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Does Nick use Ezdok in his NGX videos?

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Just been watching Nick's videos again and I love how he is able to pan around the cockpit with ease. I find TrackIR to be a bit awkward when operating the overhead etc. You have to enable/disable, move your head in the air, look at the screen. It's a bit like rubbing your belly and patting your head at the same time! Don't get me wrong, TIR is amazing for in-flight viewing, but when doing a cold start I'd prefer for things to be more 'static'. Is the way he pans around the cockpit/external view something that is built into the NGX or is he using Ezdok in order to pan around? If it's the latter then I may have to invest. Apologies if this has been alluded to in another thread. I did have a search but couldn't find anything.

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I think he uses both track ir and ezdok. EZDOK acts like a moveable camera which you can move around the cockpit. Track ir is your head moving up down, tilting, forward and back.

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Super, thanks for the conformation guys. Presumably the mouse or a secondary joystick can be used to 'move' the camera around??

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Super, thanks for the conformation guys. Presumably the mouse or a secondary joystick can be used to 'move' the camera around??
Middle mouse button for panning without TIR and the arrow keys for moving the camera view. You can also set new views and have views where TIR is disabled just for that view alone.For instance I usualy have a view of the CDU on the MD11 that I can switch to using a single button that both disables TIR and all the movment effects so its easier to input data. The great thing about Ezdok is its possible to edit the camera view on the fly using the Num2 key to start the edit, move the camera and then num2 again to save it. it will always come back to the new view. If you decide to get a copy go into your Track Ir folder and find 2 files called simconnect.manifest and simmconnectSP2.manifest and rename them (I call mine simmconnectBAK.maifest for example so I know what they are. This stops FSX from trying to connect directly to the Track IR software. Ezdok uses its own system that connects Track IR directly to EZdok and then to FSX.

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Excellent info Andy, thanks for that. Think I'll grab myself a copy ready for the NGX's arrival.

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Does Ezdok have an impact on frames? Thanks,Christos
No

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I'll admit at first I was skeptic.I figured why make new camera angles for the VC cockpit when I could just pull up 2D panels. But after buying EZdok and making the new camera angles, it's a lot more realistic then pulling up some static flat 2D image.Being able to customize each camera for vibration/motion and TIR toggling is a huge plus. Took me forever to get a vibration profile I was happy with for the ground/air in the Level-D 767, but now it's great.Rolling down the runway gives considerable head jerking, but once it's wheels up it's that smooth feeling with that ever so slight air turbulence you always get no matter how clear it is. Flying through a thunderstorm may not go over well with motion sick folks.Grab your Dramamine!

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I'll admit at first I was skeptic.I figured why make new camera angles for the VC cockpit when I could just pull up 2D panels. But after buying EZdok and making the new camera angles, it's a lot more realistic then pulling up some static flat 2D image.Being able to customize each camera for vibration/motion and TIR toggling is a huge plus. Took me forever to get a vibration profile I was happy with for the ground/air in the Level-D 767, but now it's great.Rolling down the runway gives considerable head jerking, but once it's wheels up it's that smooth feeling with that ever so slight air turbulence you always get no matter how clear it is. Flying through a thunderstorm may not go over well with motion sick folks.Grab your Dramamine!
Hehe, glad your experience is a good one. It sounds like it's a worthy addon and I look forward to having a play around with it this evening. Is there any kind of repository for EZdoK profiles on AVSIM or elsewhere for that matter? Presumably people have made them for the current PMDG aircraft? I'd love to get one set up for the J41.

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Hehe, glad your experience is a good one. It sounds like it's a worthy addon and I look forward to having a play around with it this evening. Is there any kind of repository for EZdoK profiles on AVSIM or elsewhere for that matter? Presumably people have made them for the current PMDG aircraft? I'd love to get one set up for the J41.
I've looked and looked, and no dice.I took the default profile it comes with and adjusted the settings for my needs.

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Guys, I downloaded the MD11 profiles from AOA website, but I dont know where to put them, any ideas? There seems to be 4 files in the zip.

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Guys, I downloaded the MD11 profiles from AOA website, but I dont know where to put them, any ideas? There seems to be 4 files in the zip.
there is just one file out of those you need (im not sure which one atm as im on mylaptop and it does not have ezdok lol) you just need to unzip the files and navigate to them using Ezdok import camera files (or something like that) option. It should only show the file that can be used. Also make sure you have the latest version of Ezdok as I seem to remember when I got mine it was needing to be updated, the latest update is the one that allows a single file to contain all camera views and settings.

