Monthly Archives: January 2010

Tachyon Takes on the Snow!

To all Skiers, Snowboarders, & Snowmobilers

Tachyon, Inc. has the perfect helmet camera for all of you!  What’s the best part about skiing, boarding & sledding?  Is it the rush of flying down the mountain? Is it savoring those moments as you carve up your favorite run on a beautiful day? Or is it bragging to your buddies that you landed a rodeo 720? You don’t have to leave those moments to just memory anymore. The 2010 Tachyon XC and the Tachyon XC Micro helmet cameras will help you capture and hold onto theses moments forever.

From the time the lifts open until well into happy-hour, the 2010 Tachyon XC will allow you to shoot up to 10 hours of continuous, hands-free video, in cold-weather conditions, without ever changing the batteries or the SD card.*  Although the Tachyon XC will not protect your hands from frostbite, you won’t have to worry about removing your gloves to use the camera; it comes with an easy to use, one-button remote control.**

Both the 2010 Tachyon XC and XC Micro are extremely versatile and tough cameras that are housed in waterproof cases, protected from everything from a light drizzle, to your worst spill as you tumble down a double-black diamond (…not like that would ever happen).  They both utilize a high-dynamic-light-sensor that allows them to record crystal clear footage in both the extreme bright white on the peak during a sunny day and in the deafening darkness while night-skiing.  It also adjusts almost instantaneously the quickly changing light/dark conditions caused by trees, the mountain, clouds, and abominable snowmen.  The ninety degree wide-angle lens hits that “sweet spot” of human vision,  allowing the viewers to see nearly everything that the user does without  any sort of warping caused by some lenses that are “too wide”.

One final bonus is that the cameras are plug-and-play with Mac & PC, so playing, editing, and uploading videos is extremely easy; no software or downloads are needed!  Share the memories as soon as possible by uploading them to websites like YouTube or Vimeo.  Although we know your Mom believes you landed a double frontflip nosegrab, once your videos are on YouTube, your friends will too!

So whether you’re  barreling down the slopes, hitting the half-pipe, tearing along a snow-covered forest road or recording your kid’s first ski-trip – as long as you have a Tachyon helmet cam, you’ll be sure to keep those truly magical moments from the mountains with you in more than just memory.

*Tachyon, Inc. recommends Energizer Ultimate Lithium batteries. Size AA for the 2010 Tachyon XC allows over 10 hours of record time in cold weather conditions.  The 2010 Tachyon XC accepts up to a 32GB SDHC memory card allowing 16 hours of VGA video on a single card. Size AAA for the Tachyon XC Micro allows over 4 hours of record time in cold weather conditions. The Tachyon XC Micro accepts up to a 32GB Micro SDHC memory card.

**The Tachyon XC Micro does not have a remote control, but has a simple, one-button, design for easy use.

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Tachyon, Inc. is now accredited by the Better Business Bureau

The Better Business Bureau (BBB), founded in 1912, is a corporation consisting of several private business franchises of local BBB organizations based in the United States and Canada.

They are an independent, third party that ranks over 3 million North American businesses based on a comprehensive set of practices on how businesses should treat the public. They exist so that consumers and businesses alike have an unbiased source to guide them on matters of trust.

The BBB gathers and reports information on a business’ reliability, alerts the public to fraud against consumers and businesses, provides information on ethical business practice, and acts as mutually trusted intermediaries between consumers and businesses to resolve disputes.

What does this mean for Tachyon, Inc.’s customers and products?

Tachyon Inc., Better Business Bureau

Tachyon Inc.'s Rating by the BBB

Tachyon Inc., maker of the Tachyon XC range of helmet cams,  is honored to have been given a grade of A-.  We are seriously committed to the Better Business Bureau’s standards of integrity, trust, and honest business practice. We will always work as diligently as possible for our customers.  Our goal is at all times to provide our customers with the highest quality products and outstanding service.

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User Video Trailer – Video Clips Wanted!

All 2010 Tachyon XC and Micro users are invited to send us clips of your video so that we can put together a killer video trailer made up of your own videos.

If you would like to participate, please find the most interesting, dramatic, or funny 15 or 20-second clip (or clips if you have several different activities) that you have filmed. It may even be something that we haven’t seen posted yet.

1. Cut the clip out of the original footage.
2. Be sure to keep the new file to the original format (640X480) so that I can edit them all together more easily.
3. Don’t compress the clips when you save them. This may result in loss of quality.
4. Give the saved file either your real name, or your YouTube or Vimeo name. Otherwise it would be very confusing to receive many files with the same name. And this will make it more easy for when I put your name in the credits!
5. To send the file to me, please go to this free site for transferring big files:
6. Enter my address as the recipient:

That’s all it takes.

Thanks in advance for your help. There is no way we could do this without you!

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