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As an introduction race to the new season, I'd like to get another Endurance race happening between the seasons, due to the amount of straights perhaps 3 hrs instead of 2.5.

Track: LeMans (this one Wally??) http://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/circuit-de-la-sarthe-24-hours-of-lemans.2482/   

Cars: LMP1 only or LMP1 and GT3 mixed.

So who's in?

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Assetto Corsa / Hand control rings for sim wheel systems
« on: July 26, 2017, 01:17:34 AM »
This is what I mentioned to Wally on teamspeak. it's not cheap but for me it may be a possibility to use a wheel as I am unable to use pedals, I still won't be able to use a shifter, so as long as I can auto clutch and auto blip and use the paddles it might be worth it. I still don't have a lot of movement to turn the wheel so with the sensitivity up high I can really only turn the wheel about 45 degrees to each side. From memory it's $460 USD + Shipping for it..

http://www.simability.com/ for the gear they make

<iframe width="640" height="385" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/gCIweOifACk?fs=1&start=" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

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I'd like to do an enduro race at the Nordschleife for 1hr or 1.5hr.  I'm in the process of testing the Porsche RSR 2017 vs the Lotus 72d.. or just a 1 make Porsche RSR race. Qualifying would have to be at least 30-40mins to allow at least 1-2 laps to qualify.

Unfkn, Kcender and myself will be testing the lotus 72d vs the RSR on a private server but so far it appears that if the faster guys are in the 72d and the slower guys the RSR its pretty even so far... will no more with further longer testing.

If Wally is ok with this maybe a poll to gather who's interested.  I'm also up for a full grid GT3 class and even multiclass GT2, GT3 and one other slower class. GTC or GTE? But I would prefer to use the RSR as I haven't raced it yet.


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Racing general / Bathurst 12 hour 2017 livestreem
« on: February 04, 2017, 04:18:27 PM »
For those who want to watch the shoot out and Sundays race:

http://www.7live.com.au/

Select the Bathurst 12 hour on the right.

Couldnt get this to work in chrome. it would not bring up the part to enter in your postcode. Worked fine in Edge..

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Racing general / The Greatest Innovations In Formula One/Racing
« on: January 19, 2017, 09:54:26 PM »
Interesting video on evolution in racing.


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Race Videos / Current Status of Race Videos.
« on: January 17, 2017, 11:39:22 PM »
 You're probably wondering why there have been no race videos from me for a while.  I was originally using Sony Vegas Pro but it has started crashing constantly and I'm lucky if 1 out of 8 times trying to render a video (2hrs each) it might work without crashing and finish rendering for me to upload.

So I trialed Adobe Premiere Pro through Adobe cloud. This trial ended 2 weeks ago and I simply cannot afford $22-23 per month on a disability pension just to make 4-8 videos per month.  I did think about asking for donations of $6-10 per person as a once off per year to help with the subscription fee and If I got enough to pay half of the total 12 months cost then I would happily pay the other half.  But I don't do this for money. I make videos because I enjoy doing it and I want others who race in them and those who don't to enjoy them, and in hope that it advertises XGN because it's a great place to be a part of.

I'm currently looking around on ebay to see if I can find an older version of Adobe premiere pro that's affordable.  But if anyone has any suggestions I'm open anything.

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Race Videos / Praga R1 @ VIR North Course - 20 lap race - 27th Dec 2016
« on: January 01, 2017, 09:24:41 PM »
Finally some cooler weather and some actual sleep so was up to making the video of the final race with the praga. Just a simple quick one. Will resume a better format once the season begins.

Enjoy in 1080p@60fps



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Racing general / street legal 917
« on: December 23, 2016, 09:18:06 PM »
Not sure its really street legal, looks like a photo from goodwood.


