How can I analyse my driving?
There are two ways of using the Video VBOX video logger to analyse your performance; either by simply viewing the enhanced video in a standard media player, or you can go into more depth by using the supplied 'Circuit Tools' software package.
Say, for example, you want to see how you are taking a particular corner and if there is any scope for improvement.
Simply move the time slider on your normal media player until the position marker on the circuit overlay approaches the desired corner, then play the video at various speeds, using the on-screen graphics to see:
- braking point (too early?)
- braking g-force (maximised?)
- turn in point (too late? )
- minimum apex speed (best?)
- exit speed (critical!)
There is no need to learn any complicated software package, or to understand how to separate, categorise and view reams of complex data. A great free media player which has varaible speed play and works well with Video VBOX files is the VLC player, which you can download from here: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
Circuit Tools analysis
The Circuit Tools software package is designed to vastly simplify the process of extracting more performance from yourself and your car. Insert your SD card containing the video and synchronised data, and select the latest file. The software then automatically detects which circuit you have been driving (from the vast database of circuits included with the package), then uses the start/finish line in the database to separate and sort the laps contained in that file.
The fastest lap from your latest session is automatically chosen and displayed on the graph window, and the video is moved to the start of this lap. You can then compare runs from this session, or from previous one simply by clicking on the relevant lap-time shown in the session window. A theoretical 'fastest lap' is calculated from the best sectors in each session. To view sectors, simply click on the relevant sector, or drag the cursor over a number of sectors to show a sequence.
To see how easy it is to use this software to go faster, watch the short video on Circuit Tools: