Contents

Getting Started

Open the Getting Started guide by tapping Menu Button to open the main menu, and then tapping Getting Started.

This is a high-level guide meant to walk you through common scenarios. For detailed information, see the in-app contextual help.

Contextual Help

All help in the app is contextual, meaning that the help offered is always specific to the screen or task at hand.

Contextual help can be opened by tapping Help Icon in the toolbar, in one of the analysis view widgets, or tapping Help in pop-up dialogs.

Support

From the main menu, tap Support to access the support options.

Documentation

Tap to view up-to-date release notes for the app.

Debugging

Tap to configure debug log options, and if necessary email a debug report to support.

Reporting

Configure automated transmission of crash reports and anonymous analytics so we can make continuous improvements.

License Unlock

From the main menu, tap License Unlock to enter your unlock code.

You may also click on the unlock link in your license email in order to open the app and automatically enter your unlock code.

Licensing the app is necessary to enable the full data logger, and to access cloud and support functionality.

Sample Logs and Videos

To learn how to use the analysis functions of the app, when you tap on the Analysis button you will be prompted to download sample logs and videos. These files can be quite large and will require several GB of free storage.

Connect Devices

From the main menu, tap App Settings to access the app settings and select your GPS / Logger and optional Vehicle Telemetry source.

Note: You may be able to rename your Bluetooth or Wi-Fi devices. We suggest doing so in order to avoid any connectivity issues caused by competitors attempting to incorrectly connect to your device.

Bluetooth GPS (Qstarz 818-XT, etc)

Bluetooth GPS Receiver To configure a generic Bluetooth NMEA GPS/GNSS receiver, first turn it on and pair it with your Android device in the system Bluetooth settings. The pairing code will be either 0000 or 1234. After the receiver is paired with your mobile device, you may then select it as the GPS / Logger in the app.

Qstarz BLE GPS (Qstarz BL1000-GT, etc)

Qstarz BLE GPS Receiver To configure a Qstarz Bluetooth Low Energy GPS/GNSS receiver, first turn it on and pair it with your Android device in the system Bluetooth settings. The pairing code will be either 0000 or 1234. After the receiver is paired with your mobile device, you may then select it as the GPS / Logger in the app.

RaceCapture Logger

RaceCapture Data Logger Various RaceCapture logger models are supported, and they may be connected via either Bluetooth (preferred) or Wi-Fi.

Use of a RaceCapture logger requires that you download download and install the free RaceCapture App from the Google Play store.

Bluetooth

To connect to your RaceCapture logger via Bluetooth, first turn it on and pair it with your Android device in the system Bluetooth settings.

Next, use the RaceCapture app to configure your RaceCapture logger channels and CAN bus options. Follow the directions found on the Autosport Labs web site. When you are done testing the logger, close the RaceCapture app as you can not have more than one Bluetooth connection to a single device.

You may now select the RaceCapture logger as the GPS / Logger in the app. You will need to open the Logger and Maths Channels settings and select the configured RaceCapture channels as data sources.

Wi-Fi

To connect to your RaceCapture logger via Wi-Fi, first turn it on and configure it as a Wi-Fi access point in your Android system settings. If your device allows you disable the option to use cellular radio when no internet is available via Wi-Fi, then you should do so.

Next, use the RaceCapture app to configure your RaceCapture logger channels and CAN bus options. Follow the directions found on the Autosport Labs web site. When you are done testing the logger, close the RaceCapture app.

You may now select the RaceCapture logger as the GPS / Logger in the app. You will need to open the Logger and Maths Channels settings and select the configured RaceCapture channels as data sources.

Race Technology DL-1

Race Technology DL1 To configure a Race Technology DL1 logger, you must purchase and configure a serial to bluetooth reader and fabricate a custom cable. See the contextual help for GPS / Logger selection for a detailed guide.

Note: The app need to 'calibrate' the DL1 accelerometer by knowing the orientation of the logger mounted inside the vehicle.

Racelogic VBOX Sport

Racelogic VBOX Sport To configure a Racelogic VBOX Sport logger, first turn it on and pair it with your Android device in the system Bluetooth settings. The pairing code will be either 0000 or 1234. After the VBOX Sport is paired with your mobile device, you may then select it as the GPS / Logger in the app.

OBD II Scan Tool

OBD Scan Tool To configure an OBD scan tool, first turn it on and pair it with your Android device in the system Bluetooth settings. Some models such as the OBDLink MX+ require you to press a button in order to place it into pairing mode. The pairing code will be either 0000 or 1234. After the OBD Scan Tool is paired with your mobile device, you may then select it as the Vehicle Telemetry source in the app.

Note: Only OBD scan tools that use the ELM327 chipset are supported. While you can purchase low-cost clones of these devices from offshore vendors, our testing has shown them to be unreliable and slow, and the devices are prone to failure.

Porsche Wi-Fi Gateway

Porsche Wi-Fi Gateway To configure a Porsche GT car Wi-Fi gateway, first start the vehicle and configure it as a Wi-Fi access point in your Android system settings. The password for the gateway will vary on the vehicle model and year. We recommend using the Porsche Precision app in order to verify the password. After the Wi-Fi gateway is configured as an access point on your device, you may then select it as the Vehicle Telemetry source in the app.

Configure Cameras

Configure, calibrate and test the cameras that you wish to have the app control.

Internal Camera

Internal Camera Select the internal camera that you wish to use to capture video. When selecting the video quality, we suggest 720P @ 60FPS. Most mobile devices can process 720P video with an overlay, and 60FPS gives more detail than the standard 30FPS.

Calibrate the internal camera using a mirror(s) in order to account for the delay when starting recording.

Finally, mount your device in the vehicle and turn on the logger and verify that the camera is aimed correctly. Swipe on the logger values widget to access the camera preview window.

Wi-Fi Camera

Wi-Fi Camera Connect your mobile device to your supported Wi-Fi camera as per the camera instructions, and select it in the app Wi-Fi camera settings. When selecting the video quality, we suggest 720P @ 60FPS. Most mobile devices can process 720P video with an overlay, and 60FPS gives more detail than the standard 30FPS.

Note: On newer Android devices, Wi-Fi access points that are configured by one app (for example, the GoPro app) are not available for other apps. Any Wi-Fi camera access point used by this app MUST be manually created using the device system settings.

When connecting a GoPro camera for the first time, note that the GoPro app must be used. This will create a Wi-Fi access point for you. You can use the app to change the access point password, and then remove and re-create the access point in the device system settings.

Calibrate the Wi-Fi camera in order to account for the delay when starting recording.

Mount Your Mobile Device

Device Mounting If you are using the internal accelerometer, internal camera, or the predictive lap timer/coach, then you must securely mount your mobile device in your vehicle. For phones, a suction-cup mount will work well. For tablets, we recommend a rigid mounting solution such as the ones we sell in our store.

Calibrate Accelerometer

If using the internal accelerometer, you must first calibrate it with the mobile device mounted in-place. You will need to find a safe space to perform this step. Follow the instructions in the calibration contextual help.

Test Your Setup

Before attempting to use the app at an event, we strongly recommend that you configure and connect your hardware a few days before the event, and create a test event in order to verify that everything is functioning correctly.

Create a Test Event

From the main menu, tap Configure Event to create a test event where sample data will be logged. You can later delete this event.

Configure Manual Triggers

From the main app settings, open the Logger Trigger settings and select manual logger triggers. This will allow you to manually start and stop recording.

Manual triggers are provided for testing purposes only and are not meant for racing use.

Capture a Test Log

Connect and power your logger and telemetry devices and cameras, and toggle the logger power in the logger screen. If using a data logger or OBD scan tool, also start your vehicle.

Verify that the app is able to connect to all of your configured devices, and confirm that any configured channels are displaying the correct values. You can do this by swiping on the logger values widget.

After confirming that your devices are connected and correctly configured, tap the Start button to manually start recording. After several seconds, tap the Stop button to end recording.

After confirming that the log was loaded for analysis, you may toggle to logger power off, and power off your devices.

Don't forget to change the logger triggers back to automatic! We find that the default settings work best.

Prepare For Your First Event

Ensure that your GPS receiver and Wi-Fi camera are charged before the event. We recommend running any devices that contain a battery off of vehicle power if possible.

Manage the Driver List

From the main menu, tap Manage Drivers to define the list of drivers for the event.

Create An Event

From the main menu, tap Configure Event to create an event. Provide an event name and racing mode. You may also select a course location or circuit depending on the selected racing mode.

At The Event

Warm and Update the GPS Receiver

When you arrive at the event, we recommend that you power the GPS receiver and place it in a mounted location where it can 'see' as many satellites as possible. Leave it powered all day, and make sure it is powered for at least 45 minutes before racing so that it can update the satellite almanac and achieve optimal accuracy.

Course Walks

During course walks, you may take your portable GPS receiver with you and use it to set course markers depending on your event racing mode. Ensure that your GPS receiver is turned on, open the app and togget the logger power. You can then set GPS markers when the logger sees that adequate GPS conditions are met.

For more information, see the contextual help for the markers screen.

You may also use the internal GPS on your mobile device to set course markers.

In Grid

Power your wireless devices, mount your mobile device, and toggle the logger power on. Select the current driver.

Logging will start automatically as per your trigger settings. For staged racing modes, video recording will start when you arrive at the staging marker, or if you tap the “Auto Video” button.

Note: For staged racing modes, a staging trigger will automatically be set after your first lap is recorded.

Note: For staged racing modes, the logger may stop due to a spin, red flag, etc. You can correct/adjust lap data as necessary in the storage browser.

Logger Screen

The Logger screen allows you to control and view the operational state of the data logger.

Logger screen - off

From here, you may access the main application menu, select the current driver, and open the Analysis screen.

Main Menu

Tap on Menu icon in the toolbar, or swipe in from the left of the screen to open the main application menu:

Main menu

For additional help with the main menu, tap on Getting started at the bottom of the menu.

Logger Toolbar

Logger toolbar

The Logger screen toolbar displays the current logger state, information about the logger configuration, and important navigation options.

Toolbar Controls

Logger State

Logger state

The logger will be in one of the following states:

  • OffThe logger is disabled and not connected to any devices.
  • StartingThe logger is initializing but not yet attempting to connect to any devices.
  • ConnectingThe logger is attempting connect to your GPS receiver or hardware logger.
  • ReadyThe logger is connected to a GPS receiver and is monitoring the logging triggers.
  • StagedThe logger has detected that the vehicle is near the staging marker. If configured, video recording will start when staged.
  • RecordingThe logger is capturing data and video and saving it in memory.
  • ProcessingThe logger has stopped recording and is processing the new log before saving it to the database. After this, the app will switch to the analysis view to review the log.

Current Event

Current event

The details of the current event configuration are displayed in addition to the selected race mode. Event configuration is found under the main menu.

Markers

Markers

Tap to set GPS markers. Only enabled when the logger is ready and had an adequate GPS fix, and the event configuration supports setting markers.

Current Driver

Current driver

The currently selected driver. Tap to select from a list of enabled drivers. Driver management can be accessed from the main menu.

Analysis

Current driver

Tap to switch to the analysis view in order to review recorded logs. If no logs are open, this will open the storage browser.

