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1. By getting my phone set up on RaceCast, and joining an event, am I automatically added to the ChumpCast and the Youtube live stream?

 

2. Driver names are updated mid-race by logging in and changing it on my racecast profile?

 

3.  Is broadcasting really as easy as opening Wowza and pressing the big red button?

 

 

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8 minutes ago, Crank Yankers Racing said:

I use GoCoder which I find a little bit easier this Wowza

 

Wait, the thing I downloaded was called Wowza GoCoder....Im confused.

 

What do you use for a phone mount?

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The X-mount is nice because you can put pretty much any phone in it.  You do need to make sure EVERYTHING is nice and tight though or you will get a very shaky video.  That's why I use the shorty arm rather than the longer one that they make.  The long one is great for a non-moving platform, but not for a car.  The X-mount has a thing that allows you to lock the rotation once the phone is in.  Make sure you understand how it works and use it - otherwise you will have the phone tilt while you drive.  It isn't at all hard to use - you just have to recognize its purpose and use it.

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12 minutes ago, Racer28173 said:

The X-mount is nice because you can put pretty much any phone in it.  You do need to make sure EVERYTHING is nice and tight though or you will get a very shaky video.  That's why I use the shorty arm rather than the longer one that they make.  The long one is great for a non-moving platform, but not for a car.  The X-mount has a thing that allows you to lock the rotation once the phone is in.  Make sure you understand how it works and use it - otherwise you will have the phone tilt while you drive.  It isn't at all hard to use - you just have to recognize its purpose and use it.

 

Care to share?

 

I have that mount and hate it because of the behavior you describe - It rotates the phone when you take a turn unless the phone is the MAX size that fits.  So Iphone 6+ and a case works OK, but Iphone 6 or 5 flop around.

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5 minutes ago, Huggy said:

 

Care to share?

 

I have that mount and hate it because of the behavior you describe - It rotates the phone when you take a turn unless the phone is the MAX size that fits.  So Iphone 6+ and a case works OK, but Iphone 6 or 5 flop around.

Look at the 4th picture in the amazon listing, and you will see a thing that kind of looks like a gasket.  It goes over the ball and then grabs the four corners of the phone.  Done right, there is no way it will rotate.  I'm not sure the really old one had that though - it may be a newer version than you have.

 

You want to make sure the back of the phone is against the round center part too, but I think most people would naturally put it in the grip that way so they could access the screen.

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11 minutes ago, Hi_Im_Will said:

 

Wait, the thing I downloaded was called Wowza GoCoder....Im confused.

 

What do you use for a phone mount?

 

Then you're good.  Sorry I just refer to it as GoCoder and not Wowza.  Make sure your settings are properly setup on your phone as well and do some test sessions with it. 

 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00V6RYEFS/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

That is the mount that I use.  It is a little shaky but not bad for $20 on Amazon.

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This is NOT for mounting a phone, but I will add it to the thread because I know some guys use a GoPro linked to a phone.  This is a mount I just bought that makes a lot more sense than the GoPro bar mount I used to use, because it has the mount facing the right way (i.e. no 90 degree rotation adapter required).  Because it doesn't need any adapters, the movement/vibration should be minimal (we've all seen GoPro footage that is almost un-viewable because of the vibration).  I have put the included compression tape on the mount (rather than the bar), so that I can easily move it in the car (and to other cars).  I will update this post after the Autobahn race (the test session for it)

 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CBSDS2G/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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OK experts.   Can I do this:

 

I have:  Wifi hotspot, android phone, gopro hero 3 silver (has wifi).

 

I want to have the gopro and phone on the hotstop and use wowza or larix (both listed on racecast) to stream using the hotspot not from the phone, but from the gopro

 

thoughts?

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Where's my popcorn emoji?  Watching and waiting for ideas too.  I've been combing the internet for two days trying to figure out that exact thing.  Add in that I wanted to stream my RaceCapture lap times and I've got WAY too much stuff going on :(  

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On 5/23/2017 at 11:38 AM, theblue said:

OK experts.   Can I do this:

 

I have:  Wifi hotspot, android phone, gopro hero 3 silver (has wifi).

 

I want to have the gopro and phone on the hotstop and use wowza or larix (both listed on racecast) to stream using the hotspot not from the phone, but from the gopro

 

thoughts?

 

The short answer is NO.

 

If you want to take the HDMI out of the GoPro and stream it on Racecast, you need one of those Cerevo or Teradek solutions.

 

Bill put up a post a while back that went through all of this stuff.

 

 

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Steps for making Samsung Galaxy S7 stream properly:

 

1.  Turn everything off (restart phone to make sure)

2.  Turn off bluetooth

3.  Turn off wifi

4.  Open Wowza Gocoder (or is there a better app?)

5.  Push big red button

 

Is this correct?  I kept having dropouts during the practice day at WGI, really want to make sure this works for Gingerman.  @Bill Strong, you use S7s successfully for ChumpCast, right?  What is your setup process?

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we do.do exactly as above. 
We did have dropouts at with the S7 mounted in cars at VIR. But we had some serious Verizon issues. I was able to get any good test. even my interview S7 had issues. 

 

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So this thing actually holds well enough in the loads and vibrations of a race car? Anyone used it in a race?

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10 hours ago, enginerd said:

So this thing actually holds well enough in the loads and vibrations of a race car? Anyone used it in a race?

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Yes, we've used it in a race.

They use them on motocross bikes and the picture is pretty steady.

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yeah, that's what I use.   It comes with a rubber band thing that holds the phone so it's not going anywhere. 

 

use it for race, but take it off for street use.

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I've set up the streaming stuff on an iPhone6+ and tested the streaming to racecast.me. Everything seems to work, but I can't seem to film / record in landscape.. always portrait no matter how I tilt the phone.. both with orientation lock on and off... is there a setting that I am missing?

 

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ok I figured it out. Settings are "lock screen orientation: off" on the iphone. And "allow rotated video: off" on the app. 

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Watching the stream today I saw one of the cameras flip the picture 90 degrees in some of the turns... I would assume this is in response to sustained >1g acceleration, so I investigated how to make it not do this while recording in landscape mode (portait mode is easier on iPhone).

 

1) GoCoder > video settings > Allow Rotated Video: ON

2) iPhone settings > Portrait Orientation Lock: OFF

3) General settings > accessibility > AssistiveTouch: ON

4) Push AssistiveTouch button > Device > Rotate Screen > Rotate Left

5) Now tip your phone on its side and record with GoCoder.

 

The stream will now be in landscape and won't rotate in the corners.

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15 hours ago, enginerd said:

Watching the stream today I saw one of the cameras flip the picture 90 degrees in some of the turns... I would assume this is in response to sustained >1g acceleration, so I investigated how to make it not do this while recording in landscape mode (portait mode is easier on iPhone).

 

1) GoCoder > video settings > Allow Rotated Video: ON

2) iPhone settings > Portrait Orientation Lock: OFF

3) General settings > accessibility > AssistiveTouch: ON

4) Push AssistiveTouch button > Device > Rotate Screen > Rotate Left

5) Now tip your phone on its side and record with GoCoder.

 

The stream will now be in landscape and won't rotate in the corners.

 

I think this happened in our car which was one of @Bill Strong's setups.

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