RaceReplay


RaceReplay Version 3.0

RaceReplay™ is an easy to use application for capturing and playback of video from a video camera. You can use RaceReplay for controlling instant video replays of captured video. The video can be displayed over a projection system or large TV so your audience can enjoy the instant replays and live action video. You can even capture, save and print snapshots from the video playback, preview or even during recording. RaceReplay is also easily customized.

RaceReplay is very flexible and has been used for:

  • Cub Scout® Pinewood Derby®, Awana® Grand Prix and other similar races
  • Instant replays of football and hockey games
  • Instant replays of bull riding events
  • Checking fastball pitching technique
  • Brides-to-be trying on wedding dresses in a boutique
  • Capturing video from various video sources and saving to the computer
  • Capturing snapshots from video files or from the video feed

If you know of any other good uses for RaceReplay, let us know.


Key Features:

  • Preview and Capture Live Video - Use the provided controls to view live video from your video camera and record the video to your computer. Video is recorded in AVI file format.
  • Play Video Clips - You can easily open, play and pause previously recorded video clips. Plays AVI, MPG, MPEG, and WMV video files.
  • Instant Replay - As soon as recording is complete, the video will be automatically replayed on screen (with the optional auto replay mode turned on) or you can manually start the replay sequence yourself.
  • Customize the Replay Sequence - You can switch the auto replay mode on and off. Control the number of replays, how much of the video to replay, add a delay before the start of replay or stop of recording, and even display the replays in full screen. After replay, you can opt to have RaceReplay return to live preview, minimize the screen or do nothing.
  • Playback Speed - Adjust the playback speed up or down, like for slow motion replays, or even step the video forward one frame at a time.
  • Video Size - Adjust the video size up or down or display the video in full screen mode.
  • Remote Recording and Replay - RaceReplay can be used as a standalone application or in tandem with other software.
    • GrandPrix Race Manager Version 6.0 and above can automatically control when to start recording (clicking on the "Ready Timer" button) and when to stop (results received from the timing system). RaceReplay can then start the instant replay sequence automatically or you can do it yourself manually.
    • With GrandPrix Race Manager, file names for the video clips will have the name of the race group, the round number and heat number (e.g. Wolves_Round1_Heat1.avi) so you can easily go back and replay a clip for a specific heat.
    • RaceReplay and GrandPrix Race Manager can be run on the same computer or on two different networked computers (requires GrandPrix Race Manager Version 9.0 or above).
  • Dual Monitors - When running Windows in extended monitor mode, RaceReplay gives you the ability to control the video from one monitor while the video itself is displayed on a secondary monitor. The audience will only see the video, not you working the controls.
  • Take Snapshots - While the video is playing, you can grab a snapshot to capture a specific moment, like a spectacular crash or a close finish. Snapshots can be saved and even printed. Previously saved snapshots can also be viewed and printed.
  • Manage File Storage Space - Since video files can take up a lot of hard drive space you are given some options to manage how much storage will be used for your video clips. You can record over the last video clip, save the last specified number of files, or limit the storage space to a certain amount.
  • Easily Adjust Volume/Balance - Easily mute/unmute playback audio and you have easy access to your PC's sound and balance controls for fine volume adjustment.


A portion of the profits from this software are donated to our local Awana club. Awana® is an international organization which seeks to teach girls and boys about the Gospel of Christ and to train them to serve Him through bible verse memorization, bible teaching, games, and other activities.

RaceReplay is a trademark of Lisano Enterprises, LLC.
Awana is a registered trademark of Awana Clubs International.
i-Link is a registered trademark of Sony Corporation.
Cub Scouts and Pinewood Derby are registered trademarks of the Boy Scouts of America.
Windows and Internet Explorer are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

Upgrade Policy: Upgrade Now for $10.00

Registered users of any previous version of this software are eligible to purchase the upgrade.  Anyone purchasing an earlier version of this software within 90 days of the newest version being released can contact us for a free upgrade.


What's New with Version 3.0:

Version 3.0 of RaceReplay adds several new features and improvements to make video recording and replay easier and more flexible.

Control Screen

  • When running Windows in Extended Monitor mode, the Controls screen will be automatically displayed on the main monitor and the Main screen will be displayed on the secondary monitor.
  • Added Jog Forward and Jog Backwards controls to the button bar and the Video menu.
  • Added Help menu options to mirror Main screen Help menu.

Video Display Screen

  • Added the ability in the Setup screen to set the background image of the video viewing area to a custom image.
  • Added Jog Forward and Jog Backwards controls to the button bar and the Video menu.

Remote Control

  • Local communications mode changed to a more dependable means of transferring messages between software applications. It does require that Port 1000 on the computer not be blocked by firewall, anti-virus software or router.
  • If a video clip with that file name already exists, a time code will be added to the file's name. This is helpful when rerunning a heat in GrandPrix Race Manager, so the original video clip will not get overwritten. You will end up with a clip for the original heat and the rerun.
  • Starting with GrandPrix Race Manager Version 13, the total amount of time to replay (excluding any DNF's) will be sent. This is only for timers that provide a start of race indication. Also, the Video Compressor Filter used when recording the video clip must be able to support this means of playback.
  • Other changes as listed under the Software Setup items below.

