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split image problem

drawmaster 7 201 England
16 Jul 2012 2:41PM
Could someone please explain what is causing this split on some of my pictures.
I have noticed this on several occasions now and would be interested to know if it is
a fault with the camera or the card or something else, thank you.img-0936.jpg

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Bluke 13 303 1 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2012 3:05PM
I too would like to know as i have never seen this before.....
Sooty_1 8 1.5k 221 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2012 3:12PM
Does it do the same whatever file format you use? What about if you view the image using different programs? Looks like a software problem to me.

Nick_Hilton 13 575 2 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2012 3:24PM
I would suggest its either a shutter curtain issue or currupt file
mikehit 8 8.0k 13 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2012 3:30PM
I think it may be a card problem
EddieAC Plus
13 2.0k 2 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2012 3:47PM
I would say a card problem also. This can cause the file to appear corrupt. Can you try another card to try and eliminate a camera fault? If it is a card problem then it will only get worse.

You should be able to rectify the photos in photoshop by selecting either the top or bottom and copy&paste to a new layer. Then shift the selection along until it matches.
drawmaster 7 201 England
16 Jul 2012 4:29PM
Thanks for the suggestions, I have tried a different card and still had the problem
so I just delete them, it happens in about 1 in 100 shots.
Thanks for photoshop suggestion Eddie, but I only have the software that came with
the camera ( canon ) and I've not experimented with that yet.
If it does'nt get any worse I can put up with the loss of a few frames, but I was just curious
if anybody else had a similar problem.
Cheers everyone.

16 Jul 2012 4:30PM
it looks like a jpeg error, try formatting your memory card and seeing if that clears it up, if not I am stumped!
oldblokeh 7 1.2k United Kingdom
16 Jul 2012 4:36PM
I note that the lower part of the image is wrapped around. That is to say that the bit on the right edge should be on the left edge. This eliminates any mechanical shutter problem as being the cause. Similarly, if the storing format is jpeg, then the card cannot be the problem: there is no way that a jpeg file could be corrupted in such a way as to give a defect of such a regular appearance.
My money would be on either a sensor readout problem or a camera image processor issue.

If the storing format is RAW, then it might be the card. If the manufacturer uses lossless compression, though, I'd say it's less likely.
Sooty_1 8 1.5k 221 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2012 4:46PM
I had something like this with an old Olympus digi compact, years ago. Sometimes the bottom of the frame just wasn't there, sometimes it was shifted like this. About 1/3 of the frame was affected but the camera only output in jpg format.
Reformatting the card helped, but the problem didn't go altogether until I reinstalled the firmware.

Guaranteed that the 1 in 100 is the best shot you took all day!

drawmaster 7 201 England
16 Jul 2012 4:55PM
The camera is a Canon 500d, it was taken as a jpeg, the card is a SanDisk SDHC 4GB
This was one frame in a sequence of a quikfire burst of four, the other three came out
without this split effect.
signing off now, will check back later.
redsnappa 15 2.0k United Kingdom
16 Jul 2012 6:19PM
Delayed write error on the memory card I bet.

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