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FinishLynx 10.03 Software Release

June 21, 2017 – Version 10.03 of the FinishLynx photo-finish timing software is now available and we encourage all Lynx timers to update their software immediately. FinishLynx 10.03 has many new features, including: 

  • RadioLynx performance indicator – displays packet number of the last wireless start signal received
  • LapTime offset – easily syncs laptime device with the official FinishLynx time
  • New scoreboard scripts for Daktronics, Lynx Laptime, and Video Display Module displays
  • Updated German language file
  • New Offline Help Files include a local version of the manual for offline support in (help|contents)
  • Vision PRO Wide Pixels Mode available in 50%, 33%, and 25%
  • Vision PRO Black Levels control the brightness of the darkest portion of the image. Adjusting from zero affects the dynamic range and color saturation
  • F-Mount remote focus control  – New F-mount adapters for Vision PRO cameras offer remote focus control for Nikon lenses with a built-in focus motor
  • New Advanced FinishLynx features (see release notes)
  • Find the finish line feature re-added due to customer demand. YMMV.

See below for a list of the all the relevant downloads. View the release notes PDF and video for more information about each feature. 

FinishLynx Software Downloads & Manuals

FinishLynx 10.03 Video Release Notes

Upgrade Vision Cameras from Home with Instant Upgrade Codes

FinishLynx instant upgrade code screenshot
FinishLynx Instant Upgrade Codes

Version 10 of the FinishLynx sports timing software was released in November 2016 alongside the new high-end Vision PRO camera. Version 10+ brings many new features, one of which is the ability to upgrade camera firmware using special one-time redemption codes. We call this feature Instant Upgrades. Now many of the most popular camera upgrades can be enabled right from your computer.

When you purchase a compatible Vision upgrade, you will receive a digital code via email that can be redeemed immediately. Simply type the code inside FinishLynx to instantly activate the new add-on. You no longer need to ship your Vision camera back to the Lynx headquarters to enable features like LuxBoost, VDM, PLC, and other popular add-ons. Save time, save shipping costs, and save headaches with Instant Upgrades.

Simply update your FinishLynx software to version 10.01 or later to enable instant upgrades today. See the table below for a full list of compatible add-ons. 

Upgrade OptionPart Number5L500 Vision
5L600 Vision PRO
LuxBoost 45LLUX4Standard Feature
LuxBoost 85LLUX8
Frame Offset5LFO
Electronic Filter5LEFStandard Feature
Video Display Module*5LVDM
Electronic Viewfinder*5LEVF
Phased Light Compensation5LPLC
*Note: The VDM and EVF add-ons require use of the HDMI port on the camera back. As a result, only Vision cameras sold in November 2016 or later are compatible with these add-ons by default. If your Vision was purchased before November 2016, you can ship it back to Lynx for an HDMI hardware upgrade. This will enable compatibility with the VDM and EVF upgrades.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which camera add-ons are not compatible with Instant Upgrades?

Instant Upgrades are only compatible with specific add-ons for Vision-series cameras. At this time, you will still need to send your camera back to Lynx for the following upgrades: Timer-Enabled, High-Resolution, Internal Battery, Internal Level, and all frame rate upgrades (6k, 20k, etc.)

Is my Vision or Vision PRO camera compatible with Instant Upgrades?

Absolutely. Just download the latest version of the FinishLynx timing software (version 10.01 or later) to enable instant upgrades and several other new features. Read more about all the FinishLynx 10 features here.

Why is my older Vision (2014-15) not already compatible with EVF or VDM?

In November 2016 we updated the Vision camera’s HDMI port settings to ensure the reliability of HDMI-connected devices—this update is essential for the VDM and EVF plugins. If you are interested in using the HDMI port on a Vision camera sold before November 2016, you can ship it back to us for an update. Any Vision or Vision PRO camera sold between November 2016 and today is already compatible with these plugins.

Looking for more FinishLynx tinkering to do from your couch? Visit our blog post on how to repair/replace your Remote Positioner motors at home. And visit the FinishLynx YouTube Channel to watch setup and support videos for every skill level. 

New FinishLynx 10 Software & 20,000 fps Vision PRO Camera

Vision PRO Photo-finish sports timing camera
Vision PRO Camera

The Most Powerful Sports Timing Camera Ever Made

We’re excited to announce two new product releases: The EtherLynx Vision PRO camera and FinishLynx 10. The (5L600) Vision PRO combines all the user-friendly features of the Vision camera, with the speed and power of the EtherLynx PRO. The Vision PRO immediately replaces the older EtherLynx PRO (5L300) as the new standard for timing high-speed sporting events like horse and greyhound racing, cycling, and motorsports.

