Eagle Eye Interface

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Eagle Eye is a video system for timing track meets. The system has software that translates the video into text files that HY-TEK's Eagle Eye Interface can read. The Eagle Eye software can be run on either the HY-TEK computer or a second computer. If a second computer is used, the two computers must be networked for file sharing. The Eagle Eye software creates and writes result files to the hard drive. This data folder is usually c:\tfmeets6 on the HY-TEK computer, but really can be any folder on any drive. Consult the Eagle Eye software manual for how to set the Eagle Eye to write to the MM data folder or any other folder and see below for how to tell MM what folder to use.

 

Software Set-up Within MEET MANAGER

Click Set-up / Photo Finish Interface and select Eagle Eye Scholastic or Eagle Eye Pro Interface.

 

SetupPhotFinIntEagleEye

 

Operation

After selecting one of the Eagle Eye options as the photo finish system, go to the Run Menu and at the top click Interfaces / Photo Finish - Eagle Eye / Change Data Location. Pick the location where Eagle Eye will create and store the result files. Normally this would be c:\tfmeets6, but it can be any folder on any drive. With Eagle Eye Pro you can also create start lists for the Pro version to read.
In the Run Menu, you select an event, round, and heat so that it is displayed on the screen.  Click Get Times or press F3 to have MM search the result files created by the Eagle Eye system. If a file is found that matches the event, heat and round, the results are read and instantly entered on screen and into the database. If there are discrepancies between the results file and what MM expects, you will be immediately notified of all discrepancies and given the opportunity to make corrections. After making corrections, like adding an extra competitor to the heat, click Get Times again.
After you are finished with a heat, click the Next Heat button (F5) and then click Get Times to get the next heat's results.  If you press Ctrl-F3, the actual contents of the Eagle Eye results file will be displayed.
If there are events Un-Seeded, you click Ctrl-H in the Run Menu to add a new heat and then click Get Times to import the heat results and MM will create the heat for you. This assumes the competitors are already entered in MM and have unique competitor numbers. If the event is a relay and the event is Un-Seeded, the Eagle Eye system must enter the MM 4 letter team abbreviation in the ID field.