Clay Shooting USA Magazine Looks at a New Digital-Age Shooting Tool – GunCam for Clays

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By Dana Farrell

There’s a new player in the digital, gun mounted camera arena. Tachyon Inc. has released the 2018 GunCam for clays and hunting – a feature packed and easy to use, barrel mounted video and audio recorder that sells for $300.​

Tachyon launched their first product line 10 years ago, with models focused on motorcycles, bicycling, law enforcement and military applications. The company’s product is currently popular in the pistol and 3 Gun shooting arena using a hat mounted version.
USPSA, IDPA, IPSC, and 3 Gun competitors and trainers find it valuable for diagnosis of technique and use it to improve their scores. Seeing an opportunity in the shotgun market, the company was introduced to University of Maryland Shotgun Team coach Anne Mauro by World Champion pistol shooter Julie Golob. A shotgun mounted camera was a new concept to Tachyon at that time, so in 2015 Ms. Mauro helped the company develop the shotgun version of their camera.

Today’s lightweight, 2nd generation model 2018 GunCam is the direct result of that product development partnership with Ms. Mauro.

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Feature Packed

The latest version of the GunCam, weighing in at five ounces, is WiFi equipped, and can wirelessly stream to any iOS, Android, Mac and PC device either in real time, or in playback fashion.
Video can be recorded with or without crosshairs, in Quatro HD-30 fps or 1080p HD-60 fps.
Recordings at 60 frames per second are fast enough to show the shot cloud on many recordings, making it easier to identify the cause when you miss.

One charge, which is done via the provided USB cord, lasts three hours. An on board micro SD is used to hold recordings and can be removed to transfer files to a computer, if so desired. Micro SD cards as large as 128GB are compatible.
The GunCam comes with a rubber padded, universal mount that works for 12G, 20G, 28G and .410 bore shotguns.
A mechanical ball joint type swivel mechanism allows easy crosshair alignment, which is done using a hex wrench.

The user mounts the lens around five and a half inches from the muzzle, points at an object while streaming to a viewing device, and manually turns the camera on its swivel mount until crosshairs are lined up with the point of impact.

The unit is then tightened down securely. Rubber padding eliminates the chance of marring of barrels, and when properly mounted the unit is not visible to the user when gun is mounted.

Dove, waterfowl, and upland bird hunters will like the option of crosshairs-free recording.

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Ease of Use

Operation is simple. An audible beep is emitted when the unit is turned on, and red and green LEDs show the record/pause status.
Another button activates the WiFi function, and a third button toggles between 30 and 60 frames per second.
Once recording, one tap pauses, and another tap resumes the recording process.
Playback to iOS and Android phones and tablets can be done with a free software app called RoadCam.
High quality audio is captured as well. Tachyon recommends MAC and PC users use VLC, a free video/audio software that allows a high degree of playback speed and zooming adjustment. Using VLC, playback can be advanced one frame at a time if desired, speed can be adjusted in various increments, and zooming is easy.

University of Maryland shotgun team coach and NRA certified instructor Anne Mauro says,

“GunCam’s field of target reference, excellent visual definition, and long recording time is an outstanding training tool that I use and highly recommend as a shotgun coach and competitor. After practice and before a tournament, reviewing footage of properly executed shots helps greatly to reinforce a positive sight picture in one’s memory, thus leading to successful scores.”

Shotgun instructors will find the GunCam a valuable tool when working with new shooters to illustrate sight pictures required for various target presentations. As Ms. Mauro stated, more experienced shooters will find it helpful for positive reinforcement and handy for recalling shots for mental visualization purposes.

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Tachyon GunCam Introduce New GunCam for Clays & Hunting

The new Tachyon GunCam has been designed to secure on 12, 20, 28 gauge, pump action, O/U and semiautomatic shotguns without modification of the gun and without danger of scratching.

Wi-Fi Streaming is a big plus for shooters who can play back their shots immediately on their phones or tablets without leaving the field. This allows them to correct any mistakes they discover, right there on the range. Coaches will also be impressed with how this will allow them to view their students’ shooting with a live feed directly from the barrel of their students’ guns.

Our new adjustable mount enables users to fine tune the camera’s aim for different shooting situations. The lightness of both camera and mount will not affect the gun’s balance, and the position will be completely out of the shooter’s line of sight.

With easy one-touch pause and resume recording, there is no need to slam hard on your gun to activate the camera. 

These Team USA Champion Shooters use Tachyon GunCam for Clays

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Caitlin Connor – Team USA, Six-Time World Cup Medalist – Skeet

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Dale Royer – Team USA World Championship Team – Trap

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Tachyon GunCam for Clays & Hunting: Adjustable Mount for different guns, disciplines, and distances.

Tachyon GunCam for Clay & Hunting is the perfect camera for shooting coaches when training the next generation of shooters.

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“GunCam’s field of target reference, 

excellent visual definition, and long recording time is an outstanding training tool that I use and highly recommend as ashotgun coach and competitor.

“After practice and before a tournament, reviewing footage of properly executed shots helps greatly to reinforce a positive sight picture in one’s memory, thus leading to successful scores.”

