I have one NEF file that's showing perfectly fine in ViewNX-i but that displays blue or green color banding at the bottom of the image with every other tool I throw at it (MacOS X Sierra 10.12.4 Preview, DxO OpticsPro 11, RawTherapee, DarkTable). Apparently even LightRoom/PhotoShop can't open the file without displaying banding at the bottom (confirmed by DxO support).
So I suppose it's either a bit error in the RAW data stream or a data encoding mode not (yet / correctly) supported by popular NEF decoding libraries.
The main issue is that I can't use the file in my preferred workflow application (DxO OpticsPro) or in any of its acceptable substitutes (LightRoom/PhotoShop, DarkTable, RawTherapee).
The source file can be downloaded from here.
Knowing that ViewNX-i can display the image without errors, is there a way I could 'repair' this RAW file? So far I could not find a means in ViewNX-i to re-encode the RAW file. Neither did ViewNX-i let me know if there was an actual error in the file.
This question differs from other similar questions (e.g. How to repair demaged .nef files?) since at least one tool is able to correctly render the image.