Logger Controls

Power Button

Tap Menu icon to toggle the logger between Off and Ready. When ready, recording will start and stop when the trigger conditions have been met.

When not using the logger, make sure to turn it off in order to conserve your device battery.

When the logger is ready, additional controls and information will be available:

Logger screen - ready

The progress indicator / colored ring also indicates the logger status:

  • Not VisibleThe logger is off.
  • BlueThe logger is connecting.
  • GreenThe logger is ready to record, or processing captured data.
  • RedThe logger is recording.

When the logger is ready, you can manually start the video recorder or the logger itself, depending on the current configuration.

Start Video (Automatic triggers)

Tap Start video to force all configured video cameras to start recording.

This is used to capture the vehicle launch when a staging marker has not been set.

This button is displayed only when the logger is ready and is configured with automatic triggers. The event race mode must support staging (Autocross, Pro Solo, etc).

Start Logger (Manual Triggers)

Tap Start Logger to start recording data.

This should only be used for testing and verifying your setup. Always use automatic triggers when racing.

This button is displayed only when the logger is ready and is configured with manual triggers. The event race mode must support staging (Autocross, Pro Solo, etc).

Logger Ready – Video Recording

Stop Video (Automatic triggers)

Tap Stop video to abort recording for all configured video cameras.

Logger Recording

Stop Logger (Manual Triggers)

Tap Stop Logger to stop recording data.

Logger Status

GPS Health and Logger State

GPS Health and Logger State

The current satellite count is displayed along with the GPS accuracy (DOP) in meters. As a general rule, at least 8 satellites and a maximum of DOP of 1.1m are required for satisfactory GPS accuracy.

If the GPS health is unsatisfactory, then the values will be displayed with a red background.

The current time from the GPS receiver is also displayed, as well as the logger status.

Connected Devices and Services Status

Connected devices

The status of each connected device and camera appear along the bottom of the logger screen. Refresh rates will update next to each icon if applicable. If a device does not appear, it has not been selected in the logger settings.

GPS / Logger / Vehicle / Telemetry Status

The connectivity state and update rate of any connected GPS source, data logger, vehicle data source, or telemetry service is displayed.

Connected GPS/logger
Device State
  • GrayNot connected.
  • GreenEstablished connection.
Device Update Rate
  • Black TextAcceptable update rate.
  • Red BackgroundLow update rate.
Camera Status

The status of the internal camera and the Wi-Fi camera are displayed.

Connected camera
Camera State
  • GrayNot connected.
  • GreenReady to record.
  • RedRecording video.

Wi-Fi cameras may also indicate battery level and download status.

Logger Values

The right hand side of the logger screen displays the IMU (accelerometer + gyros, if available), data channels and video preview that are connected to your device.

To scroll through these options, swipe left or right on the display area.

IMU
IMU

Vehicle acceleration is visualized using the orange ball in the acceleration indicator. The current accelerometer values are displayed along with the current roll and pitch rates from the logger gyros, if available. This view can be used to confirm that your accelerometer is configured correctly.

Data Channels
Data channels

Configured data channels are displayed with their current values. Speed and elevation are always displayed. Additional channels such as throttle position, engine rpm, etc are displayed if configured in the Logger Channel settings. This view can be used to confirm that your data logger or vehicle telemetry configuration is correct and that the correct values are transmitted.

Video Preview
Video preview

If an internal video camera is configured, the video preview window will be displayed here. This view can be used to ensure that your device is aimed correctly in order to capture video.

License Unlock

Enter your unlock code to enable the SoloStorm logger and access the Petrel Cloud service.

Until you unlock the app, the logger will not function.

Select your license email address and type or paste the provided unlock code:

Unlock

Your unlock code can be found in the license email that was sent to you soon after your purchase.

Please note:

  • The license email that you select must be the same one that is associated with the unlock code.
  • The license email address must be registered as an account on your mobile devices. Google accounts seem to work best.
  • You must grant this app permission to view the license email address on this device.
  • If you need to change your license email, please contact support.
  • If you have lost your unlock code, you can use the automated form located under the support menu at www.petreldata.com in order to have it re-sent to you.

If you are experiencing difficulty licensing the software, please contact support.

Register and Unlock

Enter your subscription unlock code to enable full CircuitStorm logger functionality and access the Petrel Cloud service.

Until you unlock the app, only 2 laps can be recorded by the logger and saved on the device.

Select your license email address and type or paste the provided unlock code:

Unlock

Your unlock code can be found in the license email that was sent to you soon after your purchase.

Please note:

  • The license email that you select must be the same one that is associated with the unlock code.
  • The license email address must be registered as an account on your mobile devices. Google accounts seem to work best.
  • You must grant this app permission to view the license email address on this device.
  • If you need to change your license email, please contact support.
  • If you have lost your unlock code, you can use the automated form located under the support menu at www.petreldata.com in order to have it re-sent to you.

If you are experiencing difficulty licensing the software, please contact support.

Analysis Screen

The Analysis screen allows you to review recorded logs and videos.

Analyis Screen

From here, you may access the storage browser in order to open logs, access and configure various analysis widgets, and review and manipulate video files.

Analysis Toolbar

Logger toolbar

The Analysis screen toolbar displays the current analysis position and provides controls for various analysis widgets and the storage browser.

Toolbar Controls

Current Analysis Position

Current event

The current analysis position is displayed as either time or distance, depending on the selected analysis mode.

To change the analysis mode, tap on the current position to open the selection menu.

Current event

Playback Controls

Current event

You can start or pause playback of the current logs in real time by tapping on Resume playback and Pause playback.

Tap Reset position to reset the current analysis position to the beginning of the logs.

Note that when a start marker is set, the current analysis position will display a negative value until the current position is at or past the marker.

Analysis Widgets

Analysis widgets

Tap to select form the list of optional analysis widgets.

Current event

Toggle Sectors

Toggle sectors

Tap to toggle sector visibility and controls in the map.

Configure Traces

Configure traces

Tap to configure the channels that are displayed in the traces view.

Charts

Charts

Tap to view a set of pre-configured charts and histograms compiled from the currently open logs.

Browse Logs and Storage

Browse logs

Tap to open the storage browser and select logs for analysis. You can have up to 6 logs open for analysis at any given time. By default, only 2 logs will be kept open after a new log is recorded. This value can be increased in the main analysis settings.

If no logs have been loaded when you first enter Analysis mode, you will be automatically prompted to browse events and select laps. If you currently have logs open for analysis, then you will be prompted with additional options to load logs:

Browse logs
Log Selection Options
  • Browse logsSelect and replace all logs currently loaded, including baseline log.
  • + Same EventAdd laps from the same event.
  • + Other eventAdd laps from a different event than is currently loaded.
  • Change baselineChange the baseline lap that other logs are referenced against from the current open laps. Default baseline lap is the top lap in the selection list.

Analysis Widgets

The analysis screen is composed of several widgets. Some of them can be toggled or configured to customize the view to your needs.

Each open log is assigned a unique color that is consistent across all widgets. A color-blind option is available under the main display settings.

Log Analytics

Log analytics

Information for each open log is displayed, including the driver, lap/run number and elapsed time. Depending on the race mode and sector visibility, sector times and 60ft times are also displayed.

Traces and Position Scale

Traces and timeline

The traces widget displays a graph for each of the selected channels. Individual channels will be expanded to consume all of the available height. If additional space is required, you can scroll up/down to view all of the available channels.

Drag left/right in order to change the current analysis position. Pinch to zoom to increase the analysis resolution. The position scale at the bottom indicates the current analysis position and resolution.

Trace Channels

Trace Channels

Graphed values for each open log are displayed on a per-channel basis. If sector analysis is enabled, the sectors and markers are demarcated as well.

Channel Legend

Channel Label
Channel Label

Displays the name of the channel.

Channel values
Channel Values

Displays the channel value for each open log at the current analysis position.

Delta values
Delta Values

Displays the delta value compared to the baseline log for each subsequent log at the current analysis position.

Peak Value
Peak Value

Displays a single peak value attained for all open logs over the total duration.

Tap Expand channel to expand an individual channel to the full available height. Tap Restore channel to restore the channel height.

Map View

Map view

The map view displays the route for each open log, as well as the current analysis position.

Map Controls

Pinch to zoom in/out on the map. The current analysis position markers will always be centered in the view. Depending on the racing mode, swipe up/down or left/right to change the map rotation and elevation. Tap Map reset to reset the current zoom, rotation and elevation back to the default values.

Tap a position marker to align all logs to the same position.

Map Sectors

Map sectors

When you toggle the map sectors in the analysis toolbar, individual sectors are demarcated on the map.

Tap an individual sector indicator to view it in the Sector Analysis screen. Optionally, you can tap Open sector to view the current sector for the baseline log in the Sectors Analysis screen.

Tap Edit sectors to enable the sector edit controls:

Map sectors

Tap Edit sectors to open contextual help for section editing.

Videos

Video frames are displayed for each open log that has at lease one captured video file. Swipe up/down to view videos for all available logs.

Log Video View

Each video view displays the video frame corresponding to the current analysis position of its open log.

Log video
Video Menu

Tap Video Menu to open a context menu with choices to add, remove, share, and overlay videos.

Tap 'Help' at the bottom of the menu for video contextual help.

Traction Circle

Traction circle

Displays a plot of lateral and longitudinal acceleration for each open log, in order to compare which log made better use of available traction.

The current analysis position of each open log is indicated along with the combined 2D acceleration value.

Video Analysis

The video frame corresponding to the current analysis position is displayed, along with tools to playback and manipulate the video.

Log video

The video source, resolution and timestamp are displayed along the bottom:

Video Toolbar

Log video

Each video view has its own toolbar that allows playback, selection, and manipulation of video. If a video file is beinng downloaded from an external camera, download progress will also be displayed.

Video Playback

Tap Video Playback to playback video files. If multiple files are available for a log, then you will be prompted to select one.

Video Source

Tap Video Source to select the video source from a list. This can be an internal camera, an external camera, or an auxiliary source.

Video Menu

Tap Video Menu to open a context menu with choices to add, remove, share, and overlay videos:

Log video

Basic Operations

These options are available even when no video files are associated with the current log.

Add new video

Allows you to select a video on your device to associate with the open log as an auxiliary video.

Only 2 auxiliary videos may be attached to a log. If the current log is already associated with 2 auxiliary videos, then this option is disabled

Add from other log

Use this to associate a video file from another open log with this log. This is used when an auxiliary video has been added that spans multiple laps around a circuit, and you wish to associate additional open logs with the video.

This option is only available for logs recorded using a circuit-based racing mode such as Time Attack.

Export chroma key video

Overlay log data over a chroma key background for use with a third-party video editor.

Video Operations

These options are available only if a video is associated with the current log.

Remove Video

Removes the video from this log. If the video is not associated with any other logs, then is will be deleted from the device.

Download File

Download the video file from a remote camera.

By default, low-resolution video files are downloaded immediately after logging stops. The full resolution file will need to be download manually in order to export an overlaid version.

Import File

Import a video file from a location on the mobile device.

The video file would have been copied from a remote camera SD card, since downloading files over a camera Wi-Fi connection can be very slow.

Sync – Realtime

Adjust video-data synchronization while playing the video back in realtime.

Sync – Select frame

Adjust video-data synchronization to the current analysis position by selecting the individual video frame.

