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Using A Webcam For Timing & Refuelling In Race Coordinator


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#1 chenglaw

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 01:31 PM

This is a repeat of a post I made in another forum. Hope I can find some help here:

I seem to have come across a rather odd issue with RC. In the past where I have used Ultimate Racer and PC Lap Counter with WebCam Zone Trigger, both software provided facilities for configuring usage for either Lap Timing or Refuelling Pitstops and all I had to do was to select the correct command. But when I chose Webcam as the Track Interface in RC and clicked on Configuration, it came up with an Error Message: "WebCam Interface does not need configuration within Race Coordinator"

Maybe someone can tell me how RC knows what I want it to do with the webcam as I am completely clueless as to how to proceed.Posted Image I want to use the webcam for initiating and ending Refuelling Stops in analogue racing using the Hot Spots of Zone Trigger. I am using RC Ver 1.12.1.0
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 08:02 PM

Lim best to post on SlotForum as Dave monitors thst more often.
I tried a webcam and gave up as I found it unreliable.

#3 chenglaw

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 12:44 AM

Thanks, Phil. I have also found a webcam not giving consistent results for lap timing due to its sensitivity to lighting conditions. But we have used it for Refuelling "In" and "Out" with PC Lap Counter and have not had any issues due primarily to the fact that the car had to slow down and be stationary when it reached the Hot Spot. We used the webcam because it saved us the bother of physically installing sensors in the track. With Webcam Zone Trigger, all I had to do was use the software to mark out the 2 Hot Spots per lane to run a command when activated by the car. OK, will give it a go on SF or maybe even contact Dave direct.
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