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
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.
*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?
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.
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
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:
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.
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.
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
The image above has a perfect height-to-width ratio (circles appear round)
Image is too narrow. You can now “stretch” images which appear compressed
Resulting Image on FinishLynx Screen, Bitmaps and Printouts
Image is too wide. You can now “compress” images which appear stretched.
Resulting Image on FinishLynx Screen, Bitmaps and Printouts