It is common to adjust synchronization at the start of a log by selecting the frame where the vehicle begins to move (staged racing modes), or selecting the frame where the vehicle crosses the start/finish sensor (circuit racing modes).

Extract frames

Extract video frames to display while analyzing logs.

Frames are normally extracted after the logger stops, or after a video file is downloaded from a remote camera. If for some reason this does not occur, or you modify the video extraction frame rate in the video settings, then the process can be run again.

Export video with overlay

Exports the current video with data overlaid from the log. If using a remote camera, this requires that the full resolution file be downloaded or imported.

A 2nd video can be included in the overlay, from either the same log or another open log. There are several options used to configure the video overlay. This process has its own contextual help.

Copy

Copy a video file to a location on the mobile device of your choosing.

If multiple video files (low resolution, full resolution) or renditions (original, overlaid) are available, then you will be prompted so select the desired file.

Share

Share a video file file via Android share prompts (YouTube, social media, etc)

If multiple video files (low resolution, full resolution) or renditions (original, overlaid) are available, then you will be prompted so select the desired file.

Trace Channels

This screen allows you to select which trace data channels are displayed in the Analysis screen.

Trace Channels

Some channels are calculated or filtered, while others are raw recorded data.

Channel Selection

Scroll up/down the list of available channels, and tap each one to toggle its selection state.

Channels Types

Some of the available channels have unique attributes that will determine how you configure and best make use of them.

Time Delta Channel

The time delta channel is used to compare time gained/lost between 2 or more logs, compared to the current baseling log.

Significant events that resulted in a sharp change in time delta are indicated with a background highlight. The area under the curve is shaded for improved visibility.

Vehicle Telemetry Channels

These channels require a dedicated data logger, OBD scan tool, of wireless connection to the vehicle.

  • Engine RPM
  • Throttle position
  • Brake Pressure
  • Steering Angle
  • Analog Channels
Acceleration Channels

Lateral, Longitudinal, Vertical and Combined 2D are available as either filtered, raw, or calculated versions.

When using the internal accelerometer in a mobile device, select the filtered channels. When using a dedicated data logger with IMU, select the raw channels. If you were not able to properly configure the device orientation, use the calculated channels.

Maths Channels

Maths channels require that you configure their formulas in the main analysis settings.

Channel Sources

You can compare raw, filtered, and calculated channels in order to judge the quality of your data capture device and configuration. Ideally, no filter should be required if you have an appropriate sample rate, data source, and connection/mounting.

Channel sources can also be selected in the main Analysis Settings. The settings determine which channel versions are used in the traction circle as well as the video overlay.

  • Raw ChannelsValues as caputed by the logger. If the sample rate is inadequate or there are device mounting issues, these traces may appear noisy. A properly configured external logger is required to use raw data.
  • Filtered ChannelsValues have had filtering applied to reduce signal noise and increase readability.
  • Calculated ChannelsValues are calculated based on other channels. Use these when the sources of the raw or filtered channels are not configured correctly or are not reliable.

Sectors and Markers

Modification Controls

Sector are automatically demarcation based on the configured event racing mode.

You may modify sectors to your liking, and adjust the position of GPS markers from within the Map view.

Changes will be automatically saved to the open event, and will affect all logs opened for the same event.

Edit Sectors

Editing Sectors

Split Sector

Tap Split to split the current sector in 2 at the current analysis position of the baseline log.

Merge Sectors

Tap Merge to merge the current sector with the subsequent one.

Reset sectors

Tap Reset to reset all sectors back to the auto-generated default values. Start and finish marker positions will not be changed.

Setting Markers

Set Start Marker

Tap Start Marker to set the start marker to the current analysis position of the baseline log. This will change how lap time is calculated.

Set Finish Marker

Tap Finish Marker to set the finish marker to the current analysis position of the baseline log. This will change how lap time is calculated, and affect how exported video is trimmed.

Exit

Tap Back to exit edit mode and return to the map controls.

Sector Analysis

The Sector Analysis screen allows you to compare sector times and values across all open logs.

Sectors screen

From here, you may select the sector you wish to analyze, configure the data display be changing the baseline log selection, or return to the analysis screen aligned at the start of a specified sector for a more comprehensive analysis.

Sectors Toolbar

Sectors toolbar

The Sectors analysis toolbar displays the current baseline log and provides controls for navigating through the available sectors.

Baseline lap

Sectors toolbar

Tap here to select the baseline log from a list of open logs. This will change the order that logs are listed in the sector times chart, and will also change the baseline values used in the sector channels chart.

If the log you want to use is not available, this is because it is not loaded as part of the existing analysis data set. Return to the main analysis screen and load the lap you desire from the storage browser.

Navigation

Sectors toolbar

Tap the left/right arrows move to the previous/next sector sequentially.

Optionally, you may tap on any sector listed in the sector times chart in order to immediatly select that sector.

Sector Alignment

Sectors toolbar

Tap to return to the main analysis screen and align all logs positions to the beginning of the currently selected sector.

Sector Analytics

Sector Times

Sectors screen

The elapsed time for each log is shown along with the elapsed time for the fastest sector, as well as delta times for slower sectors. You can compare sector times across logs to quickly identify the sectors that require investigation.

Fast sectors are displayed with a green background, slower with a red background. For the currently selected sector, the background is a neutral color and the text is displayed in the appropriate color.

Sector Channels

Sectors screen

Sector channel values are compared to the baseline log. For each channel, a green background indicates a value that is better compared to the baseline, and a red background indicates a value that is worse compared to the baseline log.

The list of sector channels can be taller than the device screen, so you may drag up/down to see the complete list.

Available Channels

The following channels are available to compare across sectors:

  • Elapsed Timetime to complete this sector
  • Entry TimeTime arrived at start of sector relative to elapsed total lap time
  • Exit TimeTime exited sector relative to total lap time
  • Entry SpeedSpeed at entry to sector
  • Exit SpeedSpeed at exit of sector
  • Average SpeedAverage speed within sector
  • DistanceDistance travelled in sector
  • Average lateral AccelerationAverage lateral acceration sustained during sector
  • Average Throttle %Average throttle application during sector (requires OBDII reader or other external data source)

Sector Map

Sectors screen

The currently selected sector is highlighted for each log, using the same assigned analysis color as in the analysis screen.

Charts

Use the pre-configured charts in order to quickly spot patterns in your logs that can help you tune your vehicle or adjust your driving inputs.

Lateral Accel and Speed

Turn Radius and Lateral Accel

Speed Histogram

Engine RPM and Throttle

Throttle and Speed

Gearing (RPM and Speed)

View a scatter plot of GPS-based vehicle speed vs engine speed.

Vehicle Tuning

Image of a gearing chart.

Use the gearing scatter plot to verify an adjust your gearing range in cars with custom transmission gears, final drives, sprockets, and differentials.

Driver Development

GPS speed vs engine RPM can show how much slip under acceleration and braking are being induced by the driver overall.

  • A chart that shows tightly grouped lines indicates that the driver is consistently under-driving the tires.
  • A chart that shows areas of poorly-grouped indicate a driver that is over-driving the tires in areas, most likely corner exit and braking.
  • Some spread withing each gear range indicates that the driver is consistently optimizing the slip angles of the tires.

Video Overlay

Create a new video with log data visualized and overlaid on top.

The resulting video file can be copied off of the device or shared via YouTube, social media, etc.

Video Overlay Toolbar

Video overlay toolbar

The toolbar displays the name of the currently selected log file, and allows you to launch the overlay background job.

Export

Video overlay toolbar

Tap to accept the current settings and begin exporting the video from within a background process.

Progress and completion is communicated via a system notification.

Output Types

The video overlay settings will differ depending on the type of video to be generated.

Overlay Over Existing Video File

The exported video will feature a main video image, and may feature a secondary video image.

Video overlay

Note: Not all devices will support exporting higher-resolution video files, and not all devices will allow a secondary input video to be included. Please test your device with different video resolutions and frame rates.

Overlay Over Chroma Key Background

The exported video will feature a chroma key background, and may feature a secondary video image.

Video overlay

You may configure the output size and quality of exported chroma key videos.

Overlay Settings

Input Selection

Main Video

Select the main video file to be overlaid. This can be any full resolution video file associated with the selected log.

The exported video file will match the resolution and frame rate of the selected main video.

Note: This option is not available when exporting a chroma key video.

Secondary Video

Select a 2nd video for comparison to the main video. This can be any full resolution video file associated with any open log, except for the currently selected main video.

If a secondary video is selected, additional layout and synchronization settings are available.

Layout Options

Layout

Select the video layout to use. Only the 'Standard' layout is available if no secondary video is selected.

If a secondary video is selected, then additional layouts are available:

  • Picture in Picture
  • Side by Side
  • Top and Bottom
  • Ghost
Main Video Alignment

Determines how to position the video frame in the selected layout. This option is available only when a secondary video is selected, and not for picture in picture layouts.

Available values are:

  • CenterCrop the image to fit the target area preserving the center area.
  • LeftCrop the image to fit the target area preserving the left side.
  • RightCrop the image to fit the target area preserving the right side.
  • FillForce the image to stretch to fill the target area.
Secondary Video Alignment

This option is available only when a secondary video is selected.

The same options are available as listed for main video alignment, however picture in picture layouts offer only two options:

  • LeftDisplay the secondary video image in a box on the left side of the main video image.
  • RightDisplay the secondary video image in a box on the right side of the main video image.
Sync Method

Determines how the main and secondary video images will be synchronized to each other, either via elapsed time or distance.

This option is only available if a secondary video is selected from a log that is different than the log for the main video.

Content

Content options are not available for chroma key videos.

Include Text Introduction

Toggle to include a customizable text introduction as the start of the video.

Text Introduction

Provide up to 3 lines of text to be displayed.

Output

Output options are only available for chroma key videos.

Compression Quality

Determines the overall quality of the exported video.

Increasing output quality will cause the export process to take longer to complete.

Video Size

Determines the height, width, and bitrate of the exported video. Available options are:

  • 480p
  • 720p
  • 1080p

All chroma key videos are exported at 30 frames per second.

Video Sync – Real Time

Play a video file with log data overlaid in realtime so that the synchronization between the two can be adjusted.

Video sync - realtime

This is best used to make small adjustments in order to fine-tune the synchronization. For coarse adjustments, use the 'Sync – Select Frame' option instead.

Video Sync Toolbar

Video sync - realtime toolbar

The toolbar allows you to make adjustments to the video synchronization, and displays the current adjustment amount.

Adjustment Description

Video sync - realtime toolbar - description

The current adjustment time is described in terms of either advancing or delaying the log data by the current adjustment time.

Adjustment Value

Video sync - realtime toolbar - value

This is the current adjustment time used to render the data overlay on the video as it plays back.

A negative value means that the data is delayed by the given adjustment time, and a positive value means that the data is advanced by the given adjustment time.

Adjustment Controls

Video sync - realtime toolbar - controls

Use the controls to modify the sync adjustment time.

The inner buttons adjust by 10ms per tap while the outer buttons adjust by 100ms per tap.

Tap Video sync - decrease large to decrease the sync adjustment by -100ms.

Tap Video sync - decrease small to decrease the sync adjustment by -10ms.

Tap Video sync - increase small to increase the sync adjustment by 10ms.