Capture Up To 20,000 Frames Per Second

Chengdu Vision Pro Horse Racing Photo-Finish
Vision PRO Capture

The Vision PRO is, without a doubt, the most powerful sports timing camera ever released. The Vision PRO comes standard with 3,000 fps, but can be upgraded to 6,000 or 20,000 fps.  It builds on key features introduced in 2015 with the Vision camera (like power-over-ethernet and LuxBoost), while adding increased frame rates (3k-20k) and image heights (up to 2048 pixels) making it ideal for timing high velocity finish lines. The camera includes support for features like:

New FinishLynx 10 Timing & Results Software

FinishLynx 10 contains support for a host of new features, including several new add-ons for the Vision and Vision PRO cameras. Some of the major features in version 10.0 include:

  • Double Mode & 20,000 fps captures
  • Auto LuxBoost for LuxBoost-enabled Vision cameras
  • Video Display Module upgrade (output scoreboard data & images via camera HDMI port)
  • Electronic Viewfinder upgrade (Align camera using external video viewfinder)
  • Find & Reboot Vision cameras directly from software
  • Digital Upgrade Codes allow some camera upgrades to be unlocked via download
  • Set Default Total Laps for use with LapTime devices
  • Backwards-Compatible with every FinishLynx camera ever released
NameFile Size
FinishLynx 10.01 Software3 MBDownload
Vision PRO Datasheet715 KBDownload

FinishLynx 10 Video Release Notes 

Learn More About the New Camera, Software, & Add-Ons

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FinishLynx Software Version 9.10 is Now Available

July 22, 2016 – We have just released version 9.10 of the FinishLynx photo-finish sports timing software. Version 9.10 is the first major release in over a year and includes a host of new features. Some of the updates include:

  • New Smart Zoom feature that auto-fits the image in alignment mode
  • Lynx wind gauge feedback to support real time results with Regatta Master.
  • Zero gun test update
  • Easier AGC brightness access
  • Improved Enhance functionality
  • New Image Quick Adjust feature
  • 2 new shortcuts: Alt-B for White Balance and Alt-N for line labels
  • New Image Option defaults (including time tracking and show lines)
  • New scoreboard scripts (uTab3S_wind.lss & DakRTDExtended.lss) & script fields
  • New scoreboard running time controls (Run, Pause, Finish, Stop)
  • New LapTime features (RRS improvement and Edit Split option)
  • New Time Trial Mode improvements (split lines/overlays)
  • Improved “Find Time” flexibility in TT mode
  • Improved scoreboard support of start times for TT mode

View the release notes document for more details, photos, and a list of all the new features. Or check the release notes video below as we walk you through some of the new settings. To update your software, simply download the installer and input your serial number.

Download the Software & View Release Notes

FinishLynx 9.10 Release Notes Video

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Software Update: FinishLynx 8.23 is Now Available

A new version of FinishLynx has been released and is now available for download. FinishLynx version 8.23 contains a number of updates, including support for the new IdentiLynx PRO XS & XR video cameras. FinishLynx 8.23 is free for all Lynx customers and we recommend you update your software in order to take advantage of new features and bug fixes. A full list of features can be found in the software release notes below.

Download FinishLynx Now

New Features in FinishLynx 8.23 Include:

  • The front LED of the 031 IdentiLynx camera is now turned off during boot.
  • This version adds support for the IdentiLynx-XR and IdentiLynx-XS Cameras.
  • Exported video (AVI) files that reach 2GB are now kept instead of being deleted.
  • Fixed a problem with combo boxes on Windows 8.
  • Hidden setting comments can now be formatted with newlines. The comment for MainFont takes advantage of this.

Introducing the FinishLynx 8.2 Software Update

FinishLynx Version 8.2

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Key New Features

Scroll wheel.

mouse scroll wheel

You can now use the mouse scroll wheel to scroll scrollable elements in FinishLynx (lists and the image windows). For simple lists, scrolling the mouse wheel will move the list up or down. In the image window, it will move the image backwards or forwards (left and right).

The image scrolling works with both EtherLynx images, and IdentiLynx video frames.

Aspect ratio control.

Note: All the changes in the presentation of the image of this feature are reversable, and do not affect the timing precision of the original image


Normal Aspect Image

The image above has a perfect height-to-width ratio (circles appear round)

Too Narrow Image

Normal Aspect Image

Image is too narrow. You can now “stretch” images which appear compressed

Resulting Image on FinishLynx Screen, Bitmaps and Printouts

Too Wide Aspect Ration

Normal Aspect Image
Image is too wide. You can now “compress” images which appear stretched. Resulting Image on FinishLynx Screen, Bitmaps and Printouts