Start / Stop video recording

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Start / Stop video recording

Postby gowthamn » Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:39 am

If I am using a GoPro for example, do I have to start recording by pressing the record button on the GoPro or can the recording be started from the phone itself.

What video device is best to use for best video syncing with data recording? I assume the app the connect to multiple sensors right? One for data, one for video etc?


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Re: Start / Stop video recording

Postby Harry » Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:41 pm

LapTimer GrandPrix starts and stops external cams in sync with data recordings - fully automatically. See Video Documentation for the details. HERO4 or 5 (not Session) are fine and are well integrated.

LapTimer can connect to external GPS, OBD, action cams. One of each, multiple cams are not supported currently.

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Re: Start / Stop video recording

Postby gowthamn » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:57 am

If the camera is off, can it be turned on from the app itself? What about live preview? The video documentation says no to all this for HERO 4 Silver. Just wanted to confirm.


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Re: Start / Stop video recording

Postby Harry » Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:39 pm

The H4 cannot be turned on by WiFi; it has a power off command, but no power on. The later seems to be done by BT (which is not supported by LapTimer). For the HERO3/3+ gen, both on / off are supported. No live preview currently (or for v22).

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Re: Start / Stop video recording

Postby gowthamn » Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:27 pm

In a GoPro hero 4 if the power supply is connected, it's always on right?


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Re: Start / Stop video recording

Postby Harry » Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:20 pm

Yes, it should be in power on state all the time. Recording will be turned on and off.

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Re: Start / Stop video recording

Postby metro2084 » Tue May 22, 2018 9:29 am

Harry,

I have hero5 and it doesn't stop recording automatically when I either press cancel or stop on the iPhone after the race. Is that normal and I can only stop recording manually by pressing a button on GoPro?

Also, can I use 2 GoPro cams at the same time (eg facing front and rear) and control from iPhone? I know they have to be connected to the iPhone via wifi, but as far as I know you can't connect 2 cams at the same time?

Thanks.


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Re: Start / Stop video recording

Postby Harry » Tue May 22, 2018 9:47 am

LapTimer uses WiFi to control action cams. This does not allow the connection of two cams currently. But you can record footage manually with a second cam and add footage to laps recorded.

In case the cam does not react to Cancel or Stop, it has disconnected during the lap. Please stop it manually.

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Re: Start / Stop video recording

Postby furby076 » Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:19 am

Link to video documentation? Want to make sure i get the right one.


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Re: Start / Stop video recording

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