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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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A shipment of 1600 Tachyon Micro cameras was lost in 2011, but recently they have been appearing in markets such as Amazon and ebay or other auction sites. We have reported this repeatedly to Amazon, but to no avail. We are hoping that they will take action on this matter.

We feel that we need to warn customers not to buy these cameras, as they are long past support from our company and we seriously doubt that you will receive any support from the illegitimate seller. If you have purchased one of these, you should immediately return them for a refund and let the place where you bought them know the reason for your return.


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The World’s Best Biker Cam now Rolls in Full HD 1080p

Bikers can roll down the highway, capturing scenery, bikes, and buddies in full, wide-screen HD 1080p. The BikerCam HD 1080p is engineered for shooting forward in outdoor areas, rather than in close, enclosed areas where a fisheye lens is needed. BikerCam’s image therefore looks more natural, with distant objects not too small to see and close objects not distorted.

For continuous recording while riding, the BikerCam can connect to your bike’s power via the included 3’ USB cable and the bike’s USB or 12V socket. The package includes a 12V adaptor plug.
When connected to your bike’s power, the BikerCam will start up and start recording whenever you turn on your power. It will then stop recording and turn off when you power down your engine. When you are recording the cable will continuously charge your BikerCam, removing the need to worry about battery power.

There is also no need to worry about the space remaining on your memory card because BikerCam makes use of looping technology to overwrite you oldest files with your most recent videos. This allows you to run your camera nonstop and remove important video files only when you feel the need to preserve a recording.

An optional time & date stamp reminds you of when your video was taken.

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  • The World’s smallest & lightest 1080p Full-HD Biker Camera
  • 1080p Full-HD Super-Sharp Video, shoots wide-screen videos without fisheye distortion.
  • Auto-Start & Stop recording at ignition and shutdown of engine.
  • Continuous charging while recording.
  • 1/3″ CMOS High-dynamic sensor & high-speed CPU. For quick light transition & low-light night riding.
  • Looped recording automatically overwrites older files.
  • 2+ hours 1080p recording on Lithium rechargeable battery. Longer recording time on 720p.
  • Rain/Dustproof cover.
  • Optional time and date stamp.
  • Patented 8-direction mounting system.

Included with the BikerCam System are the BikerCam HD 1080p camera, Quick-Release Handlebar Mount, 3 foot USB Charging Cable & 12V adapter, Rainproof Cover, Contour Mount for helmet mounting, Tripod Mount, Clip Mount, safety tether, and a strip of 3M Dual-Lock Fastener.


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“Now I’m a pretty technical guy and can figure out how to work just about anything, however I prefer the things I use to be as simple as possible, and the TACHYON BikerCam is just that… SIMPLE.”

“Overall based on price, video quality, ease of use, and accessories included – I find the TACHYON BikerCam one of the best values on the market for a motorcycle/helmet mounted video camera.”
– – The Ultimate Biker Website

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BikerCam as a Dash Cam

Since most bikers also drive, they will be pleased to know that the BikerCam makes a terrific dash cam. As when mounted on your bike, it will start and stop recording along with the ignition and shutdown of the engine. An optional time & date stamp reminds you of exactly when your video was taken.

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BikerCam System can be purchased online for $229.99 from our website:, or from Amazon.

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BikerCam by Tachyon Enables Riders to Get Over 17 Hours of Continuous HD Recording

bikercam, tachyon, biker video, motorcycle videoTachyon, Inc. has developed a way for motorcycle video enthusiasts to get nearly unlimited recording time while riding. With the BikerCam’s 12V Charge n’ Record Charger connecting the camera to the bike, the camera will receive continuous power that will charge the BikerCam while it is recording.

Other motorcycle cameras currently on the market offer a battery life of only 1 to 2 hours of recording time. This forces riders to either stop often to recharge, or to accept missing recording most of the ride. But the BikerCam, connected to the 12V Charge n’ Record Charger, wires directly to the bike’s 12V socket for unlimited power. Other cameras will also face the problem of a full memory card. But the BikerCam is equipped with looped-recording technology that begins recording over the oldest files once the card is full. A 64GB memory card (sold separately) will give the rider over 17 hours of video before the card is full. This enables the rider to focus on riding and to forget the camera, only downloading files when necessary to save something special. When removed from the handlebar mount and unplugged from the charger, the fully charged camera can also be used to record videos away from the bike, for another 4.5 hours.

bikercam, tachyon, biker video, motorcycle videoBikerCam utilizes a wide-angle lens that captures more of the road and other vehicles, without the undesired fish-eye effect, produced by other cameras. It is the perfect camera for those long road trips and for recording the beautiful scenery and winding roads. Record all of the rallies, not just the highlights. Record the whole trip to Sturgis on one card, or get all the action at Daytona Beach without taking time out to recharge the camera. And with the video time stamp, the time and date will appear on the video, for future reference.

