Received my replacement Recon Force and it too had static ( arcing ) problems in night video and audio.
Now it has stopped working completely.
Going to box it up and send it back.
Man that sucks! Was your Recon Force a 2015 model and how long have you been using the camera? I bought six of the 2015 7FHD's on closeout this month.They are all in the woods on video 90% of the time since I received them.
I've pulled the cards three times so far had maybe 500+ videos total between the cams and overall I have been pretty happy with the videos for the price I paid for my cameras ($100). My overall sound has been great for a trail camera its not 100% perfect all the time, but pretty solid overall and much, much better than any camera I've owned except my Reconyx Wr6. Night video's are decent plenty good for scouting duty (my use), however not great there is room for improvement there
The pictures on the other hand not so impressive I don't like this model for a picture camera.
I'm using 8GB, 16GB and 32GB sandisk class 4 SD cards which I quick format after viewing on my computer after each use. The reason I add that is sometimes I've had some SD cards give me weird issues on past trail cameras.
When you say "arcing' in night videos are you talking about the IR/brightness adjustment you sometimes see at the first second or two of the night video or something else? I'll keep my eye up for any issues that may show up. Updated, I saw your video link of the issue from a earlier post. I haven't seen that in any of my cams something isn't right for sure!
To be honest guys I haven't seen a "Video" trail camera yet that I was 100% happy with. I guess I picky or expect to much.
I liked my old Bushnell HD the best so far, but even then it still had weak IR range overall and died in one year of use. It seems impossible to get decent video trigger speed,good video and good sound all in one camera!
Here is a sample night video from one of my 7FHD's. All of my night videos pretty much look and sound this way like them or hate them. This one is down size from 1080 to 720 for posting and you will see a flash that's another nearby camera. https://vimeo.com/150529405