Anybody ever experienced audio spikes/distortion on the Varicam?
Sound mixer friend of mine recording first to DAT and then to tape observed distortion on recorded DVCHD tapes on later playback from the camera and another tape machine. The audio monitor did not send out distortion or clipping and apparently everything was set properly on camera.
The same audio rig worked the next two days after that shoot on a Betacam rig with no problems.
The spikes happened to sounds at -15db and above.
I have seen audio dropouts and macroblocking from dirty heads and humidity on the Varicam but never this weird distortion at a certain sound level.