ANNE MAURO
USA Shooting, NRA National Coach Development Staff,
Head Coach University of Maryland Shotgun Sports Team

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Tachyon GunCam for Clays & Hunting: One-Touch Pause & Resume Recording

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Tachyon GunCam for Clays & Hunting: Record in FHD or QHD, with or without Crosshairs. 1080p at 60 fps

The Tachyon GunCam for Clays & Hunting is also the perfect tool for bringing back video of your hunts.

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What do customers have to say?

“Thanks to Tachyon GunCam, I improved from 69% to 91% in three months, and won the Bronze Medal at the 2018 Skeet Nationals in Australia!!”
– Dimitris

“Big thumbs up! The cross hair is much better and the “Pause” feature is great. It really helps editing shots from the Trap range. No more need to note shot times and trim a 15 minute video! Thank you, thank you, thank you.”
– Bill G.
New Smyrna Beach, FL

“We had a club shoot today and we were just looking at the videos. The camera is fantastic. It works extremely well and when combined with the program you suggest it is so easy to see what is going on.
I have identified two big things that I need to work on correcting…one picture is worth a thousand words!”
Many Thanks!
– Pam & Jeff W

Included in the Box Clays Cam

The NEW Tachyon GunCam for Clays & Hunting is Available at our Website NOW for $299.99.

Tachyon GunCam is the proud sponsor of NSSA/NSCA, US Open, World Skeet, and The National.

Designed and Assembled in the USA

 

 

 

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Tachyon GunCam to Introduce New 2018 GunCam for Clays & Hunting at the 2018 NSCA US Open

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2018 NSCA US Open
$100,000 Cash and Prizes. 7800 W. Old Ajo Highway, Tucson, AZ

From April 8-15 at Coyote Springs in Tucson, AZ, Tachyon GunCam is a proud sponsor and will be unveiling our Brand-New 2018 GunCam for Clays & Hunting.

Be sure to stop by the Vendor Mall to visit us and take a look at and pick up our Gun Camera or pre-order our New 2018 GunCam model. It is designed specifically for clay shooters, with many great new features for 2018.

Brand New Features:

Video Options:
     • QHD-30 frames per second (Quatro HD = 4 times the resolution of HD)
     • FHD-6O frames per second (high frame rate better shows your shot string)
• Special Tighter Lens & Adjustable Mount Designed for Shotgun Sports & Hunting
• Playback on Mac, PC, iOS & Android Phones and Tablets
• Wi-Fi Stream Recording & Playback 
• One-Tap Pause & Resume Recording
• Includes Adjustable Mounting for 12, 20, 28 Gauge or .410 Bore Shotguns
• 3 Hrs. Recording on Internal Battery or 12 Hours + with Optional 128GB Card & Power Bank
• Shock & Weather Resistant. Reliable & Rugged

• User-Friendly, One-Button Operation

Shooting coaches will be especially impressed with our new Wi-Fi connectivity, which will allow them to view their students’ shooting on phones or tablets with a live feed directly from the barrel of their students’ guns.  And they’ll have their lessons reinforced when they play back the video so their students can see very clear evidence of what was done wrong and what was done right.

Phone and TabletStream and Playback on Mac, PC, iOS & Android Phones and Tablets.

“GunCam’s field of target reference, excellent visual definition, and long recording time is an outstanding training tool that I use and highly recommend as a shotgun coach and competitor.
During practice and before tournaments, reviewing footage of properly executed shots helps greatly to reinforce a positive sight picture in one’s memory, thus leading to successful scores.”
ANNE MAURO
Head Coach, University of Maryland Shotgun Sports Team
USA Shooting, NRA National Coach Development Staff
USA Shooting, NRA Advanced Shotgun Coach Level 3
NSCA Certified Instructor
 

 

 

 

The GunCam will capture video for all of your shooting, both in practice or in competition. There is no better tool for improving your scores than seeing your shots recorded straight from the barrel of your gun.

The current GunCam can be purchased at the Vendor Mall at the event, and also at our website and Amazon for just $229.99. We ship internationally!

 Included in the Box Clays Cam

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GunCam for Clays & Hunting New Software

GunCam for Clays & Hunting announces new software to greatly enhance your shooting videos.

GunCam for Clays & Hunting now offers two new enhancements for your shooting videos:
For your free update, please contact support@tachyoninc.com with the subject: GunCam for Clays Software Update.

New Crosshairs:
These new crosshairs improve the visibility against the variety of backgrounds most commonly encountered when shooting.

New Cross Sky

The crosshairs stand out well against the bright sky, helping students to know how well they are leading their targets.

New Cross Woods

The darker and more difficult background of sporting clays is also no problem with the new two-color crosshairs.

New Auto-Shutoff Feature
With our new auto-shutoff feature, you will never have to worry if you have accidentally turned off your camera when you thought that you were turning it on. Now you just turn it on before you begin shooting your station and it will automatically shut off 30 seconds later.

Because you have better things to think about than what your camera is doing.

There is no need to snap your gun closed or open with the correct force or to move it with the correct speed and acceleration.