Tap Video sync - increase large to increase the sync adjustment by 100ms.

Save

Video sync - realtime toolbar - save

Tap the to save your sync adjustment for this video.

When viewed in the analysis screen, the video frame that is displayed will take into account the adjustment value.

Video Playback Control

Tap the video player to enable the playback controls.

Video sync - realtime playback controls

Playback can be paused or resumed, and the current time an be adjusted by dragging on the seek bar. The video will play in an infinite loop once it reaches the end of the file.

Note: Overlaid data values will only be displayed for the period that the logger recorded. If the video file was started or stopped before or after the logger, then no data will be available for these periods.

Video Sync – Select Frame

Display log data at the current analysis time and allow a specific video frame to be selected that matches it.

Video sync - select frame

This is best used to make coarse adjustments in order to set up initial video synchronization. For fine adjustments, use the 'Sync – Realtime Playback' option instead.

If using an internal or remote camera that is controlled by the logger, and it was calibrated correctly in order to detect the recording delay, then this step should not be necessary.

If using a manually controlled camera and importing auxiliary video, use this step to establish the basic synchronization time value.

This feature is best used differently in staged and non-staged (circuit) racing modes:

Staged Racing Modes (Autocross, Pro Solo, etc.)

In the analysis screen, set the analysis position to be at the start of the log. Open this screen, and select the video frame where the vehicle has just started to move.

Circuit Racing Modes (Time Attack, Endurance, etc.)

In the analysis screen, set the analysis position to be at the start of the log. Open this screen, and select the video frame where the vehicle has just crossed the start/finish line.

Video Sync Toolbar

Video sync - select frame toolbar

The toolbar displays the current sync adjustment amount.

Adjustment Description

Video sync - select frame toolbar - description

The current video adjustment time is described here.

Adjustment Value

Video sync - select frame toolbar - value

This is the current adjustment time used to render the video frame at the current analysis position.

A negative value means that the video is advanced by the given adjustment time, and a positive value means that the video is delayed by the given adjustment time.

Save

Video sync - select frame toolbar - save

Tap the to save your sync adjustment for this video.

When viewed in the analysis screen, the video frame that is displayed will take into account the adjustment value.

Frame Selection

Video sync - select frame controls

Drag the seek bar for coarse frame selection, and tap Video sync - previous frame or Video sync - next frame to step over individual frames.

Storage – Browse Events

The storage browser lists the events available on the mobile device, and provides access the Petrel Cloud in order to search for and download logs and videos.

Browse Events

You can select an event to browse logs and open them for analysis.

Download Sample Logs

You will be prompted to download sample logs and videos if you have not yet created a new event.

Sample Logs

An internet connection is required. This can take several minutes and requires about 3GB of storage space.

Browse Events Toolbar

Browse Events Toolbar

Sort Criteria and Direction

Browse Events Toolbar - Sort Controls

Tap the sort criteria dropdown to specify the field to sort events by:

Events Sort Criteria

The event sort criteria options are:

Created

Sort events by the date that they were created.

Name

Sort events by name.

Circuit

Sort events by the name of the configured circuit. Applies only to events using a circuit-based racing mode.

Race Mode

Sort events by racing mode.

Tap Event Sort ASC or Event Sort DESC to toggle between sorting in ascending or descending order.

Petrel Cloud

Browse Events Toolbar - Petrel Cloud

Tap to open the Petrel Cloud search view where you can find and download logs and videos to your mobile device.

Toolbar Menu

Browse Events Toolbar - Menu

Tap the toolbar overflow menu icon in order to access additional functions:

Browse Events Toolbar - Menu Popup

Delete Events

Tap to toggle each event that you wish to delete.

Delete Events

Tap Delete to proceed. If you make a mistake, events can be recovered from the trash bin.

To permanently remove an event from the mobile device, you must also empty the trash bin.

Trash bin

Open the trash bin to recover deleted events and logs, or to empty the bin and permanently delete the contents.

Event Listings

Each events is presented as a card in a vertical list:

Browse Events Item

Tap on an an event to browse its associated logs.

Event Info

Each event card shows the event name, circuit (for events configured with circuit-based racing modes), creation date, and racing mode.

Event Menu

Tap Event Menu to open the event context menu that allows you to perform event-specific functions:

Event Menu Popup

Modify Event

The event name and course location (if supported by the event racing mode) can be changed:

Modify Event

Tap Save when you are done.

The racing mode and circuit of an event can not be changed.

Trash Bin – Browse Events

The trash bin allows you to restore events and logs that you have previously deleted from the database.

Trash Bin Events

You can also empty the trash bin, permanently deleting the contents.

Trash Bin Toolbar

Trash Bin Toolbar

Sort Criteria and Direction

Browse Events Toolbar - Sort Controls

Sort criteria and direction function the same as when browsing events.

Toolbar Menu

Trash Bin Toolbar - Menu

Tap the toolbar overflow menu icon in order to access functions:

Trash Bin Toolbar - Menu Popup

Restore Events

Tap to toggle each event that you wish to restore.

Restore Events

Tap Restore to proceed.

Empty Trash

Permanently delete the contents of the trash bin. This can not be undone.

Deleted Events

Each deleted event is presented as a card in a vertical list:

Trash Bin Event Item

Tap on an event to begin the selection process for restoration. This has the same effect as selecting 'Restore Events' from the toolbar overflow menu.

Storage – Browse Logs

The log browser lists the logs belonging to the selected event, and provides access the Petrel Cloud in order to upload, share, search and download logs and videos.

Browse Logs

You can select log to open for analysis, as well as perform other functions.

Browse Logs Toolbar

Browse Logs Toolbar

Sort Criteria and Direction

Browse Logs Toolbar - Sort Controls

Tap the sort criteria dropdown to specify the field to sort logs by:

Logs Sort Criteria

The log sort criteria options are:

Created

Sort logs by the date that they were created.

Lap Time

Sort logs by lap time.

Driver

Sort logs by the name of the assigned driver.

Lap

Sort logs by lap / run number.

Tap Log Sort ASC or Log Sort DESC to toggle between sorting in ascending or descending order.

Petrel Cloud

Browse Logs Toolbar - Petrel Cloud

Tap to open the Petrel Cloud menu:

Browse Logs Toolbar - Petrel Cloud

Upload logs

Select and upload logs and videos to your Petrel Cloud account, and configure sharing options.

Download logs

Open the Petrel Cloud search view where you can find and download logs and videos to your mobile device.

Toolbar Menu

Browse Logs Toolbar - Menu

Tap the toolbar overflow menu icon in order to access additional functions:

Browse Logs Toolbar - Menu Popup

Open Logs

Tap to select up to 6 logs that you wish to open for analysis.

Open Logs

Tap Open to open the logs and return to the analysis screen.

Selecting this option has the same effect as tapping a log while not in a selection mode.

Move Logs

Tap to select each log that you wish to move to another event configured with the same racing mode.

Open Logs

Tap Move to proceed. You can select the destination event from a dropdown:

Open Logs - Dialog

Delete Logs

Tap to toggle each log that you wish to delete.

Delete Logs

Tap Delete to proceed. If you make a mistake, logs can be recovered from the trash bin.

To permanently remove a log from the mobile device, you must also empty the trash bin.

Export Logs

Tap to select each log that you wish to export in a portable file format, archived in a single ZIP file.

Open Logs

Tap Export to proceed. You can then select the export format from a dropdown:

Open Logs - Dialog

The export formats are defined as follows:

Comma Separated Value (CSV)

Each log is stored in a text file comprised of a heading row and a list of sample rows.

Race Technology DL1

Use the same format as logs saved by a Race Technology logger for use with Race Technology analysis software.

JSON

Store logs as JSON notation for programmatic use.

Trash bin

Open the trash bin to recover deleted logs for the selected event, or to empty the bin and permanently delete the contents.

Log Listings

Each logs is presented as a card in a vertical list:

Browse Logs Item

Tap on an an log to browse its associated logs.

Log Info

Each log card shows the driver, lap/run number, status of associated video files, and the creation date. The lap time is also displayed, along with the lap time precision:

Estimated

The lap time is estimated based off of start and finish markers, if set.

Start/Finish

The lap time was calculated based off of a start/finish location.

User Defined

A specific lap time was supplied by the user by modifying the log.

Video Status

Associated video files are displayed as either a small or large icon. A large video icon indicates that a full-resolution video file is associated with the log. A small video icon indicates that t low-resolution video file is associated with the log.

If a video icon is black, then the video file is present on the mobile device. If it is grey, then the file has not yet been downloaded or imported from the external camera.

Cloud Status

A cloud download icon is displayed if the log was downloaded from the Petrel Cloud service.

Log Menu

Tap Log Menu to open the log context menu that allows you to perform log-specific functions:

Log Menu Popup

Modify Log

The log name and course location (if supported by the log racing mode) can be changed:

Modify Log

Tap Save when you are done.

The racing mode and circuit of an log can not be changed, however the following attributes can be set:

Driver

Select the correct driver for the lap in the case of a configuration error or if the driver driver was rotated by mistake due to spin, red flag, etc.

Lap / Run Number

Use this to correct for deleted laps that were recorded in error,or laps moved to another event.

Lap / Run Time

This updates the displayed lap time by overriding the calculated value.

Enable Force reset of lap numbers to correct for any gaps in the lap number sequence for the driver's logs.

Trash Bin – Browse Logs

The event trash bin allows you to restore logs that you have previously deleted from the database for a specific event.

Trash Bin Logs

You can also empty the trash bin, permanently deleting the contents.

Trash Bin Toolbar

Trash Bin Toolbar

Sort Criteria and Direction

Browse Events Toolbar - Sort Controls

Sort criteria and direction function the same as when browsing logs.

Toolbar Menu

Trash Bin Toolbar - Menu

Tap the toolbar overflow menu icon in order to access functions:

Trash Bin Toolbar - Menu Popup

Restore Logs

Tap to toggle each log that you wish to restore.

Restore Events

Tap Restore to proceed.

Empty Trash

Permanently delete the contents of the trash bin. This can not be undone.

Deleted Logs

Each deleted log is presented as a card in a vertical list:

Trash Bin Log Item

Tap on a log to begin the selection process for restoration. This has the same effect as selecting 'Restore Logs' from the toolbar overflow menu.

All videos associated with the restored logs will also be restored if they were not previously deleted by themselves.

Log Info

All log information displayed in the trash browser is the same as in the logs browser.

Configure Event

Display and configure the currently selected event used by the logger.

Configure Event

Also configure the baseline lap used by the lap timer if the current event uses a circuit racing mode.

Event Management

Current Event

Tap to open a dialog listing the available events.

Current Event

Select the desired event from the list of those available:

Select Event

To create a new event, tap Create New Event.

Course Location

Tap to select a course location if supported by the selected event racing mode.

Course Location

Use this option to differentiate courses run during the same event (East/West, AM/PM, etc):

Select Location

Rotate Driver

Enable to automatically change assigned driver after stop trigger is detected.

Rotate Driver

Driver rotation will only occur 20 seconds after the stop trigger has been activated, and only if the logger is not currently recording.

This option is only available if the current racing mode supports driver rotation.

Lap Timer

If the current event racing mode support the lap timer, you can select which baseline lap is used to compare lap and sector times.