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Put only the .xml file onto your profiles folder of Track IR5. That's it. Regards Marc

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I hope you have a better result with Ezdok than I had Ed. Nothing but absolute trouble. About six installs, posts here and there on the forums, the manual read from cover to cover over and over again, but I just could not allocate any views. While without doubt, when it works, it is an amazing add on but it turns out that there are many guys who have experienced exactly the same problems as myself. It is not that difficult to understand once you have read the manual but IMO it is not the most intuitive of programs. While I understand that Ezdok is reported not to have any hit on framerates, I understand that is not the case with TrackIR, can anyone confirm this one way or the other.

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If you decide to get a copy go into your Track Ir folder and find 2 files called simconnect.manifest and simmconnectSP2.manifest and rename them (I call mine simmconnectBAK.maifest for example so I know what they are. This stops FSX from trying to connect directly to the Track IR software. Ezdok uses its own system that connects Track IR directly to EZdok and then to FSX.
Hi, I've just purchased a TrackIR which I'm really enjoying, I also have Ezdoc which I am struggling with. I tried renaming the files you described but now TrackIR doesn't work at all in FSX although I do have the options for TIR ticked within Ezdoc?! Any idea's? Also, I've been trying to find a site that stores the profiles for Ezdoc and/or TrackIR but I've had no luck so far, does anyone know where I can find these?? Thanks guys.

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I'd be surprised if there wasn't a FPS hit of some kind given that there is a bit of processing (by the looks of it) to generate things like the Random head/camera movement. Anywhere where you have filtering and signal processing on a CPU equals processing power. Perhaps the hit is that small though that it isn't noticeable?

Also, I've been trying to find a site that stores the profiles for Ezdoc and/or TrackIR but I've had no luck so far, does anyone know where I can find these??
I too would like to see what others have done.

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Hi, I've just purchased a TrackIR which I'm really enjoying, I also have Ezdoc which I am struggling with. I tried renaming the files you described but now TrackIR doesn't work at all in FSX although I do have the options for TIR ticked within Ezdoc?! Any idea's? Also, I've been trying to find a site that stores the profiles for Ezdoc and/or TrackIR but I've had no luck so far, does anyone know where I can find these?? Thanks guys.
Make sure you have run the EZCA config.exe (run as admin if you use UAC) otherwise it wont work. Then start the Track IR program and unselect trueview tick box and restart TIR client.If you go to the Ezdok program while FSX is running and select a camera view it should show the TIR toggle on in "VIEW CONTROL" , TIR is one of the options and should be on. You will also need to select Transform XYZ in the main Ezdok options. Also make sure you are using v1.17 http://www.simforums...topic37361.html I know its sounds complicated but once is set up you can change cam view and settings on the fly, and its a vast improvement over the original view system. When Ezdok v2 comes things will be much more easy to set up, untill then its requires some setting up,

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Andrew, thanks for the info. I've done all that you've suggested but still no joy, I think the problem is with EZdoc as even when I click on the different views listed in the studio VC page the view doesn't change?! I'm going to try reinstalling EZdoc and see if that corrects the issue. Could someone confirm that disabliing simconnect.manifest and simmconnectSP2.manifest within TrackIR is the correct thing to do? Thanks again.

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I had problems with EzDok and TrackIR. Ezdok would install, but TrackIR wouldn't work, even if I followed the directions to the letter. including the manifest stuff. It occurred when I tried to reinstall EzDok using the setup files that were saved to my hard drive after an initial install. I uninstalled everything and used the installation file that I downloaded straight from the internet. Don't install EzDok with the saved setup file. Try that and if it doesn't work, give me a holler and I'll try to find the original solution on the internet. Robb

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Does EzDok allow to export/import profiles?i.e. you set new cameras and share them with another user.

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Does EzDok allow to export/import profiles?i.e. you set new cameras and share them with another user.
yes you can export the whole file and save it, it includes all camera views and effects.

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yes you can export the whole file and save it, it includes all camera views and effects.
Great, thank you.

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yes you can export the whole file and save it, it includes all camera views and effects.
Is anyone willing to share their J41/MD-11/744 profiles??

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