AiM Sports SmartyCam HD 2.1

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SmartyCam HD 2.1 - The action camera designed for motorsports.

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Notes About Other AiM Sports Products To Pair With Your SmartyCam HD 2.1

Attention: The AiM Sports SmartyCam HD 2.1 is limited in its data logging capabilities to the information received from the integrated accelerometer; in order to collect more extensive data sets to be recalled for analysis purposes the AiM Sports SmartyCam HD 2.1 must be paired with peripheral AiM Sports devices (e.g. GPS antenna, ECU bridge, Dash/Logger, etc.).

Below are three examples of AiM Sports device combinations:

COMBINATION 1 will provide video, track map, lap times, speed and much more through your vehicle's ECU:

SmartyCAM HD 2.1 ECU Bridge + GPS08B External GPS Antenna

COMBINATION 2 will provide video, track map, lap times, and speed:

SmartyCAM HD 2.1 + AiM Solo DL/Solo 2 DL

COMBINATION 3 will provide video, lap times, speed and acceleration:

SmartyCAM HD 2.1 + GPS08B External GPS Antenna

The AiM Sports SmartyCam HD 2.1 has been designed for motorsports with one purpose in mind: providing great videos that include all the technical information that will help you improve your performance. All of this built into the most robust and reliable system ever created. In this, the latest version, the electronics/mechanics have been further improved, and SmartyCam HD 2.1 is now easier than ever to manage.

SmartyCam HD 2.1 Provides a Competitive Advantage

Real Time Data Overlayed on Videos

AiM Sports SmartyCam HD 2.1 offers the ability to overlay loads of data you receive from multiple sources.

  • From GPS: track map and vehicle position, as well as speed, lap and split times, are gathered and displayed.
  • From AiM Sports Dash/Logger connected to your ECU: RPM, throttle, engaged gear, acceleration, temperatures, pressures, and - in presence of additional sensors - the values of those sensors.
All of the info gathered will be overlayed on video at every single point on the track.

Video Configuration & Analysis Using Race Studio 3 Software

The AiM Sports SmartyCam HD 2.1 works in conjunction with the newest software from AiM Sports, Race Studio 3; this powerful software allows you, the user, to configure the intricate details of your videos and for them to not only provide great entertainment but become a source of useful information as well.


Using the AiM Sports Race Studio 3 Software, you can configure your overlays in, virtually, an infinite variety of modes: add your logo and the track map, and choose the graphical objects you would like from a list of pre-determined sets with same layout or even single objects from different sets. The videos that you create will be, truly, "yours" in every detail, from the data to their visual layout.

Video Analysis

The video gathered from your entire session, once downloaded on your PC, can now be split - with a simple click - into individual videos of each lap: allowing you to watch, simultaneously, two laps side by side and check where you were faster or slower. The same operation can be performed with any SmartyCam HD 2.1 video recorded on the same track: allowing you to compare your best lap with your friend or rival's personal best!

Automatic Start/Stop Feature

So, you're on the starting grid, ready to get the perfect launch to turn one, your adrenaline is nearly at peak: the last thing on your mind is worrying whether or not the camera has been switched on. You have other things to worry about. AiM Sports was aware of this when they designed the SmartyCam HD 2.1; that is why it switches on/off automatically and starts/stops recording in the same manner, utilizing data received from your vehicles ECU.

Get Rid of the "Jell-o®" Effect with the New CMOS Sensor

The rumble of your vehicle's engine causes vibrations - this is no secret-but high-frequency vibrations are not a good thing when it comes to recording video. Never again will you experience that seasick "wave" or, as we like to say "Jell-o®" effect you get when watching videos recorded by a generic action camera. When your car cruises around the track and you pushing 7000 RPM, the AiM Sports SmartyCam HD 2.1 has been designed with a new "global" shutter for use in an environment where many vibrations are present.

The new Global Shutter CMOS sensor significantly improves image quality in low-light conditions while reducing the 'noise' to the minimum.

Check out this side by side comparison:

Generic Action Camera
(w/o Global Shutter CMOS Sensor)
AiM Sports SmartyCam HD 2.1
(w/ Global Shutter CMOS Sensor)

Proprietary Lenses Designed Specifically for Motorsports

The AiM Sports SmartyCam HD 2.1 is available with 2 different lenses that have been specifically designed for motorsports, meaning they are robust, able to work when the engine rolls 100 times per second, and have outstanding resolution and brightness. But above all, the lenses have been designed to reduce distortion, which is a typical problem of lenses used by generic action-cameras: objects placed at ten meters' distance look very far, making it impossible to accurately determine whether the track is straight or curved. SmartyCam HD 2.1 telecentric lenses six elements reduce distortions to the minimum and will withstand track vibrations for years.

Moreover, the lenses with different HFOV's allow a tailor-made framing in all kind of vehicles.

The narrow HFOV lens (67 degrees) is preferred for closed-roof cars, as it "sees" the track just within the windscreen pillars, reducing that unpleasant black frame typical of generic action camera's onboard videos.The wide HFOV lens (84 degrees) is specified for open-roof, formula car, and kart use, where it is possible to have a more suitable view of the track and there is no risk of black frames.

Front Mount Full-Color TFT Display

The AiM Sports SmartyCam HD 2.1 cameras are to be installed inside the vehicle. This is why AiM Sports has placed the 128x128 pixel TFT full-color display for the SmartyCam HD 2.1 on the front, not on the reverse side - where generic action cameras place the viewfinder.

High-Quality Videos in Relatively Small Video Files

HD camera competition has focused on high pixel content; the result is that their video files are far too large, taking far too much memory. The AiM Sports SmartyCam HD 2.1 videos have the same quality as other HD action cameras but their files are smaller because of the H.264 compression system. This allows parameters to be optimized, being sure to provide the perfect balance between video quality and file size. The SmartyCam HD 2.1 allows you to choose between three video file quality levels: one-hour recording takes 4GB (high quality), 2GB (normal) or 1,5GB (low). Files are stored on SD cards: with current SD cards reaching 128GB capacity, you can record more than 30 hours of high-quality videos without changing the card.

* High-Quality Video

Designed to Withstand Extreme On-Track Conditions

An onboard camera designed for motorsports must guarantee great resistance against the extreme working conditions typical of road racing and against the most adverse weather, such as strong and prolonged vibrations, storms, continuous rain, and extreme high and low temperatures. That is why The AiM Sports SmartyCam HD 2.1 is made of machinery molded aluminum, just like many competition car parts. The most robust and reliable system ever.

In The Box

  1. AiM Sports SmartyCam HD 2.1 w/ 67º or 84º Lens

  2. 4 Gb HC10 SD Card

  3. CAN Cable (sans #4)

  4. External Power Cable (sans #3)

  5. Battery Charger

  6. USB/AC Power Adapter

  7. Race Studio 3 Software CD

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