Recently I've encountered a problem capturing audio. I take my camera with my shotgun mic to a client, record v.o., bring it back and capture the audio. It is playing out of the camera and through my speakers just fine. But once I'm done capturing and I click on the clip - there's a lot of static hiss, the volume of the v.o. is very low and garbled. The waveform is showing me that I'm getting great levels, but I certainly can't hear it that way.
I'm capturing via firewire. I put another tape in and captured it - video & audio - no problems.
I switch back to this tape - and back to my problem. It happened to another tape as well, so I ruled out a bad tape. Thought it was a phantom power issue, but that makes no difference.