Snapshots

  • Added the ability in the Setup screen to set the background image of the snapshot viewing area to a custom image.

Software Setup

  • Added a warning about trying to set the "Warn before deleting any files" and "Send deleted files to Recycle Bin" options when "Enable Remote Control" is set. These options should not be used when having other software, such as GrandPrix Race Manager, is controlling the recording and replay in order to prevent any delays in showing the replay.
  • Changed the "Warn before deleting any files" and "Send deleted files to Recycle Bin" options default values to unchecked.
  • Added the ability to set the background image for the main & snapshot screens to an image of your choice.
  • Added a "Record Start Delay" setting. This can be helpful if using a light tree and/or solenoid operated start gate via GrandPrix Race Manager.
  • When "Enable Remote Control" is set, the total duration of the replay sequence will be displayed. This can be useful for setting the Auto Heat Delay in GrandPrix Race Manager to an amount that will show the race results and then the full replay sequence.
  • Options that are only used for remote recording (Recording Start & Stop delays) are disabled when "Enable Remote Control" is not set.
  • Fixed validation error if leaving one of the file storage option boxes empty.

General

  • Several other less notable improvements and fixes were implemented.

 

Version 2.0 Changes

Screenshots:

To view the RaceReplay screen shots, click on the images below to enlarge.

RaceReplay Main Screen RaceReplay Snapshot Viewer
Main Screen Snapshot Viewer Screen
Video Controls Screen
Video Controls Screen (Optional)
RaceReplay Setup Screen - Video Settings RaceReplay Setup Screen - File Settings
Setup Options - Video Setup Options - File

 

Here's a video clip that was recorded by RaceReplay at an actual race:

Minimum Software Requirements:

  • Video Camera or Webcam
  • Connection between Video Camera and Computer
  • CPU speed of 2.0 GHz or faster
  • 32 or 64 bit versions of Windows® XP SP2, Vista, 7, or 8
  • Internet Explorer® 5.01 or above
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
  • 17 MB of hard drive space
  • 256 MB of RAM (512 MB recommended)

Connecting Video Camera to Computer - There are many possible ways to connect your video camera to the computer.  Of course, it really depends on what connections are available on the computer and the video camera.  We highly recommend that you download the software and test it out with your video camera before purchasing a license.

  • FireWire: Also known as IEEE-1394, i-Link® or DV and provides high quality digital video but can lead to to very large file sizes for the video clips.
  • HDMI: Provides high quality digital video and audio but can lead to to very large file sizes for the video clips. Your video camera must be able to output live video via the HDMI port.  Some do not.  Your computer's HDMI port must be able to act as a video input.  Most computers will only output video through their HDMI port, not take it as an input.  You may be able to use a HDMI capture card or capture device, if needed to connect between the camera and the computer.
  • Composite Video: Provides good quality analog video. You usually need to use a video capture device or capture card to connect between the video camera and the computer.
  • S-Video: Provides good quality analog video. You usually need to use a video capture device or capture card to connect between the video camera and the computer.
  • USB: You can use a USB webcam or connect your video camera to your computer via a USB video capture device.  USB Capture Devices generally provide Composite and S-Video connections for your video camera.  USB webcams do limit where you can place your computer, due to their short cable length.

Video Capture Device or Capture Card Minimum Recommended Capabilities:

  • Minimum 30 frames per second
  • Minimum 640 X 480 resolution (without any software enhancement)
  • USB 2.0


Webcam Minimum Recommended Capabilities:

  • 1.3 Megapixels or higher
  • Progressive scan

RaceReplay Downloads:

Download Version 3.0

Version 3.0 Updates

Previous Versions and their Updates

 


 

Download Version 3.0

 

Important Notes:

  • If you do not have a serial number to unlock the software, it will run in Demo Mode. The demo mode has some limitations on it, but you should be able to sufficiently evaluate the software.  Once you purchase a license and receive your serial number, you will be able to unlock all of the software's functionality.
  • Serial numbers are product and version specific.  You cannot use a serial number from one of our other software products or for a different version of RaceReplay.


Prerequisites:

For Windows 2000 and XP Users: The Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 needs to be installed in order to run this software. Download the appropriate file based on whether you are running a 32-bit or a 64-bit version of Windows. If you are not sure if you are running a 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) version of Windows, check here.


Version 3.0 Files:

Operating System Approx File Size Download
Windows 2000 SP4, XP SP2, Vista, 7, or 8
11.6 MB Download RaceReplay


Video Codecs:

  • If you are using a video capture device or webcam, the codecs in the Microsoft MPEG-4 Codec Pack provide a good balance between video quality and file size. The specific one that we recommend is the Microsoft MPEG-4 Video Codec V2.  ffdshow Tryouts is another good codec pack you can try.