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Race Videos / Brands Hatch GP Race 2 Highlights - Thurs 15th Dec 2016
« on: December 18, 2016, 02:49:48 AM »
I had to ditch sony vegas pro after too many crashing issues trying to encode videos, plus I wasn't happy with the encoding capabilities.  I am now using Adobe Premiere Pro.  I only got a copy tonight on trial to test so this video is missing any text on the bottom bar for cams etc for now.

The encoding has dropped from 1-2hrs from sony vegas to 30-45mins in premiere pro with better quality and the same filesize.

Thanks Phil for an awesome season and to all who participated.

Enjoy in 1080p @ 60fps


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Thanks for the replay Marty.

I decided to just do Race 2 this time, so much content to cover with 2 classes. Hopefully I managed to get a fair bit of the action.

Added a different starting grid screen. When league seasons begin I think I will do it like I have here and add the qualifying times under the cars.

There's a fair bit of GT2 action as there was only a handful of Porsche 919s.

Hope you enjoy it. Make sure your settings in the video are on 1080p@60.


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Mod Tracks / Autodromo de Estoril
« on: December 14, 2016, 08:42:11 PM »
http://assettocorsa.club/mods/tracks/autodromo-do-estoril.html

I've been doing some laps on this circuit, I think its a quality done circuit.  Don't think it's in this forum yet as being tested.

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Race Videos / New idea for videos.. feedback please
« on: December 13, 2016, 01:20:15 AM »
I've been toying with some ideas to try and bring down the time it takes to show members qualifying positions before a race for the videos.

So far I've come up with a neat way to display your car and qualifying times as shown in the mock up image below. But I estimate you would need at least 5 seconds to view the qualifying info each frame (minus 0.6 of a second for fade out/in to the next frame)  so times that by say 32 cars and you have used up 2.6 minutes to view the info. 3 seconds viewing time you're looking at 1.6 minutes.. but I don't think 3 seconds is enough time to read 2 members qualifying times, remembering that you lose 0.6 of a second between frames. So unless you're only skimming it briefly, it's going to take up to 2 minutes or longer depending on cars :(

I could display the qualifying information over the course of the first lap which is tv camera views only. I only start cockpit views on the second lap. But that doesn't seem right.   And personally I don't want to read qualifying times when I'm viewing the opening lap.

I do like the way this looks graphically, although it takes up more of the screen that the previous bar, I could shrink the height of it a little more, but not too much or the cars tend to get too small when resized. Doing it with the black background means I don't have to do any fancy editing to each car for each race, just resize the car image and place it in the video timeline. Placing the car image on the original bar looks shit tbh and too small.

Open to thoughts and ideas please.

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Assetto Corsa / Is it just me or would ..
« on: December 12, 2016, 06:57:18 PM »
Racing these be fun as hell in Assetto.


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Race Videos / Thursday Night - Silverstone National Race 1 - 8th Dec 2016
« on: December 12, 2016, 05:20:32 PM »
Thanks to Marty for uploading the replay for this and for the new edits to allow me to use cam angles to capture the action better.  I even tried a moving camera down pit straight but the ghosting issue kinda ruined it :(  so don't think I'll do that again.

There's now an camera grid walk, I think it's a bit slow, but it's either that or too fast grr.  It adds an extra 40 odd seconds to the video unfortunately. more in-car cam angles and I did some static cams around the circuit that were different from the defaults.  I'm open to ideas about the grid walk, and if there's any other cam angles you'd like to see that are static, for example, blimp view etc, please let me know.

I've upped the quality and I think this is about right. I'm still getting the ghosting and I'm going to be playing around with some other encoding formats and hope to fix it.

Phil got plenty of love in this :)

Enjoy guys






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Race Videos / Thursday Night - Silverstone National Race 2 - 8th Dec 2016
« on: December 09, 2016, 04:46:39 AM »
I wanted to do race 1 but due to the 1gb limit on replay filesize my race 1 is missing lap 1 out of 11 :(

Some good close racing in this.. playing with bitrates until I find the right quality.. this one's not high enough.

Encoded in 1080p @ 60fps.

Enjoy


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