Instant Video = The Ultimate Driving Experience Video Delivery System
The reason Race-Keeper systems are so popular amongst driving experience and events operators is because, we don’t just provide you hardware that captures video. We provide you a supremely powerful marketing tool.
Race‐Keeper is a video data system that captures video data files to SD or USB for instant delivery at the track to guests of premium driving and racing experiences. Race‐Keeper systems capture and produce high definition, multi-camera videos synchronized automatically with data acquired from GPS and other optional data sources.
Race‐Keeper can deliver video wrapped in a custom branded Instant Video player that includes each guest’s videos/ data, player software, and operator/partner marketing collateral. Race‐Keeper’s Instant Video player also includes point‐and‐click software for guests to export videos for upload to YouTube and other social media sites. Race‐Keeper benefits :
- World’s best onboard video – 1080p HD @ 30fps or 720p HD @ 60fps with two full resolution video streams
- Automatic, instant & accurate synchronization of video and data
- Unique, branded media player for delivery to guests
- Instant, on site, delivery to guests. No post processing required
- Ease of implementation and maintenance, and ease of use by operations personnel
- Fully automated operation. No need to replace batteries or manually start recordings
- World’s leading video data system to racing experiences with 99%+ reliability across three million captures
Race‐Keeper is used worldwide by premium racing experiences, OEMs and marketing agencies for delivery of videos to guests, as well as for engineering and driver skills training.
Race‐Keeper hardware includes:
- HDX2 Single unit video data logger (fully configurable for auto start/stop function)
- Two (2) High Definition 1080p HD @ 30fps or 720p HD @ 60fps cameras
- Auto‐gain stereo microphone (optional integration with instructor radio available)
- GPS antenna (for course mapping, speed and lap information)
- Various camera mounting solutions (internal or external)
- Capture to SD (internal) or USB (internal or via remote USB port)
- Power loom (direct connect to 12V power)
- Custom Operating System for automated operation
- Optional OBDII Interface to enable additional vehicle data channels to be captured
Race‐Keeper is simple to use on track and minimizes personnel requirements for system administration; videos are initiated with auto‐start + auto‐stop system configuration.
Race‐Keeper software includes:
- Branded Instant Video media player that plays synchronized video and data
- Point‐and‐click software for customers to export and upload their videos to social networking web sites
- Custom Operating System to provide for automated operation at high volume venues
Instant Video Player
Race-Keeper’s Instant Video Player is primarily a marketing platform. Instead of a simple video file branded with overlay graphics, the Race-Keeper Instant Video player is automatically launched when the USB key is inserted in the guest’s computer. The landing page presents, not only the video links, but also the driving experience/events brand, with links to the operators webpage, partner links and any other material or links that the operator may want to present including document’s, digital photographs, coupons for additional experiences, etc… The Instant Video Player also has hot links for the guest to quickly export their video, complete with branding, to social media such as Youtube, Facebook, Twitter and others.
System administration and product delivery
Race-Keeper is designed for high‐volume racing experiences. For instant delivery, trackside personnel inserts SD card or USB stick into Race‐Keeper to initiate recording, then removes SD card or USB stick when completed; when each guest’s sessions are finished, delivery is complete.
Video: High-Definition On‐board Video Captures Smiles and Surprises
Race‐Keeper produces visually compelling High Definition videos for guests of automotive experiences. Race‐Keeper can be configured for either one or two High Definition cameras, displayed as picture‐in picture or two full resolution video streams (Race‐Keeper’s proprietary Dual Stream video). Race‐Keeper’s high definition cameras can be configured as either 1080p HD at 30 frames per second (fps) or 720p HD at 60fps with onboard image stabilization for ultra high resolution and the sharpest, clearest image available.
Audio: Crisp, Clear On‐board Audio Captures Laughs and Excitement
Race‐Keeper produces crisp, clear audio using a durable, high‐quality microphone that picks up an amazing range of audio, including conversation, radio, and engine noise on the course.
