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Lr4 / Canon 5D II / Tethered Capture / Images damaged in transfer

Aug 19, 2012 3:38 AM

I am shooting in tethered mode in Lightroom 4. approximately every 40 images the RAW (CR2) file gets damaged for some reason. Image on the card remains in normal conditions.

Would be great to figure out what the issues is.




System: Windows 7 (x64), LR4 (4.1), Camera Raw 7.1


Thank you,


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    Aug 19, 2012 5:16 AM   in reply to



    How long is your cable? USB is only supposed to work reliably over 5 metres (around 16 feet).



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    Aug 19, 2012 9:16 AM   in reply to

    Could be many things including a failing hard drive or failing/bad RAM.

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    Aug 19, 2012 9:30 AM   in reply to

    Almost certainly a hardware issue - this kind of problem is generally tracked down to a failing hard drive (that's what caused it for me), problems with RAM, or a something wrong with the card, the reader, or (if the images are being downloaded straight from camera) a USB cable fault, but that seems to be ruled out here.

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