Displaying lap times while recording

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Displaying lap times while recording

Post by Chaparral36 » Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:02 pm

Hi, new to the app, and am thinking of getting the Grand Prix edition. Would like to confirm, can the app display lap times real time while recording video?
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Re: Displaying lap times while recording

Post by Harry » Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:17 pm

Yes, you can use Timer View to watch lap times / predictive lap times while recording video in background.

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Re: Displaying lap times while recording

Post by ereynold60 » Sat Mar 02, 2019 1:52 am

Harry - Does this also work on Android now as well? More specifically... in pits can I start video recording then return to timer view, in order to catch my pit exit and initial out lap?

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Re: Displaying lap times while recording

Post by Harry » Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:54 am

Yes, the only limitation is that changing the view while recording a video is not supported for Android. This means you cannot start video recording in Timer / Video / Preview and return to Timer after pressing the record button. Instead, enable Manual Timing in LapTimer Settings first. Goto Timer / Video and enable video recording (ie just the video source selection). Return to Timer. Now, press the Start button getting available for Manual Timing. This will start video recording in background while in Timer View.

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Re: Displaying lap times while recording

Post by ereynold60 » Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:15 pm

Thanks Harry - With this "manual recording"... I assume Laptimer will still trigger laps passing over S/F... correct? (I've not used this method before)
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Re: Displaying lap times while recording

Post by Harry » Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:17 am

Automatic triggering always supersedes manual start. This means that when passing a stop/go trigger while recording manually, the current recording will be stored as "manual" or "incomplete" and LapTimer starts a new fully automated lap.

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Re: Displaying lap times while recording

Post by ereynold60 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:27 pm

Great and thanks. My previous method was to go into the video view and hit the red record circle in the upper corner to begin video recording while waiting on the grid. Laptimer would record a long incomplete "lap" and then record all other laps normally passing over the S/F line. The drawback was I had to stay in video view and could not view lap times while on track.

I didn't know about enabling "manual recording", but it would appear to be similar to the method I have been using, only I can stay in TIMER view and hit START, which will start camera recording (as set up) and also start the first incomplete lap while waiting to pass over S/F... Is this correct?

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Re: Displaying lap times while recording

Post by Harry » Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:53 pm

Exactly. Manual Recording is disabled by default. Too many users thought they need to press the Start button...

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