System software includes AGC (automatic gain control), which adjusts audio levels automatically. Race‐Keeper’s microphone captures the laughs and excitement of each guest’s track experience.
Data: On‐board Data Captures Course Map/Vehicle Position and Optional Vehicle Data
Race‐Keeper delivers course map, vehicle position on course map, and speed from a 20Hz GPS antennas that are part of the standard Race‐Keeper system. The Race‐Keeper media player automatically synchronizes GPS‐derived data with video and displays an animated course map as an overlay on the video. Guests enjoy watching the location of their vehicle from a “birds‐eye” view of the course. Each data element can be displayed automatically on animated gauges as overlays to the video.
On‐Track Reliability: Over Three Million Outings Captured with 99%+ Reliability
Race‐Keeper is the world’s standard for video and data capture for the premium racing experience market. Since 2006, Race‐Keeper has captured more than three million on‐track outings with 99%+ successful delivery.
Media Delivery Options: SD or USB
Race‐Keeper offers the industry’s widest range of media options, including branded USB or SD. USB and SD options are delivered via Race‐Keeper Instant Video at the track after each guest has completed his/her experiences; advantages include same‐day delivery and minimal post‐event administration.
Instant Video Media Player on USB or SD
After completing an on‐track experience, guests insert their SD cards or USB sticks into a PC and instantly play video and synchronized data using a customized Race‐Keeper media player that displays video and data (e.g., course map, animated gauges, etc.). Race-Keeper will prepare a branded media player software application that plays synchronized video and optional data. The player will also include point‐and‐click software tools for customers to export and upload their videos to social media sites.
Instant Video Player Options
There are two video player options: Side-by-Side and Picture‐in‐Picture.
In picture-in-picture mode, you can choose the location of the in picture window on the main image.
Using Race‐Keeper at Events
Race-Keeper Instant Video can be delivered on either SD cards or USB Thumb Drives. Our experience, over millions of guest videos, indicates that guests prefer same day delivery on USB over any other media. Instant Video on USB has other benefits as well. It eliminates the cost of post event production, human induced errors and omissions, postage and the additional wait time required to get the video to the guest. Also, the USB casing can be branded with the operators logo. Race‐Keeper is designed to minimize personnel requirements for system administration; generally speaking, guests or trackside operations personnel can perform all of the tasks required for video capture and production of videos.
Same‐Day Delivery on USB or SD
Before Track Session
Race-Keeper pre‐loads the custom Instant Video media player on to each USB or SD; at registration, each guest receives a USB or SD that is ready to record video data sessions and which plays video and data within the branded Instant Video media player.
During Track Session
Guest (or trackside personnel) inserts USB or SD into Race‐Keeper system to initiate recording and then stops recording and removes USB or SD. Guest repeats procedure as required for optional additional sessions; when sessions are finished, USB or SD delivery is complete.
Race-Keeper has a number of well-developed operating models that provide the operator with a range of options to maximize revenue or minimize capital investment:
Option – A: “Revenue Sharing” provides the operator with a turn-key system that generates additional revenue with no high initial investment. The operator merely has to schedule USB orders per their monthly requirements. All equipment costs, maintenance and support are covered in the cost of the USB media. This gives the operator maximum flexibility and support. In turn, Race-Keeper guarantees performance of the system and USB drives.
Option –B: “Hardware/Software/Support/Media Bundle” provides the operator with an enhanced revenue stream from USB sales by purchasing the Race-Keeper hardware and thereby lowering the cost of the USB drives and maintaining system performance. Race-Keeper will bundle the custom software (Instant Video Player with regular updates), a comprehensive support agreement that includes both operator support and customer telephone support and branded, loaded USB drives at competitive prices.
Option – C: The “Hardware Only” operating mode provides the operator with the maximum revenue for minimum cost. The operator purchases the Race-Keeper hardware but does not purchase the Race-Keeper Instant Video Software, USB’s or any specialist support package.