Mac os 10.4.6
iview media pro 3
Bridge - comes with photoshop CS2
Camera Raw - 3.4
Corrupted images defined as truncated or incomplete images. Some with thin lines across the images and others with blocks of white/color, almost as if the computer could not translate the entire image.
Firstly, we would upload via iview directly from the card (in card reader) into a catalogue. Then go to file - import from camera-select destination - choose and download. WE would do this consequitively with all three hard-drives. Once uploaded, we would consolidate all the files from the different folders within that job into one folder for edit in bridge, by just copying them to the desktop. Corruptions start to occur at this point. After editing, we color correct in camera raw (more corruptions may be noted, some new, others the same, some seem to have corrected themselves, others stayed the same). Then we batch process files and save as jpegs - and surprise, ore corruptions as mentioned above, the jpeg folder is where we batch process again for our local lab into a new folder and create a folder for pictage, which we then ftp. Since we are new with iview, (just purchased it,....we have not introduced cataloguing or adding metadata as of yet. We are currently only using iview to download incase the computer is having a hard time reading or translating the files. Strangely enough, the nikon camrea our 3rd photographer uses has not had a corrupt image to date. Also, some images that were uploaded to pictage recently hads some corruptions on their end that we could not see in our upload folder to them?
I am sure I need to create a better system of cataloguing and using dng converters etc, but we are still learning. But these corruptions are driving us crazy, they seem so unpredictable. What am I doing wrong or am I just battling against a computer that cannot translate these files? Help...
p.s. Could you tell us what brand of external additonal backup drives you would recommend for storing images and where we could get them? We currently have 3 drives (G5 HD, G5 INTERNAL AND G5 G RAID EXTERNAL) that we are saving to , one of which (G5 INTERNAL) is reaching its full capacity.
p.p.s. We ran disk warrior a couple of weeks ago and that has not helped, infact since then it seemed to have made the problem worse.