Configure Lap Timer

If a new fast lap is set, then it will be configured as the new baseline lap.

Baseline Lap Source

Tap to select the source of the baseline lap for the lap timer.

Baseline Lap Source

The default value is 'Fastest from Current Event'.

Baseline Lap Select

The available sources work as follows:

Fastest from Current Event

The lap timer will use the fastest lap from the currently configured event.

Fastest from Selected Event

The lap timer will use the fastest lap from a specified.

Selected Log

The lap timer will use a specified log.

Baseline Lap Event

Select from a list of events that us the same race mode as the currently configured event.

Baseline Lap Event

This option is only enabled if the baseline lap source requires an event to be selected.

Baseline Lap

Select a specific log from the selected

Baseline Lap

This option is only enabled if the baseline lap source is set to 'Selected Log'.

Create New Event

Create a new event for recording data and videos.

Create Event

Event Info

Event Name

Tap to set the name of the event.

Event Name

The event name editor is open by default when creating a new event:

Event Name Dialog

Race Mode

Tap to select the event racing mode.

Race Mode

The available race modes depend on your app license:

Autocross

A staged race mode that allows a course location to be selected and drivers to be rotated through a list after each run is completed.

ProSolo

Similar to Autocross, however a left/right course side is selectable in the logger screen toolbar.

After a run is completed, the course side is automatically rotated. Drivers must be manually selected.

60ft times are displayed during analysis.

Hill Climb

A staged race mode that displays a lap timer when recording. A circuit can be selected for the event.

The analysis map view can be manipulated in 3D.

Time Attack

A circuit-based race mode that displays a lap timer when recording. A circuit can be selected for the event.

Drivers are not rotated after the logger is stopped.

Endurance

Similar to time attack, however the logger will automatically stop and rotate the driver if stopped nearby a set pit stall GPS marker.

If selecting a race more that supports circuit timing, additional settings are available.

Circuit

Event Circuit

Select the desired event circuit from the list.

Event circuit

The first time you select a circuit, you must tap 'Update Circuit list' to download the list of available circuits from the cloud.

There are some additional selection values in this list:

Ad-Hoc Circuit

Select this option when the circuit is not present in the list.

You must set GPS markers for start/finish location(s) in the logger screen.

Auto Detect

Use the current GPS position to select the current circuit after the logger becomes ready.

If multiple circuits are detected nearby, then you will be prompted to select one.

This option is only available if you have downloaded circuits from the cloud service.

Update Circuit List

Tap to update the list of circuits stored in the device database from the cloud service.

Event circuit

An internet connection is required.

Manage Drivers

Manage the list of active drivers used by the logger during recording.

Manage Driver

Add Driver

Tap Add to add a new driver to the list.

You will be prompted for the driver name.

Manage Entries

Drivers are displayed as list items with their own controls:

Driver Item

Select Active Drivers

Tap each driver to toggle the checkbox that flags it as an active driver.

Active Driver

Only active drivers are displayed in the list of available driver in the logger screen.

If the event racing mode supports automatic rotation of drivers, then only active drivers are rotated through.

Modification Controls

The driver can be moves up/down in the list, modified, or deleted

Driver Controls

Tap Move Down to move a driver lower in the list.

Tap Move Up to move a driver higher in the list.

Tap Menu to open the driver context menu:

Driver Menu

Edit Driver

Tap to open an edit dialog and change the driver name.

Delete Driver

Tap to delete the driver from the list.

Note: Deleting a driver from this list will NOT delete any recorded data for that driver.

Calibrate Internal Accelerometer

Calibrate the internal accelerometer on your mobile device.

This is not necessary when using an external data source with a dedicated accelerometer.

Vehicle and Mobile Device Setup

In order to calibrate the accelerometer, the following conditions must be met:

  • Your device must be mounted in your vehicle in the position where you intend it to record data from.
  • You are sitting in the drivers seat and are securely belted in and restrained.
  • No unsecured items or passengers are in your vehicle.
  • There is a safe amount of space around your vehicle to sharply accelerate forward and then come to a complete stop.

After meeting these conditions, calibration can continue.

Running the Calibration Process

From the main logger screen, open the main app menu and tap 'Calibrate Accelerometer'.

Instructions Prompt

Follow the instructions displayed in the prompt:

Calibration Prompt

When you are ready, tap Continue to proceed with calibration.

Countdown and Finish

A 5 second countdown will be displayed:

Countdown

After the countdown ends, sharply accelerate forward for 1 second then bring the vehicle to a complete stop:

Finish

Tap Done to complete calibration.

Calibration Failure

If the calibration process was unsuccessful, an failure message will be displayed:

Failed

If this happens, retry the calibration process again, paying attention to accelerating sharply but smoothly, and braking firmly as well.

Confirming Calibration

Once the mobile device accelerometer has been calibrated correctly, the acceleration indicator on the logger screen will read near-zero and be centered in the middle of the accelerometer display:

IMU

Calibrate DL1 Accelerometer

Calibrate the accelerometer on your Race Technology DL1.

Race Tech Calibration

Tap on the button that represents the face of the DL1 that is facing towards the front of the vehicle.

This is the same selection that you made in the Race Technology software to configure the accelerometer values for analysis.

Settings

Configure the main application settings, including connected devices, logger channels, video cameras, and storage location.

App settings

Settings Profiles

App settings are saved to a profile, which can be quickly changed when switching vehicles.

Current Profile

Settings Profile

Tap to select the current settings profile from a list of available profile names:

Seelct Profile

Tap create new profile to create a new settings profile.

Application Settings

GPS / Logger

Tap to select a Bluetooth or Wi-Fi GPS receiver or external data logger.

GPS Source

External data loggers can provide additional logger channels via analog inputs or CAN bus integration. These can be configured in the Logger and Maths Channels settings.

Vehicle Telemetry

Tap to select a Bluetooth or Wi-Fi source for vehicle telemetry data.

Vehicle Source

Vehicle telemetry sources provide vehicle data channels, but no GPS channels. The most common option is a Bluetooth OBD II scan tool.

Live Stream

Tap to configure a data or Wi-Fi connection to a live-stream service.

Live Stream

The connection will only be established for circuit racing modes (Time Attack, Endurance, etc).

Logger and Maths Channels

Tap to configure the source of logger or vehicle data channels, and configure optional calculated maths channels.

Channel Settings

Software channels such as throttle position, engine speed and brake pressure must have their source specified.

Select the appropriate channels from the configured external data logger or vehicle telemetry source.

Video Capture and Analysis

Tap to configure recording via internal and Wi-Fi video cameras.

Video Settings

Make sure that you calibrate each camera in the video settings in order to ensure correct video and data synchronization.

Logger Triggers

Tap to configure the logger triggers.

Trigger Settings

The logger triggers control when data is recorded by the software data logger. You may adjust them as required, however the default settings for each racing mode work best.

Analysis Settings and Channel Sources

Tap to configure the settings used in the analysis screen and video overlays.

Analysis Settings

You can select and configure specific data channel sources such as acceleration and vehicle channels. Acceleration values can be inverted if necessary.

Storage Setting

Tap to select the storage location of the database containing log and video files.

Storage Settings

Data can be stored in the internal device storage, or on an external SD card if your device supports it and one is installed.

The log and video database can also be permanently deleted if necessary.

Display Settings

Tap to configure display settings such as screen lock, screen rotation, auto shutdown, etc.

Display Settings

Some changes may require you to terminate and restart the application.

Create New Settings Profile

Create a new app settings profile.

New Settings Profile

Use settings profiles in order to quickly change between different vehicles or logger configurations.

Settings Profile Toolbar

Toolbar

Save

Toolbar - Save

Tap to create a new settings profile using the current values, and return to the previous screen.

The current settings profile will be set to the created one.

Profile Info

Profile Name

Tap to set the new profile name.

Profile Name

When this screen is opened, the dialog used to edit the profile name is automatically opened.

Copy Current Profile

Enable this option to apply the current profile settings to the new profile (default).

Profile Copy

GPS / Logger Settings

Select the source of the GPS (Global Positioning System) or GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) data stream.

GPS Settings

Some device, such as the RaceCapture series of data loggers, will also include additional analog or CAN sensor channels.

GPS / Logger devices are connected via either Bluetooth or Wi-Fi radio.

GPS / Logger Source

Tap to select the gps receiver or data logger.

GPS / Logger Source

When selecting a Bluetooth device, first make sure that it is paired with your mobile device in the system Bluetooth settings.

When selecting a Wi-Fi device, first make sure that it is configured as an access point in the system Wi-Fi settings.

The internal mobile device GPS receiver is not an appropriate source of data and will not yield usable results.

At a minimum, a Bluetooth GPS puck-style receiver is required.

Source Device List

Choose from the list of supported device types:

Source List

Select Wi-Fi Device SSID

After selecting a supported Wi-Fi device as the data source, you must select its Wi-Fi SSID from a list of available Wi-Fi access points configured on your mobile device:

WiFi List

Note that only Wi-Fi access points that were configured manually by you will be displayed in this list. Access points configured by other apps will not be displayed by the operating system due to security restrictions.

Select Bluetooth Device

After selecting a supported Bluetooth device as the data source, you must select it from a list of available Bluetooth devices paired with your mobile device.

Selected Wi-Fi Device

If you have configured a Wi-Fi data source, the currently selected Wi-Fi SSID is displayed.

GPS Settings WiFi Selected

You may change the selected Wi-Fi SSID if necessary.

Wi-Fi Device SSID

Tap to select a different Wi-Fi SSID from a list of configured access points on your mobile device.

GPS Settings Bluetooth Selected

Selected Bluetooth Device

If you have configured a Bluetooth data source, the currently selected Bluetooth device is displayed.

Bluetooth Device

Tap to select a different Bluetooth device from a list of paired Bluetooth devices on your mobile device.

Secure Bluetooth Connection

Try enabling this option if the app has problems communicating with your bluetooth device.

Vehicle Telemetry Settings

Select the source of additional vehicle data that does not include a GPS (Global Positioning System) or GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) data stream.

Vehicle Settings

Vehicle Telemetry devices are connected via either Bluetooth or Wi-Fi radio.

Typical vehicle telemetry sources are an OBD II scan tool or an OEM Wi-Fi module such as in late-model Porsche GT cars.

Vehicle Telemetry Source

Tap to select the vehicle telemetry source.

Vehicle Telemetry Source

When selecting a Bluetooth device, first make sure that it is paired with your mobile device in the system Bluetooth settings.

When selecting a Wi-Fi device, first make sure that it is configured as an access point in the system Wi-Fi settings.

If you have already configured and external data logger as the GPS / Logger source, do not select it here.

Source Device List

Choose from the list of supported device types:

Source List

Select Wi-Fi Device SSID

After selecting a supported Wi-Fi device as the data source, you must select its Wi-Fi SSID from a list of available Wi-Fi access points configured on your mobile device:

WiFi List

Note that only Wi-Fi access points that were configured manually by you will be displayed in this list. Access points configured by other apps will not be displayed by the operating system due to security restrictions.

Select Bluetooth Device

After selecting a supported Bluetooth device as the data source, you must select it from a list of available Bluetooth devices paired with your mobile device.

Selected Wi-Fi Device

If you have configured a Wi-Fi data source, the currently selected Wi-Fi SSID is displayed.