BikerCam, with its contour mount, will easily mount to helmets or fenders. And when attached to its Quick-Release Handlebar Mount, can also mount to the motorcycle’s handlebars, engine guards, sissy bars, or racks. The Quick-Release Handlebar Mount is designed to remain securely attached to the bike, while the camera can be easily removed from the mount at any time. Once removed from the bike, the camera can be used as a dash cam in a car, a security camera at home, and much more.
Included with each BikerCam is a Rainproof Cover which will protect it from rain, dust, and flying stones. Charging and mounting the camera are unaffected when using the cover.

bikercam, tachyon, biker video, motorcycle videoBikerCam is also capable of taking time-lapse photos. One photo will be taken every two seconds. Each photo is time and date stamped, which is extremely useful when there is a need for documenting unsafe drivers or accidents.
Like all Tachyon cameras, the BikerCam could not be easier to use. It is ready to go right out of the box and its simple, one-button operation eliminates any confusion for its users. The cameras are also capable of plug-and-play on a PC or a Mac.

The BikerCam only weighs 1.7 oz and boasts the patented 8-way mounting system which allows for an unparalleled range of mounting positions, allowing the user to rotate the camera through the 12, 9, 6, and 3 o’clock positions, as well as forwards or backwards. And this can all be accomplished very easily while the BikerCam rests in the mount.

bikercam, tachyon, biker video, motorcycle videoBikerCam makes use of a built-in lithium rechargeable battery, which is ideal for riding in the cold, or shooting other action sports such as snowmobiling or snowboarding. This internal battery, tightly enclosed within the case, is designed to prevent loss of footage due to shock when engaging in extreme activities.
Standard mounts for the BikerCam are the Contour Mount, for mounting to curved surfaces such as the side or tops of helmets or fenders, a standard Tripod Mount that will attach to any ¼-20 inch universal tripod screw, and a Clip Mount with multiple angles of rotation making it perfect for caps, collars, straps, and do-rags.

Gun owners may also want to check out the Tachyon, Inc. Picatinny Rail Mount and GunCam® accessories.

The BikerCam System, which includes the camera, the Contour, Tripod, and Clip Mounts, the 12V Charge n’ Record Charger, and the Quick-Release Handlebar Mount, can be purchased for only $189.99 from the Tachyon website.

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About Tachyon, Inc.
Lewisville, TX based Tachyon Inc., is the premier innovator of durable, extreme helmet cameras. The Tachyon camera’s ease-of-use, durability, recording time and quality, make Tachyon the trusted and go-to helmet camera source for people who engage in a wide-range of extreme activities.

Tachyon, Inc. is an accredited member of the Better Business Bureau.
Tachyon®, GunCam®, and BikerCam™ are registered trademarks of Tachyon, Inc.

PR Contact:
Chris Whitehouse

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What is the Only Camera in the World that Can Mount to Every Type of Gun?

Lewisville, TX – The Tachyon OPS line of cameras (OPS & OPS HD) are the only camera that can mount every type of gun. The OPS cameras, which fully integrate with the GunCam® mounts, are a gun owners dream and couldn’t be easier to use. They have a simple, one-button operation and are plug-and-play with a PC or a Mac.

The GunCam® Picatinny mount allows the camera to securely attach to a gun’s Picatinny rail. Secure mounting at the 6, 9, 12 and 3 o’clock positions on the rails of many types of guns, or on the 6 o’clock position on pistols with rails. The camera can then be mounted facing to the front or back, giving a total of 8 directions.

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Tachyon GunCam 8-Direction Mounting

The camera stays out of the line of sight, offering a clear view of the target. The OPS and OPS HD cameras come with a patented 8-direction mounting system that provides a variety of mounting options. The OPS HD may be used for compact and full sized pistols such as the Glock, FNH, Sig Sauer, Beretta, Walter, Smith & Wesson, Ruger, Taurus, Kel-Tec, Kahr, Springfield, H&K and the Kimber 1911 with the rail. The OPS SD may be used for sub-compact pistols such as the Kel-Tec PF9, Taurus PT-145. With the Picatinny Rail Mount, the camera fits under any handgun, with access to the power button on the side.

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Tachyon OPS HD GunCam Bundle

Also included in the GunCam® Bundle are the original mounts that come with the camera. There is the Contour Mount for mounting on the curved side of a helmet or curved surface. There is the Clip Mount for mounting onto the bill of a cap, onto the straps of goggles, and even onto a jacket. This mount has many degrees of rotation, allowing for filming from any of 8 positions. There is also the Tripod Mount for mounting onto a standard tripod or to any flat surface.

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Tachyon OPS HD Night Vision with IR Light

Tachyon has also developed a mountable infrared light for use with the OPS HD Night Vision infrared camera. The compact, 940nm Infrared Light can be mounted to helmets, caps, guns, and tripods in the same way as the camera. With the Tachyon IR light being an invisible 940nm, the officer’s location will not be given away when the light is in use.

Tachyon offers many different firmware options to accommodate many different needs. There is the option of having an audible beep, no beep (for hunting), looping with or without beep, and the option of having the time and date stamp on the video, which is perfect for monitoring and evidence.

