Tutorial - Importing from GoPro

Importing GoPro Telemetry using MyRaceLab


Last update: 30th November 2023

You can also check out the how-to video about using GoPro telemetry with MyRaceLab.

Introduction

Compatible GoPro cameras have high accuracy and high update rate GPS receivers; far exceeding the performance of mobile phones. MyRaceLab session analysis is considerably improved using high accuracy GPS, so if a compatible GoPro is available it is recommended to use the GPS telemetry.

The MyRaceLab mobile and web apps allows users to upload telemetry (GPS and motion sensing) from GoPro files without having to upload the entire video footage. The user can create new MyRaceLab sessions from GoPro telemetry, or add the GoPro telemetry to existing MyRaceLab sessions.

As the video footage is not uploaded to MyRaceLab, a typical 4GB GoPro file only requires around 1.7MB of telemetry upload data, saving time and money on mobile data.

GoPro Compatibility
The following GoPro cameras support GPS data logging and ARE compatible with MyRaceLab:

  • GoPro Hero5 to Hero11 with GPS data logging.
  • GoPro MAX 
  • GoPro Fusion

The following GoPro cameras do not support GPS data logging and ARE NOT compatible with MyRaceLab:

  • GoPro Hero4 and below
  • GoPro Hero11 Black Mini
  • GoPro Hero12 Black

Setup – before the Session

GoPro setup

GPS must be enabled on the GoPro. In the GoPro menu select Regional → GPS and set to ON.

GoPro installation

GPS performance is determined by how much unobstructed sky the GoPro has above it. For best performance (and footage!) you could mount the GoPro external to the vehicle in a suitable cover or enclosure. If this is not possible, then as far forward on the vehicle dash as possible is best. This provides the GoPro with maximum view of the sky while still within the vehicle.

At the track

Once the GoPro is mounted, simply turn it on in video mode and start recording before you go on track for the session. At the end of the session stop the recording.

After the Session

At the end of the session you will need to transfer the GoPro files to your phone using the GoPro Quik app available on Apple AppStore and Google Playstore or here https://gopro.com/en/gb/shop/quik-app-video-photo-editor.

Connect to your GoPro

Enable wireless connections on your GoPro: Preferences → Connections → Wireless Connections and set to ON.

Follow the instructions on the GoPro and Quik app to connect the phone to the GoPro.

Transfer to mobile phone using Quik app

The next step is to transfer the GoPro files from the GoPro to your phone. The basic method is shown below. Users should refer to GoPro Quik documentation for further details and troubleshooting.

  1. Connect the Quik app to the GoPro
  2. Select ‘View Media’ from the bottom toolbar to find the GoPro you want to connect to.
  3. A list of the available video files on the GoPro is displayed.
  4. Tap on the ‘select’ tool (top right of screen) then select the video files of your session(s).
  5. Select the ‘download’ icon (bottom toolbar) on the Quik app. File download from GoPro to phone will start. This process can take a few minutes depending on the size and quantity of files.
  6. Once downloaded to your phone, select ‘View Media’. You will see thumbnails of the files you have downloaded.
  7. Use the select tool (top right of screen) to select the files and then Export à Save to Photos.
  8. The GoPro files are now on your phone and you can view them in the Photos app.

To save battery on your GoPro you may want to turn Wireless Connection off again on the GoPro.

MyRaceLab Upload Session Data

Now that the GoPro files are transferred to the phone it is simple to upload to MyRaceLab.  

Refer to Upload Centre guide for step-by-step instruction.

Viewing the Session

When the session data processing and save is complete, the session will appear in the Career Screen (Hint: In the Career Screen slide down to refresh).