Vehicle Settings WiFi Selected

You may change the selected Wi-Fi SSID if necessary.

Wi-Fi Device SSID

Tap to select a different Wi-Fi SSID from a list of configured access points on your mobile device.

Vehicle Settings Bluetooth Selected

Selected Bluetooth Device

If you have configured a Bluetooth data source, the currently selected Bluetooth device is displayed.

Bluetooth Device

Tap to select a different Bluetooth device from a list of paired Bluetooth devices on your mobile device.

Secure Bluetooth Connection

Try enabling this option if the app has problems communicating with your bluetooth device.

Live Stream Settings

Select a supported live streaming service to forward logger data to as it is recorded.

Live Stream Settings

Data is streamed over the cellular of Wi-Fi radio, depending on your device configuration. It is possible to stream data via the cellular network while using the Wi-Fi radio to connect to a Wi-Fi data source or control an external camera.

Streaming Service

Tap to select the streaming service.

Live Stream Service

Use of a live streaming service requires that you have an active internet connection. Additional data charges with your carrier may apply.

Service List

Choose from the list of supported services:

Service List

Podium Streaming Service

Additional configuration information is required when using the Podium.live streaming service:

Podium Settings

Podium Device ID

Enter the private device ID that has been assigned to you by Podium.

GPS Settings WiFi Selected

Register on Podium

Tap this setting in order to open the Podium dashboard in a web browser. You can then registered on Podium and receive a device ID, or log in and find your device ID,

GPS Settings WiFi Selected

Logger and Maths Channels

Configure the sources of the vehicle channels, and define formulas for the optional maths channels.

Channel Settings

Logger Channels

Tap each channel to configure it with the appropriate hardware device channel source.

RPM

Tap to select the hardware source for engine RPM.

RPM Settings

An audible RPM alarm can be set, and a frequency multiplier can be set for certain data sources.

Throttle

Tap to select the hardware source for throttle position.

Throttle Settings

The throttle position can be calibrated for certain data sources.

Brake and Steering Angle

Tap to select the hardware source for brake pressure and steering angle.

Brakes Settings
Steering Settings

These channels use the values from the external data logger verbatim. No additional configuration is provided.

Auxiliary Channels

Tap to select the hardware source for auxiliary logger channels.

Aux Settings

These channels use the values from the external data logger verbatim. You can provide a custom name for each channel (Oil Pressure, Oil Temperature, etc).

Maths Channels

Tap each channel to define the correspinding maths expression.

Maths Settings

Maths channel values are calculated during analysis.

Logger Channel Settings

Configure a logger input channel.

Channel Config

Channel Source

Tap to select the hardware source from a list of supported sources for this channel.

Channel Source

Select a hardware channel corresponding to the configured Logger or Vehicle Telemetry data source.

You will only be able to select channels for sources that you have configured in the GPS / Logger and Vehicle Telemetry settings. For example, if you have only a RaceCapture logger configured, then you will not be able to select OBD Scan Tool channels.

Channel Types

RPM

The RPM channel has additional configuration options:

RPM Config

Frequency Multiplier

This setting is enabled when your selected hardware source does not support conversion of ignition triggers into engine RPM.

RPM Multiplier

Select the appropriate multiplier value to calculate the correct RPM value.

RPM Alarm

Enable RPM Alarm

Tap to enable an optional RPM / shift alarm beeper.

Alarm Toggle
Alarm Trigger Value

Slide to select the RPM alarm trigger value.

Alarm Value
Alarm Progressive Warnings

Tap to enable a progressive series of warning alerts.

Alarm Value
Alarm Warning Count

Slide to select the number of warning alerts.

Alarm Value
Alarm Warning Interval

Slide to select the RPM interval between alerts.

Alarm Value

Throttle

The throttle channel has additional configuration options:

Throttle Config

Calibrate Throttle Sensor

This setting is enabled when your selected hardware source does not support calibration or mapping of the throttle value.

Throttle Config

Tap this setting and follow the instructions on the screen to calibrate the throttle sensor.

Your hardware data source must be connected to your vehicle and available to connect to your mobile device in order to begin calibration.

Brake and Steering Angle

Brake and steering channels use the verbatim value from the selected hardware channel. No additional configuration options are available.

Auxiliary Channels

Auxiliary channels have additional configuration options:

Aux Channel Config

Channel Name

Enter a display name for the auxiliary channel, for example 'Oil Temp', or 'Coolant Temp'.

Aux Channel Config

Mapped Channel Name

If using a generic channel (1 to 12) from a RaceCapture logger, you must enter the name that it was assigned in the RaceCapture app channel configuration.

Aux Channel Config

Math Channel Settings

Configure a maths channel expression using other logger and maths channels as inputs.

Maths Config

Enter a maths expression in the edit text field using the input channels and expressions that are provided.

Input Channels

Tap Input Field List to select input channels from a list and insert them at the current position in the expression input field.

Maths Expressions

Tap Input Field List to select basic maths expressions from a list and insert them at the current position in the expression input field.

Undo Changes

Tap Input Field List to reset the expression to the last saved value.

Testing Your Expression

Changes made to the maths expression will be evaluated and the result will be displayed next to it.

The available input channels are listed along with a value fields. You can set these values in order to test your expression.

Maths Config

Scroll down the list to find the input channel that you are looking for.

Video Settings

Configure video recording and analysis.

Video Settings

Video Camera Settings

Internal Camera

Configure an internal video camera on the mobile device.

Internal Camera

Wi-Fi Camera

Configure an external Wi-Fi video camera.

Wi-Fi Camera

You must first manually configure the camera as a Wi-Fi access point in your mobile device settings.

Due to security restrictions, you will not be able to use an access point that was automatically configured by a 3rd party app, such as the GoPro app.

Video Logging and Analysis Settings

Start Recording when Staged

Enable to start recording when the vehicle is near the staging marker and the event uses a racing mode that supports staging.

Staging Trigger

If not set, then the staging marker will be set each time you manually start video by pressing “Start Video” when logger is ready and an automatic logger trigger is configured.

Jogging Frame Rate

Determines number of frames per second that are displayed in the video widget during analysis.

Jog Frame Rate

A lower frame rate takes less time to process after the log is completed, however higher frame rates make it easier to align the analysis position to the vehicle position on course.

Use Latest Camera API

Disable this setting if the internal video camera is unstable or has recroding issues.

Camera API

Requires that you manually terminate and restart the app for the change to take effect.

Internal Camera Settings

Configure an internal video camera for recording.

Camera Settings

Internal Camera Source

Select from the internal cameras available on your device.

Camera Source
Back facing camera

Select this option to use the main camera which faces away from the mobile device screen.

Front facing camera

Select this option to use the user-facing camera next to the mobile device screen.

Video Quality

Select the resolution and frame rate for recorded video.

Video Quality

Make sure that you calibrate the video recorder for the selected video quality.

Higher quality video files will consume more storage space, take longer to process and overlay. Also, your device may not be capable of overlaying higher-resolution video files.

Test your selected settings before racing.

Calibrate Video Recorder

Detect the startup delay when recording so that overlaid data will be correctly synchronized during playback.

Calibration

Depending on which internal camera is configured, this will require at least one mirror.

Wi-Fi Camera Settings

Configure an external Wi-Fi video camera for recording.

Camera Settings

You must first manually configure the camera as a Wi-Fi access point in your mobile device settings.

Due to security restrictions, you will not be able to use an access point that was automatically configured by a 3rd party app, such as the GoPro app.

Wi-Fi Camera Source

Select from the list of supported Wi-Fi cameras.

Camera Source
GoPro Wi-Fi camera

GoPro Hero cameras up to and including Hero7 models.

Hero8 cameras are not yet supported.

Garmin VIRB camera

Garmin VIRB X, XE, and Ultra 30 camera models.

Garmin VIRB camera

Garmin VIRB X, XE, and Ultra 30 camera models.

Polaroid Cube+ camera

Does not support low-resolution file downloads.

Select Wi-Camera SSID

After electing your Wi-Fi camera type, you must select the camera access point SSID.

Camera Source

Video Quality

Select the resolution and frame rate for recorded video.

Video Quality

Not all listed qualities will be supported by your camera. Ensure that your camera will record video at the selected quality. Also, make sure that you calibrate the video recorder for the selected video quality.

Higher quality video files will consume more storage space, take longer to process and overlay. Also, your device may not be capable of overlaying higher-resolution video files.

Test your selected settings before racing.

Download Video

Select the video resolution to download from your Wi-Fi camera after the logger stops.

Download Video
Disabled

Do not automatically download video files. You can manually import or download the files during analysis.

Low Resolution (default)

Download the smaller, low-resolution video file. Download and frame extraction times are greatly reduced.

Only available on cameras that record a low resolution version of the video file.

High Resolution

Download the original video file as specified by the video quality selection. Depending on the quality, this can take a long time to download.

The high resolution file can be downloaded during analysis, and is required when exporting a video with overlaid data.

Calibrate Video Recorder

Detect the startup delay when recording so that overlaid data will be correctly synchronized during playback.

Calibration

Calibrate Internal Video Recorder

Determine the camera recording delay so that analysis and data overlay will be correctly synchronized.

Camera Calibration

A video preview is displayed at the right side of the screen.

Perform the camera calibration a couple of times in order to confirm a consistent startup delay time.

Preparation

Follow the directions on the screen and set up the device as follows:

Calibration a Back Facing Camera

Hold the mobile device between 2 mirrors so that the back camera can capture the device screen.

Bathroom vanity mirrors work well for this.

Calibration a Front Facing Camera

Hold the mobile device up to a mirror so that the front camera can capture the device screen.

Tap Start Button after the mobile device is oriented correctly to begin the calibration process.

Frame Selection

Scroll through the list of captured frames and select the one that shows a red box start to display on the mobile device screen.

The correct frame should already be selected, however the result may require adjustment.

Calibrate Wi-Fi Video Recorder

Determine the camera recording delay so that analysis and data overlay will be correctly synchronized.

Camera Calibration

Wi-Fi cameras do not currently support a live preview.

Perform the camera calibration a couple of times in order to confirm a consistent startup delay time.

Preparation

Follow the directions on the screen. Turn on and (if necessary) connect your mobile device to your Wi-Fi camera.

Point the Wi-Fi camera at the mobile device screen.

Tap Start Button after the mobile device is oriented correctly to begin the calibration process.

Frame Selection

Scroll through the list of captured frames and select the one that shows a red box start to display on the mobile device screen.

The correct frame should already be selected, however the result may require adjustment.

Trigger Settings – Staged Race Modes

Configure the conditions that cause the logger to start and stop recording in staged racing modes.

Trigger Settings

Manual triggers are available for testing purposes only. For race conditions, use only automatic triggers.

Trigger Functions

Start Trigger

Defines the conditions that cause the logger to start recording.

By default, the logger will START recording the vehicle has sustained at or above 20mph for 2 seconds.

In automatic mode, the logger will start recording after the vehicle has sustained the configured speed for the configured time.

Note: The logger is internally buffered, so samples will be captured immediately after the vehicle began moving.

Using a high start trigger speed will still record the vehicle is launch.

Stop Trigger

Defines the conditions that cause the logger to stop recording.

