Video Loggers

Video Loggers share a number of similar attributes to data loggers but are more focused upon receiving and storing video camera footage from within the car.

Typically, video loggers are less feature packed in comparison to a typical data logger but they are optimised and focused around the driver and their control of the vehicle whilst on track.

A good video logger will feature inputs for at least one HD Quality video camera source, the ability to receive data from other devices within the vehicle’s electronics system (such as a CAN Bus) as well as the option to wire a small number of analogue and digital sensors into the video logger itself.

The video logger will time align and synchronise the camera footage along with the sensor data to allow the user to analyse their inputs on the controls along with the camera footage in order to approve their on-track performance.

Due to the larger file sizes associated with video footage, video loggers typically feature quick access memory slots for the video data to be saved onto, such as SD cards, rather than featuring a permanent internal memory card.

With the recent advancements in the quality and reliability of video loggers and relative reduction in cost of these systems, many racing championships are now mandating the fitment and use of video loggers as part of their driving standards monitoring and judicial processes.

Advanced systems also incorporate the ability for the user to connect mobile data transmitting devices to their video logger systems to allow them to “live stream” the camera footage as the driver is out on track.