Tutorial: Copying video files from external cameras to your phone

RaceChrono Pro supports linking video files to your sessions from virtually any external camera, as long as the video file format is supported by your phone. You can create the links (or sync points) by using the GoPro remote control feature, or by creating the links manually. Which ever method you choose, you will still need to copy the actual video files over to your phone or tablet.

If you’re using GoPro 4/5 remote control feature, you have the easy option of downloading the files directly from the camera, but for any other camera this guide will come in handy.

iPhone/iPad: Importing video files using Apple’s memory card reader

  1. Purchase Apple’s memory card reader, it’s relatively affordable at $29 / 35 EUR.
  2. Place your video files under /DCIM folder (or it’s subfolders) on the memory card. If you used the memory card on your camera, the video files it recorded should already be in the correct location.
  3. Unlock your iOS device and plug-in the memory card reader. An import screen should appear. Select the files you want to import and tap “Import”.
  4.  The imported videos will appear to “Videos” album in the Photos app. Select the files and add them to an album named “RaceChrono”.
  5. The video files in “RaceChrono” album will be available under “Photos app” in RaceChrono’s video list.

iPhone/iPad: Importing video files using iTunes

  1. Open iTunes and go to your device. Open “Settings > Photos” from the left hand menu.
  2. Enable “Sync photos” and “Include videos”.
  3. Select “Copy photos from” folder of your choosing.
  4. Copy your video files to the folder in 3) and select “Sync”.
  5.  The imported videos will appear to an album named according the folder in step 3) in the Photos app. Select the files and add them to an album named “RaceChrono”.
  6. The video files in “RaceChrono” album will be available under “Photos app” in RaceChrono’s video list.

Android: Importing video files through USB-cable

Notice: The operation will vary for each manufacturer and Android version. This is how it works in (near) standard Android 6.0.

  1. Connect your phone to your PC or Mac with USB cable.
  2. Select “USB charging” from the status curtain, and “File Transfer (MTP)” from the pop-up dialog.
  3. Windows: Your Android device should now appear as a drive in “This PC”.
  4. MacOS: Download and open “Android File Transfer” application from Google.
  5. Copy your video files under /DCIM/RaceChrono/ folder (in Internal Storage), under /Android/data/com.racechrono.pro/files/Movies/RaceChrono/ (RaceChrono Pro – in External Storage), or under /Android/data/com.racechrono.app/files/Movies/RaceChrono/ (RaceChrono with Pro upgrade – in External Storage). Notice the folders are case sensitive, and you might need to create the folders beyond /Android/data/ before copying the files.
  6. The video files in folders in 5) will be available under “Internal storage” or “External storage” in RaceChrono’s video list.