How to Synchronize Video with a Session on Track Attack
How to Sync Video with a Session on Track Attack
Video is one of the best ways to understand what the data means, what caused the squiggly lines to look a certain way and will even show you when you or someone else did something amazing (so you can teach yourself to do it over and over again).
Seamless integration of data and video is one of the most powerful features of Track Attack. So let’s go through how to import and sync a video with a session.
Step 1: Open Track Attack and load the session you are working on.
Step 2: If it is not already open, click on the ‘Show Video’ button – it is one of the buttons available just above the graphs.
Step 3: Move the video window to where you prefer. There are a few options:
1. To the right of the graphs
2. At the bottom of the graphing area
3. If you have a larger or super high-resolution screen, outside of the Track Attack main application window overall
Step 4: Click on the ‘Load Video’ button
Step 5: First, we’re going to find a point in the data to use as an anchor. On the top left corner, you can select any of the available channels from your session. My personal go-to is GPS Speed. I look for the first time that the speed dramatically increases and then starts slowing down for the first braking zone for a turn, at speed.
When you select a channel, there is a window that appears, that shows the data trace. You can click and drag along that window to view data beyond what is shown initially.
Step 6: Now, you can go through and play the video window to find the video frame that corresponds with the point in the data that you selected.
In my session, I am looking for the instant that I can hear me come off the throttle to brake for turn 1.
Click the play button, just below the video window. You can also control moving along the video with the 6 controls to move forward or backwards in 10 seconds, 5 seconds or 1 second.
Once you believe you have the data and video matched up, press the play button at the bottom left of the window, which will play the data and video in a synchronized fashion.
I personally go through a few corners to check the synchronization. Click ok when you’re done.
Sometimes, you might need to select another lap and then the video will show up.
Sweet! What can I with this now?
- Anywhere you click on the graphs, the corresponding video will show up in the video window.
- At any point, in a lap, click on the play button in the video window and the video will start playing along with the lap data from that point.
- You can also use ‘selection’ mode and select a portion of the track, the play button in the video window and play the data and video, together, in a loop.
- As long as the video is on your computer, in the same location, the video and data will be synchronized forever.
But wait, there’s more!
Right now we are only cloud syncing the non-video data. However, over the next few months, we will be cloud synching video as well. This means that a lower resolution video will remain on your computer and the original will be cloud stored.
When you access your sessions online or share them with other people, they will have access to these lower resolution videos, which will be easier for streaming.
The original file will be used in the future when we roll out features to create awesome videos with data overlays, automatically.
We have lots coming over the next months on the video front – stay tuned!