and cropped vertically:

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To get a rear view like this, you need to add the name "Rear View Mirror" to the video. Video names are used to show captions like Kamera #3 in the picture above. To name a video, select it for example in Video List. Scroll down to "PiP Name" and enter a name. When used as a PiP video, it is shown as a rear view mirror automatically.

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Re: LapTimer v20 features (iOS and Android)

Postby jarobs » Fri Apr 22, 2016 1:46 am

I am really excited about the vehicle export function. Shall we create a vehicle database here in the forum?



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