Another bonus is that your file sizes will all be of consistent size and length, making it very easy to search out every station for later viewing and critique.

If you prefer to shut off your camera manually, we still support that option, It is all controlled by a single switch.

Crosshair Alignment
As before, there is no need for users to manually adjust the crosshairs. When you mount your camera to your gun, the mechanical design of the camera will automatically align it correctly.

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Tachyon GunCam to Show GunCam for Clays at 2017 World English Championship

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From April 25 to April 30, 2017 Tachyon GunCam will be presenting our GunCam for Clays at the 2017 World English Sporting Championship, taking place at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio Texas.

Be sure to stop by the Vendor Mall to visit us and take a look at and pick up our new Gun Camera. It is designed specifically for clay shooters.

And as for shooting coaches, they will have their lessons reinforced when their students can see very clear video evidence of what was done wrong and what was done right.

The GunCam will capture video for all of your shooting, both in practice or in competition. There is no better tool for improving your scores than seeing your shots recorded straight from the barrel of your gun.

“GunCam’s field of target reference, excellent visual definition, and long recording time is an outstanding training tool that I use and highly recommend as a shotgun coach and competitor.
After practice and before a tournament, reviewing footage of properly executed shots helps greatly to reinforce a positive sight picture in one’s memory, thus leading to successful scores.”

ANNE MAURO
Head Coach, University of Maryland Shotgun Sports Team
USA Shooting, NRA National Coach Development Staff
USA Shooting, NRA Advanced Shotgun Coach Level 3
NSCA Certified Instructor

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GunCam can be purchased at the Vendor Mall at the event, but also at our website for just $229.99. We ship internationally!

While at the Vendor Mall, visit our good friends CeCa Associates, the makers of our favorite custom hand-molded ear plugs, and Best Ballistic Equipment & Sports Technology for the highest quality custom-made shooting vests.

And thanks to all of our friends and customers who have supported us over the past month of competitions in San Antonio.

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Tachyon GunCam: University of Maryland Shotgun Sports Team Takes Trophy

ACUI Trophy Female Sporting Clays Invitational

Tachyon GunCam offers its congratulations to the University of Maryland Shotgun Sports Team for its success at the just completed ACUI Collegiate Clay Target Championships. They took 1st Place for Females in the Sporting Clays Invitational.

This team is the very first to use our GunCam for Clays in their training.

GunCam for Clays works closely with their head coach, Anne Mauro, who says that it is an essential tool to reinforce her instructions. Nothing beats seeing clear video of what you are doing wrong and what you are doing right.

“GunCam’s field of target reference, excellent visual definition, and long recording time is an outstanding training tool that I use and highly recommend as a shotgun coach and competitor.

After practice and before a tournament, reviewing footage of properly executed shots helps greatly to reinforce a positive sight picture in one’s memory, thus leading to successful scores.”

Coaches and shooters from other teams stopped by our booth and showed great interest in the GunCam for Clays. We are sure that the cameras they are taking back with them will have an impact on their training and their future successes.

Tachyon GunCam for Clays mounts easily and securely beneath the barrel of your gun. It is light, but rugged, and invisible from the shooter’s point of view.

Our software imposes crosshairs in the center of the Full-HD 1080p video, showing you where your gun is pointed. We mechanically designed the camera’s casing so that when mounted it will consistently point to the same spot, ensuring that videos of your shooting will be will be an accurate learning tool.

Note that the GunCam for Clays will not have the same perfection of accuracy that is required with a sniper rifle and scope, but it will be accurate enough for shotgun work and be consistent.

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Tachyon GunCam at the ACUI Collegiate Clay Target Championships

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From March 28 to April 2, 2017 Tachyon GunCam will be presenting our GunCam for Clays at the ACUI Collegiate Clay Target Championships, taking place at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio Texas.

Tachyon GunCam is a proud sponsor of this event.


Be sure to stop by the Vendor Mall to visit us and take a look at and pick up our new Gun Camera. It is designed specifically for sporting clays, skeet, trap, and five stand shooters.
Shooting coaches will have their lessons reinforced when their students can see very clear video evidence of what was done wrong and what was done right.

The GunCam will capture video for all of your shooting, both in practice or in competition. There is no better learning tool than seeing your shots recorded straight from the barrel of your gun.

“GunCam’s field of target reference, excellent visual definition, and long recording time is an outstanding training tool that I use and highly recommend as a shotgun coach and competitor.
After practice and before a tournament, reviewing footage of properly executed shots helps greatly to reinforce a positive sight picture in one’s memory, thus leading to successful scores.”

ANNE MAURO
Head Coach, University of Maryland Shotgun Sports Team
USA Shooting, NRA National Coach Development Staff
USA Shooting, NRA Advanced Shotgun Coach Level 3
NSCA Certified Instructor

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GunCam for Clays can be purchased at the Vendor Mall at the event, but also at our website, for just $229.99. We ship internationally!

While there, visit our good friends CeCa Associates, the makers of our favorite custom hand-molded ear plugs, and Best Ballistic Equipment & Sports Technology for the highest quality custom-made shooting vests.

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