GoPro HERO2 Firmware Update.
You must run you GoPro HERO 2 using the correct firmware in order for it to work properly with your Traqmate.
Here are the instructions on how to update the GoPro
Recording Time - 40Hz for Video Sync.
Always set your Traqmate to 40Hz if you are using camera sync cables for optimal performance.
Traqmate Classic works best at 20Hz or 40Hz. Use 10Hz for long races or travel.
TraqDash always runs at 40Hz and uses and SD card and the files are extremely small. You will rarely fill up the supplied 4gig card. We do recommend you empty from time to time to speed up the TraqDash.We do NOT recommend faster SDHC or larger SD cards as not all of them perform in the same way.
Compare Laps and Drivers
To compare your own laps in Traqview, add the same session in again as another driver.
Can I use the Traqmate without the Display?
No, the Sensor Unit cannot be used by itself unless it started life as a Basic. The firmware is different.
Check your Inputs
Traqmate Classic Complete - Use the Other Features/GPS Location (non-recording) mode to ensure GPS reception and that the unit is mounted level in the vehicle. For best results, keep the X and Y below +-0.05 Gs when parked on a level surface.
TraqDash - Race Setup, Vehicle, Vehicle Settings, Inputs. From there just select the input you are looking at and enable it. You can adjust the settings from there.
RPM and Data Inputs
RPM hooked up but not working? Change the micro switch inside the TraqData / TraqSync / TraqTach device from E (electronic) to C (coil). If you have the right signal source, that should do it.
For TraqSync/TraqTach, unclip the side of the connector and lift up.
For TraqData, remove 2 screws on bottom and lift off lid.
Check the Application Notes section in the Forums.
Sensor unit cable coming loose in a high vibration environment? Some of our users have created a work around by using a simple rubber band.
Display and sensor unit connection can be tapped together.
Locking Connectors Upgrade
Make sure you mount your Traqmate off the floor to some degree if you have an open cockpit car or one that easily collects water on the floor. You can also simply put a bag around the unit if there is a downpour or better yet put the unit in a small tool box.
Hit the Traqmate logo on the Classic Display to back light the screen for better readability.
Switching Between Cars?
The best and most efficient way to do this is to purchase an additional set of cables, mounts, and gps antenna's. That way all the hard-wiring can be done cleanly and swapping the sensor unit and display is all that needs to be moved.
If you have data inputs simply install some quick connects on the Traqdata and your Sensor wires.
We highly recommend separate camera's for each vehicle due to the time consuming aiming and setup.
Second Car Kit
Black Bars in Traqview/Traqstudio with Win7 & 64?
To get rid of the black lines using Windows 7/64, right click on Traqmate icon on your desktop and click properties. Then go to compatibility.
"Run this program in compatibility mode for:" Pull down to VISTA
Resetting the Start Finish
Traqmate Classic Complete - Pressing SELECT (green button) at the Start/Finish screen on the display RESETS the S/F.
TraqDash - Race Setup, Track, Settings, Start/Finish.
If you need Start Finish Coordinates just click HERE.
Sony HD - Video
Do Not Purchase - Sony HDR CX130 & CX160 - Vibration Issue
Sony HD Video - Not Turning On?
When using a Sony HD camera always set the camera to save video to the SD card instead of internal memory. It is extremely important that you pull the video directly from the card and NOT use the USB connection to the camera. Doing so will convert the native .MTS files to an unsupported format, so always use the SD or Sony Card.
Once the video is on the system you can convert it to a .MP4 or .WMV using the AISEESOFT MTS Converter, that way you can write the video. The .MTS files will work and play for analysis, however the .MP4 or .WMV conversion is superior for playback and creating videos.
Try power cycling the the Traqmate at least 3 times, this usually is only an issue the first time the Traqdata HD is setup and connected to the camera.
ChaseCam - In Car Video Glare Issue
The ChaseCam does not have a contrast adjustment, so closed cars can be a problem, especially if the camera is mounted in the rear of the car.
A fix we have found to work is to make your own glare filter:
Remove the glass lens protector from the end of the camera (The protector unscrews).
Cut a small rectangular piece of dark window tint and install it on the glass from the lens protector, so that it will create a band that runs through the lens protector.
Wait for it to dry and install the lens protector back on the camera, making sure to align the rectangular piece of window tint with the camera lens.
It is tedious to do but it works great.