By default, the logger will STOP recording the vehicle has sustained below 20mph for 2 seconds.

In automatic mode, the logger will stop after the vehicle has dropped below the configured speed for the configured time.

Trigger Values

Trigger Mode

Select the desired trigger mode

Trigger Mode
Automatic (default)

The trigger will be detected using the configured vehicle speed and time.

Manual

The trigger must be initiated manually by the user on the logger screen.

The default Automatic mode is recommended.

Trigger Speed

Select the threshold speed to start or stop logger recording.

Trigger Speed

The default speed of 20mph is recommended.

Trigger Time

Select the time that the configured speed must be sustained for in order to activate the trigger.

Trigger Time

The default time of 2 seconds is recommended.

Trigger Settings – Circuit Race Modes

Configure the conditions required to trigger the logger to start recording in circuit racing modes.

Trigger Settings

Trigger Functions

Start Trigger

In circuit racing modes, the logger will start recording only when the vehicle passes the circuit start location and the vehicle is travelling at the configured minimum speed.

Stop Trigger

In circuit racing modes, the logger will demarcate and save a lap only when the vehicle passes the circuit finish location.

The logger is stopped manually by the user from the lap timer screen.

Trigger Values

Minimum Speed

Configure a minimum speed required for the logger to start recording in circuit racing mode.

Trigger Speed

In order to guard against accidental starts when driving through the pits, a minimum required vehicle speed is required.

The default speed of 20mph is recommended.

Analysis Settings

Configure settings that affect log and video analysis.

Analysis Settings

Analysis Settings

Open Log Count

This setting controls how many logs are left open in the analysis screen after a new log is recorded.

Open Logs

Up to 6 logs may be open for analysis at any given time.

Max Auto Sectors Count

This setting controls the maximum number of sectors that are automatically created for a course.

Sector Count

You can manually add additional sectors if desired.

Align Logs

When displaying recorded logs in the analysis screen, align the start of each log in the map widget.

Align Logs

GPS drift can cause the start location to vary slightly across logs. While this does not affect analysis, it is easier to compare logs when they closely overlay each other.

Correct for GPS Drift

In cases where GPS drift accumulates over the course of a log, it can be partially corrected for based on the selected baseline log.

GPS Drift

This option is normally disabled.

Draw Lap Markers with Sections

Draw staging, start and finish markers in the analysis map widget when sectors are enabled.

Draw Markers

This can help ensure that the markers are correctly placed in case they need to be modified from the sector editing tool.

The position of the start and finish markers (if set) in staged racing modes will determine calculated lap times.

Highlight Time Delta Changes

Display a background highlight in the Time Delta channel trace to signify areas of open logs that may require deeper analysis.

Time Delta

Channel Sources

Select Source

Analysis and video widgets (not the Traces widget) use the selected channel sources when displaying values.

Channel Source

Select one of the available channel sources:

Filtered

This option applies filtering and smoothing on the channel in order to compensate for noise or a lower-than-optimal sample rate.

Raw

Use the values captured by the logger verbatim. Recommended if you are using an external data logger with a high sample rate and built-in filtering.

Calculated

This option is available only for acceleration channels. Values are calculated based on GPS data channels.

Invert Acceleration Channels

If required, the values of the acceleration channels used in analysis can be inverted.

Channel Source

Storage Settings

Configure and manage the log and video location and database.

Storage Settings

Storage Location

Select the memory location where the database where logs and videos are stored.

Storage Location

Due to security restrictions, the directory structure used by the app can not be changed.

For information purposes, the path of the app database is displayed.

Update Storage

Move recorded recorded with a legacy version of the app to the currently configured storage location.

Update Storage

If you updated the app from a legacy version, you would have been prompted to migrate old data at startup. If you chose to skip that step, you may do it now.

Delete Storage

Permanently delete all stored data, and create an empty database.

Delete Storage

Use this feature to reclaim space or to recover from data corruption.

WARNING: This can NOT be undone! You must confirm in order to proceed:

Display Settings

Configure settings that affect the device screen, audio notifications, and battery life.

Display Settings

Setting Values

Units

Select the units of measure to display, either American or metric.

Units

Voice Notifications

Play voice notifications when the logger stage changes, or when faster laps and sectors are set in the lap timer screen.

Voice Notifications

Voice Notification Volume

Select the audio volume for voice notifications.

Volume

Pop-Up Notifications

Display pop-up notifications about fast laps and sectors in the lap timer screen.

Popup Notifications

Color Palette

Select the color palette in order to improve visibility.

Color Palette

Color palette options are as follows:

Default

Use a high-contrast palette to uniquely identify up to 6 logs during analysis.

Color Blind

Use a limited, color-blind palette to identify logs.

Due to the limited color range, we recommend only opening a maximum of two logs for analysis when using the color blind palette.

Full Screen Mode

The app will fill the entire device screen when open, so that the system toolbar will be hidden.

Full Screen Mode

Changes require you to manually terminate and restart the app in order to take effect.

Full Screen Brightness

Use the full brightness available on the mobile device screen during logging and analysis.

Full Screen Brightness

This improves visibility in outdoor conditions, but it does drain the battery faster.

Disable Screen Lock

Do not allow the device to sleep and lock the screen when the app is running.

Disable Screen Lock

During race conditions, long periods of time can occur where no user input is given. This setting provides the device from locking during those times.

Changes require you to manually terminate and restart the app in order to take effect.

Sensor-Based Landscape

Allow the app to rotate 180 degrees when the device is mounted upside-down.

Sensor-Based Landscape

Changes require you to manually terminate and restart the app in order to take effect.

Logger Off on Startup

Disable the logger whenever the app is started.

Logger Off on Startup

Auto Shutdown

Stop the application after 30 minutes of inactivity.

Auto Shutdown

This will conserve battery life of you have forgotten to disable the logger and shut down the app.

Find Logs and Videos

This screen allows you to search and browse logs and videos in Petrel Cloud that have matched your search criteria.

Cloud Search

You can select logs and videos to download to your mobile device.

Find Logs and Videos Toolbar

Cloud Search Toolbar

The toolbar displays the number of logs found in Petrel Cloud that match the current search criteria. You can sort the results as well as modify the search criteria or select a local event to populate the search criteria.

Search Results Count

Cloud Search Toolbar - Result Count

This displays the number of logs found in Petrel Cloud that match your search criteria.

Sort Criteria and Direction

Cloud Search Toolbar - Sort Controls

Tap the sort criteria dropdown to specify the field to sort logs by:

Cloud Search Toolbar - Sort Criteria

The log sort criteria options are:

Created

Sort logs by the date that they were created.

Lap Time

Sort logs by lap time.

Owner

Sort logs by the name of the user that uploaded the log.

Driver

Sort logs by the name of the assigned driver.

Event

Sort logs by the name of the event.

Tap Log Sort ASC or Log Sort DESC to toggle between sorting in ascending or descending order.

Select Matching Event

Cloud Search Toolbar - Matching Event

Tap to select an event from your device storage to populate the search criteria.

Modify Search Criteria

Cloud Search Toolbar - Search Criteria

Tap to modify the criteria for your search.

Context Menu

Cloud Search Toolbar - Context Menu

Tap to open the context menu for Petrel Cloud search:

Cloud Search Toolbar - Sort Criteria

Download Logs

Cloud Search - Download Logs

Select logs and videos to queue for download to your device.

Delete Logs

Cloud Search - Delete Logs

Select logs to delete from Petrel Cloud. You will only be able to select logs that you own.

Search Results List

Logs found in Petrel Cloud that match your search criteria are listed below the toolbar.

Cloud Search - Result

Tap on each result to select it for download. You may also select any associated videos to download as well.

Log Sharing

For logs that you own, tap on Log Sharing to modify the sharing options.

Sharing

Used when uploading or modifying logs to set the privacy of your data in Petrel Cloud

Cloud Sharing Options

Change these options to restrict other Petrel Cloud users from downloading your logs for viewing (videos as well if you include them).

Search Visibility

Tap to set the search visibility on the selected logs and videos:

Cloud Sharing Options - Search Visibility

The available options are:

Public

The selected logs and videos are searchable, viewable and downloadable by all Petrel Cloud users.

Unlisted

The selected logs and videos are only searchable and downloadable to Petrel Cloud users who are members of teams that they are shared with, or other users via a direct link.

Private

The selected logs and videos are only searchable and downloadable to Petrel Cloud users who are members of teams that they are shared with.

Share with Teams

Select the teams from the list that you wish to share the selected logs and videos with.

Only teams that you own or are a member of will appear in the list.

Sharing Link

Tap Sharing Link to copy a link to the device clipboard that will allow you to directly share the selected logs and videos with other Petrel Cloud users.

Note: This option is only available when the sharing visibility is set to Public or Unlisted

Once copied, you can paste the link into any communication: e-mail, instant messaging, etc.

To open the sharing link, the receiver must open it in a web browser on their mobile device.

Logs and Video Downloads

Select the event to download the selected logs and videos.

Cloud Search - Download Logs and Videos

Only events that are configured with the same racing mode as your current search criteria will be displayed.

Note: If no matching local events are found, you can select the option to create a new event with the same name as the event of first selected log.

Find Logs – Matching Event

Select an event from your device storage to configure your search criteria.

Cloud Search - Matching Event

Using this method, you can search for logs and videos matching an event that you have attended.

Find Logs – Search Criteria

You can search for logs uploaded and shared on Petrel Cloud using a number of different criteria.

Cloud Search Criteria

Note: In addition to your own logs, results will only appear if they are shared (i.e. public logs, shared with a team that you are a team member of, or shared directly with you by the owner via a sharing link).

Search Criteria Toolbar

Cloud Search Criteria Toolbar

The toolbar displays the number of logs found in Petrel Cloud that match the current search criteria, as well as controls that allow you to reset and clear your criteria.

Search Results Count

Cloud Search Criteria Toolbar - Result Count

This displays the number of logs found in Petrel Cloud that match your current search criteria. Changing your criteria will update the result count in real time.

Reset

Cloud Search Criteria Toolbar - Reset

Tap to reset the criteria to the values that were set when entering this screen.

Clear

Cloud Search Criteria Toolbar - Reset

Tap to clear all criteria options and obtain the greatest number of search results.

Note: The racing mode selection will always be populated and can not be cleared.

Note: If this button is unavailable, one of your filter settings is returning zero results. Try changing your filter options.

Search

Cloud Search Criteria Toolbar - Reset

Tap to save your selected criteria and return to the list of search results.

Search Criteria

Sharing Filters

You can filter based on sharing or ownership of logs.

Matching Mode

Cloud Search Criteria - Sharing Matching Mode

This is a high level filter that allows you to present only logs that were shared in a specific way. Used to search for logs from your team or specific friend.

Tap to select the matching criteria:

Cloud Search Criteria - Sharing Matching Mode Selection

The matching criteria options are:

No Preference

Return any logs matching remaining filter criteria.

Shared Publicly

Return all publicly available logs.

Shared with Team

Return only logs shared specifically with teams you are member of.

Shared By Owner

Return only shared logs that are owned by a specific Petrel Cloud user.

My Logs

Return only logs you have uploaded to the cloud.

Shared With Team

Cloud Search Criteria - Shared With Team

Tap to specify a team that you are a member of.