The Tachyon OPS HD GunCam® is by far the best action camera for Paintball & Airsoft and is used at the world’s largest Paintball event, Oklahoma D-Day, and by the world famous Airsofter, Scoutthedoggie,   The cameras are perfect for all sports such as Skiing, Snowboarding, Biking, Riding, Driving, Hunting, Flying, and RC.

The HD GunCam® Bundle, at $199.99, includes everything from the OPS HD box, plus mounts for mounting to handguns, shotguns, rifles and caps for bow hunting. With this bundle, a person can get 4 and half hours of footage on a single charge. That is plenty of time to record that one hit or miss every hunter likes to brag about. The cameras use an internal, rechargeable battery, which can be easily recharged from any computer using the included USB charging cable.

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Tachyon invites police and military officials to check out the Tachyon 30 day test and evaluate program. Test the products on the job before deciding to purchase. Police T&E

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Tachyon Has Hunters In The Crosshairs This Fall With The OPS HD GunCam Bundle.

Dallas, TX – Tachyon, Inc. is reminding hunters to be prepared this hunting season with the Tachyon OPS HD GunCam Bundle. This package includes everything a hunter needs to make this year a memorable one, even if that “big one” gets away. Hunters can mount this lightweight, HD camera to their rifle, shotgun, scope, and even the bill of a cap.  And with the silent operation, there is no danger of spooking any prey.

The GunCam, which retails for $199.99, includes all of the accessories needed to mount the gun camera to almost any gun. The camera itself weighs only 1.2 ounces and gets over four hours of recording on one charge of the internal, rechargeable battery. It records in clear HD and has a 125 degree field of vision. The camera has an easy-to-use, one-button operation, and a high-dynamic senor for extraordinary light sensitivity. With the included Rainproof cover, rain or snow are not an issue.

The package comes with a variety of different mounting options. These include the Rifle Rail, Scope Rail, Shotgun Barrel Mount, and Shotgun Magazine Rail. There is also the Picatinny Rail Mount for mounting to anything with a Picatinny, or Weaver Rail, including pistols, handguns, and automatic rifles.

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The Tachyon GunCam Bundle

Also included are the basic mounts for mounting on a contour surface, a tripod attachment, and the clip mount. The clip mount can easily be clipped onto a bill of a cap for easy access, which works perfectly for bow hunting.  No matter what the situation calls for, the Tachyon GunCam Bundle has a solution.

Tachyon, Inc. also has the OPS HD Night Vision camera. This camera is able to record in the dark with the use of an 850nm or 940nm infrared light. The OPS HD NV is perfect for filming from a deer stand. Just mount an infrared flood light and the camera will capture everything in the dark up to 30 feet away. Most IR lights can be powered by a 12V source, including a car battery.

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The Tachyon OPS HD and NV have the option of loading different firmware. These include silent mode, memory looping mode, and having the time and date stamped on the video. You can see more about the firmware options here . The cameras also have the option of recording time lapse photos, taking one photo every two seconds.

This hunting season don’t just come back with the tall tales about the buck that got away, come back with video proof. The camera can also be used for many other activities year round including biking, skiing, flying and much, much more. Order one today here.

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Tachyon Introduces New Motorcycle Camera – The Tachyon BikerCam

05-March-2012 –Tachyon’s new BikerCam delivers exceptional audio and video quality and utilizes a wide-angle lens which captures a wide swath of the rider’s surroundings. While plugged into your bike’s electric system, it makes use of its infinite recording-loop technology, allowing for over 8 hours of recording on a 32GB micro memory card (sold separately). Once the card is full, the camera will recycle the earliest files while continuing to record and charge, making it the road warrior’s must-have accessory on long road trips.

The Quick-Release Handlebar Mount is designed to remain securely attached to the bike while the camera can very easily be removed from the mount when the rider is away from the bike.  While away, the fully-charged camera will be able to record for over four hours.

The BikerCam is also capable of taking time-lapse photos. One photo will be taken every two seconds. Each photo is time and date stamped, which is extremely useful for recording your events.

Included with each BikerCam is the new 12V Charge n’ Record Charger which is compatible with a 12V outlet, or any vehicle’s cigarette lighter. Optional accessories include a charger for 110V–240V outlets, allowing for continuous recording at the home or office, and making the multifaceted BikerCam appealing as a security system as well.

The camera is equipped with a built-in lithium rechargeable battery making it shock proof and resistant to cold weather.

Standard mounts included in the BikerCam camera package are the Contour Mount, for curved surfaces such as helmets and fenders, a standard Tripod Mount compatible with any ¼-20 inch universal tripod screw, and a rotating Clip Mount for caps, collars, or straps. Also included is the Rainproof Cover which will protect it from almost any degree of rain and dust, without hindering mounting or charging of the camera. Gun owners may also want to check out our Picatinny Rail Mount and GunCam™ accessories.

The BikerCam when mounted to your car’s dashboard or rear-view mirror makes an excellent Dash Cam for recording your driving (or your children’t driving).

The BikerCam System (the complete BikerCam HD camera package, 12V Charge n’ Record Charger, Rainproof Cover and Quick-Release Handlebar Mount) can be purchased for only $189.99.

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