Shared By Owner

Cloud Search Criteria - Shared By Owner

Tap to specify the owner name for logs and videos.

Log Date Filters

You can filter based on the date that logs were recorded.

Matching Mode

Cloud Search Criteria - Date Matching Mode

Used to search for logs created on a specified date or within a date range.

Tap to select the matching criteria:

Cloud Search Criteria - Date Matching Mode Selection

The matching criteria options are:

No Preference

Return any logs matching remaining filter criteria.

Exact Date

Return all available logs that were recorded on a specific date.

Date Range

Return all available logs that were recorded within a specific date.

Exact Date

Cloud Search Criteria - Exact Date

Specify an exact date that the log was recorded on using the date picker:

Cloud Search Criteria - Date Selection

Date Range

Start Date
Cloud Search Criteria - Start Date

Specify the start of the date range, inclusive.

End Date
Cloud Search Criteria - End Date

Specify the end of the date range, inclusive.

Event Info Filters

Use to filter search results by event attributes.

Racing Mode

Cloud Search Criteria - Racing Mode

Select the racing mode to filter logs by:

Cloud Search Criteria - Racing Mode Selection

Note: Racing mode must always be selected and can not be cleared.

Event Name

Cloud Search Criteria - Event Name

Select the name of the associated event to filter logs by.

Event Location

Cloud Search Criteria - Event Location

Specify a physical location near the event using a location picker:

Cloud Search Criteria - Date Selection

Logs recorded within 1km will be returned in the search. Be wary of larger venues where logs might be missed due to GPS error, etc.

Note: Location selection requires an internet connection and/or the internal GPS receiver to be enabled.

Course Location

Cloud Search Criteria - Course Location

For non-circuit racing modes, specify the course location:

Cloud Search Criteria - Course Location Selection

Used to specify a course within an event. e.g. East/West course at Nationals, Left/Right at ProSolo, Day 1/2 courses at multi-day events.

Circuit

Cloud Search Criteria - Circuit

For circuit racing modes, select a racing course from a list of circuits saved in the device storage:

Cloud Search Criteria - Circuit Selection

Note: Only circuits saved on the device are available. You may need to update the list if the desired circuit is not available.

Update Circuit List

Cloud Search Criteria - Circuit

Tap to update the list of circuits from Petrel Cloud, and store them on the device.

Tips & FAQ

  • Searching Petrel Cloud requires a working Internet connection on the mobile device. If at an event, sometimes the Wi-Fi camera connection can prevent your device from connection to the Internet.
  • No logs found: A specific filter may be preventing any results, so try removing some filter options. Use the Clear button in the toolbar to clear all filters if having trouble. Using a minimal set of filters is ideal. Tap the clear button at the end of a preference to remove that filter criteria.
  • Text filters: For all search criteria that have open text fields, be sure to check the suggested list as you type, as the suggestions are are based on logs available in the Cloud and may not be spelled exactly as you may assume.

Search Criteria – Owner Name

Search for logs and video shared by a specific Petrel Cloud user.

Cloud Search Criteria - Owner Name

To select a value:

  1. Start typing the user name.
  2. Tap an autocomplete suggested name from the list.
  3. Tap to select the value.
  4. Tap OK.

Note: Only names that are associated with logs that are visible to you will be included in the list of suggested values.

Note: This requires a working connection to the Internet

Search Criteria – Shared With Team

Select a team that you own or are a member of in order to filter search results.

Start typing the desired team name, and select the autocomplete suggestion that matches the desired team:

Cloud Search Criteria - Shared With team

After selecting a suggestion, you can then select the team from the list:

Cloud Search Criteria - Shared With team list

Select the team and tap OK.

Note: This requires a working connection to the Internet

Search Criteria – Event Name

Search for logs and video associated with a specific event name.

Cloud Search Criteria - Event Name

To select a value:

  1. Start typing the event name.
  2. Tap an autocomplete suggested name from the list.
  3. Tap to select the value.
  4. Tap OK.

Note: Only names that are associated with logs that are visible to you will be included in the list of suggested values.

Note: This requires a working connection to the Internet

Manage Teams

This screen allows you to manage your teams and memberships.

Manage Cloud Teams

Team Management Toolbar

Manage Cloud Teams

Team Count

Manage Cloud Teams

The toolbar displays the number of teams that you own or are a member of.

Navigation Tabs

Team List

Manage Cloud Teams

Teams are displayed in a list. Both your own teams as well as other teams that you are a member of are displayed.

Note: Teams that you do not own will display the name and picture (if set) of the owner.

Team Context Menu

Tap on a team in the list to open a context menu.

Your Teams

Tap on a team that you own in order to open the following menu:

Manage Cloud Teams - Your Team Menu

The available actions are:

Modify Team

Tap to change the team name.

Invite Member

Invite a Petrel Cloud user to join your team.

Manage Members

Remove members from this team.

Delete Team

Permanently delete the team from Petrel Cloud.

Delete Team
Manage Cloud Teams - Delete Team

Confirm that you wish to delete the team from Petrel Cloud by typing the word 'DELETE' and tapping DELETE.

Member Teams

Tap on a team that you are a member of in order to open the following menu:

Manage Cloud Teams - Member Team Menu

The available actions are:

Leave Team

Leave a team you do not own.

Leave Team
Manage Cloud Teams - Leave Team

Confirm that you wish to leave the team by tapping Leave.

Create a New Team

Tap Add Team to create a new Petrel Cloud team.

Create or Modify Team

This dialog allows you to specify team attributes

Manage Cloud Teams

Name

Specify a unique name for your team.

Search Visibility

Select the visibility of your team to other Petrel Cloud users when searching for teams.

The available options are:

Public

All Petrel Cloud users can view this team when searching.

Private

This team will not show up in search results. Users must be invited to join by you.

New Members

Specify how additional team members can be added to the team.

The available options are:

Owner Invitation

Only the team creator can add new members.

Member Invitation

Any team member can invite new members to the team.

Public Request

Any Petrel Cloud user can request to be added to your team and, you will have to approve the request. Note: The team visibility must be set to 'Public' for this option to be available.

Team – Invite Member

This dialog allows you to search for other Petrel Cloud users and invite them to this team.

Manage Cloud Teams - Invite User

To invite a user to the team:

  1. Type the name of the Petrel Cloud user you wish to invite to the team.
  2. Existing Petrel Cloud user names will be suggested as you type.
  3. Tap a suggest name to display a list of all users with that name.
  4. Tap on a user in the provided list to invite to the team.
  5. Tap OK to invite the user to the team.

Note: Only users who have set their visibility to 'Public' in the Petrel Cloud Subscription settings will appear in this search.

Manage Teams Members

This dialog allows you to remove users from this team.

Manage Cloud Teams - Manage Users

To remove a member from a team:

  • Tap Log Sort ASC next to a member name to remove them from the team.
  • You will be asked to confirm the action.
  • Tap Done when you are finished managing membership.

Find Teams

This screen allows you to find Petrel Cloud teams and request join them if allowed.

Find Cloud Teams

Find Teams Toolbar

Find Cloud Teams Toolbar

Search Result Count

Find Cloud Teams Toolbar - Result Count

The toolbar displays the number of teams that your search criteria have matched.

Search Result Count

Find Cloud Teams Toolbar - Search Criteria

Tap to modify the search criteria for your search.

Team List

Each team that matches your search criteria is displayed in a scrollable list:

Find Cloud Teams - Search Result

Note: If a team name is not appearing, it is possible that team is private and you can not find it. Ask the team owner to invite you to the team or change the team visibility.

Team Context Menu

Tap on a team to open its context menu:

Find Cloud Teams - Team Menu

The available actions are:

Request To Join

Tap to request to join the team. Your request will be pending until it is approved.

Find Teams – Search Criteria

You can search for teams on Petrel Cloud using the criteria in this screen.

Cloud Teams Criteria

Search Criteria Toolbar

Cloud Teams Criteria Toolbar

The toolbar displays the number of teams found in Petrel Cloud that match the current search criteria, as well as controls that allow you to reset and clear your criteria.

Search Results Count

Cloud Teams Criteria Toolbar - Result Count

This displays the number of teams found in Petrel Cloud that match your current search criteria. Changing your criteria will update the result count in real time.

Reset

Cloud Teams Criteria Toolbar - Reset

Tap to reset the criteria to the values that were set when entering this screen.

Clear

Cloud Teams Criteria Toolbar - Reset

Tap to clear all criteria options and obtain the greatest number of search results.

Note: If this button is unavailable, one of your filter settings is returning zero results. Try changing your filter options.

Search

Cloud Teams Criteria Toolbar - Reset

Tap to save your selected criteria and return to the list of search results.

Select the various options that are available and tap Search button
Tap to select the logs that match your search criteria and tap Cloud download to download the logs to your device.

Search Criteria

Team Name

Cloud Teams Criteria - Team Name

Specify the name of the team you with to filter by.

Search Criteria – Team Name

This dialog allows you to specify a team name to filter your results.

Cloud Teams Criteria - Team Name

To specify a name:

  1. Start to type a team name.
  2. Select the team from the autocomplete suggestions that are provided.
  3. Tap OK to select the team name.

Note: Only the names of teams that exist in Petrel Cloud and are shared publicly will appear in the suggestion list.

Pending Requests

This screen lists Petrel Cloud users who have have requested to join teams that you own or manage.

Cloud Team Requests

All requests to join a team are pending until they are approved or rejected.

Team Join Requests Toolbar

Cloud Team Requests - Toolbar

The toolbar displays the number of pending requests.

Join Request List

Cloud Team Requests - List Item

Each request to join a team that you own or manage is displayed in the list.

Tap Approve to approve each request, or tap Reject to reject it.

Pending Invites

This screen lists teams that you have been invited to join by other Petrel Cloud users.

Cloud Team Invites

All invitations to join a team are pending until they are accepted or declined.

Team Invites Toolbar

Cloud Team Invites - Toolbar

The toolbar displays the number of pending invites.

Team Invite List

Cloud Team Invites - List Item

Each invite to join a team is displayed in the list.

Tap Accept to acceot each invite, or tap Decline to decline it.

Petrel Cloud Subscription

This screen displays the status of your Petrel Cloud subscription, and allows you to modify your plan settings.

Cloud Subscription

Subscription Toolbar

Cloud Subscription Toolbar

The cloud subscription toolbar displays your current subscription plan and allows you to upgrade it.

Upgrade Plan

Cloud Subscription Toolbar - Upgrade

Tap to upgrade your cloud subscription to access additional storage capacity.

Note: This action is not yet available while the cloud service is in Beta release.

Petrel Cloud Settings

Profile Photo

Cloud Subscription - Profile Photo

Tap to select a profile photo viewable by other Petrel Cloud users when searching for you, or viewing your teams and logs.

You will be prompted to take a picture with the device camera or select an image from your device storage.

Search Visibility

Cloud Subscription - User Visibility

Allows your user profile to be found by others and invited to join teams, so that they can share logs and videos with you.

Receive Email Notifications

Cloud Subscription - Email Notifications

Allows the Petrel Cloud platform to notify you via email when you have been invited to join a team, or when someone has requested to join a team that you own.

Storage Features

Cloud Subscription - Storage Features

This table displays the storage space used and the space limits for your current Petrel Cloud subscription.