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djiuser_PEp4mLwh74c7
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As you can see that DJI Smart Controller has a micro SD slot, which supports a max 256GB micro SD card. I carefully read the manual and didn’t find out what/how the exact applications are. Is it for downloading the footage from the Controller? Or anything else?
  
  
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its for saving the footage from the RC. also you can insert the SD from the drone to view footage on the RC.
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TruGreen Posted at 1-29 21:18
its for saving the footage from the RC. also you can insert the SD from the drone to view footage on the RC.

Is it possible to save the footage automatically? Or need to be downloaded only?
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djiuser_PEp4mLwh74c7 Posted at 1-29 21:27
Is it possible to save the footage automatically? Or need to be downloaded only?
Thanks!

that im not sure. my stock RC was always 50/50 some times i had to download it from the drone to the device. other times it auto saved to my device. always pictures
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TruGreen Posted at 1-29 21:42
that im not sure. my stock RC was always 50/50 some times i had to download it from the drone to the device. other times it auto saved to my device. always pictures

Sorry I didn’t make it clear. What I mean is whether it is possible to save the footage to micro sd card directly.
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djiuser_PEp4mLwh74c7 Posted at 1-29 21:52
Sorry I didn’t make it clear. What I mean is whether it is possible to save the footage to micro sd card directly.

sd in the drone yes.
sd in the smart rc not sure. i dont have mine yet. but been researching as much as i can before hand
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Hi there, we can expand the controller's storage with an extra microSD card and transfer the downloaded files from the controller to the microSD card. We can also view photos and videos saved in an aircraft's microSD card on the DJI Smart Controller.
We can use DJI Go 4 to select to store images and videos to the Smart Controller or on the Micro SD card. Please check more details below: GTScreenshot_20190130_144058.png
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DJI Mindy Posted at 1-29 22:41
Hi there, we can expand the controller's storage with an extra microSD card and transfer the downloaded files from the controller to the microSD card. We can also view photos and videos saved in an aircraft's microSD card on the DJI Smart Controller.
We can use DJI Go 4 to select to store images and videos to the Smart Controller or on the Micro SD card. Please check more details below:[view_image]

Please confirm maximum size of uSD card that can be used in the Smart Controller.

Manual V1.0 says 128Gb, but 256Gb mentioned by original poster above.

Also, what format to prepare uSD card if previously used in other equipment ?

Thanks.
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JuJuMP2_User Posted at 1-30 02:32
Please confirm maximum size of uSD card that can be used in the Smart Controller.

Manual V1.0 says 128Gb, but 256Gb mentioned by original poster above.

And where is the option to format the card on the Smart Controller?

Thanks & kind regards,
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JuJuMP2_User Posted at 1-30 02:32
Please confirm maximum size of uSD card that can be used in the Smart Controller.

Manual V1.0 says 128Gb, but 256Gb mentioned by original poster above.

Put the microSD in the drone, format it through smart controller, and then us it for the controller. It works for me.
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JuJuMP2_User Posted at 1-30 02:32
Please confirm maximum size of uSD card that can be used in the Smart Controller.

Manual V1.0 says 128Gb, but 256Gb mentioned by original poster above.

Sorry for the late response because of the Chinese New Year. The Smart Controller supports microSD cards with a capacity of up to 128 GB and R/W speed up to UHS-I Speed Grade 3. Please refer to our Specs and the User Manuel, thanks.
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I am probably risking losing data but I put a 400Gig in my smart controller because it is what I had around and did not look before putting it in.  Then I saw a capacity statement and realized the size.
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This is a great thread. I had no idea how to get that card in my smart controller to save anything!
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It would be fantastic if we can save downloaded satelite maps to sd card. Right now we can only cache basic maps which are insufficient for plotting waypoints when theres no internet connection
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Thanks for the information - excellent update by Mindy. Whoever distributes the new units should ensure that this stuff goes out with it.
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DJI Mindy Posted at 2-17 20:02
Sorry for the late response because of the Chinese New Year. The Smart Controller supports microSD cards with a capacity of up to 128 GB and R/W speed up to UHS-I Speed Grade 3. Please refer to our Specs and the User Manuel, thanks.

Ok, the Smart Controller takes up to 128GB.  What is the max for the Mavic 2 Pro?
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So if I have it setup to do erything to the sd card in my smart controller, a card in the drone will have nothing on it, am I correct?
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nope, still saves to drone card
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TruGreen Posted at 2019-1-29 21:57
sd in the drone yes.
sd in the smart rc not sure. i dont have mine yet. but been researching as much as i can before hand

If you don’t have one yet then how the f*** would you know? I think you should sit down a be quiet! Thx.
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You cannot set the SD card in the SC to record the images from the aircraft. Even if you could, the return feed is low resolution and potentially full of transmission glitches. The only decent place to record full quality pictures and video is on the SD card in the aircraft.
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would it be possible to save apps in the RCs SD card  instead of the smart controller and be able to run the apps  from the SD card?
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fans101a6339 Posted at 5-31 16:26
If you don’t have one yet then how the f*** would you know? I think you should sit down a be quiet! Thx.

wow great reply hahaha made me laugh
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I am using a 128 card in the controller as well as the Mavic 2 Pro and no problems with either. A tip I have found is to use the SRE setting when flying makes it so much easier to see especially on a really bright day. Hope this helps......Gonzo
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Do I need a SD card for my DJI AIR 2 s as well as my smart remote at the same time ?
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djiuser_QGjivFekuY58 Posted at 8-23 21:23
Do I need a SD card for my DJI AIR 2 s as well as my smart remote at the same time ?

Yes, that's highly recommended.  The A2S only has 8GB internal memory.  Enough for a couple 4K videos, that's about it.
And as another poster mentioned, you'll get the best results from the content on the drone's SD card than the controller's.  Good 128GB cards like the SanDisk Extreme are only $30 or so.
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DJI Mindy Posted at 2019-1-29 22:41
Hi there, we can expand the controller's storage with an extra microSD card and transfer the downloaded files from the controller to the microSD card. We can also view photos and videos saved in an aircraft's microSD card on the DJI Smart Controller.
We can use DJI Go 4 to select to store images and videos to the Smart Controller or on the Micro SD card. Please check more details below:[view_image][Image]

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hughdeman Posted at 9-15 21:10
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Hi there, we are sorry for any inconvenience caused to you. Could you please tell us more details of the issue you encountered? We will try our best to help.
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Hey guys following this thread, so basically on the mavic 2 enterprise advanced, you still dont use the controller slot to save photos and video is that correct in my understanding?
So basically you must use the SD card in the actual aircraft?
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DJI Mindy Posted at 2019-1-29 22:41
Hi there, we can expand the controller's storage with an extra microSD card and transfer the downloaded files from the controller to the microSD card. We can also view photos and videos saved in an aircraft's microSD card on the DJI Smart Controller.
We can use DJI Go 4 to select to store images and videos to the Smart Controller or on the Micro SD card. Please check more details below:[view_image]

After either a Smart Controller firmware update (October 2021) or Air 2S firmware update (October 2021) the Cache locally when recording does not work. In fact, nothing will cache to either the internal SC memory or a Sandisk 128GB microSD card in the SC.

Something was broken by the DJI updates from one of those updates and most likely the Smart Controller update.
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ff22, I have put a 400Gb SD in the Mini 2, it formats well, and has been recording everything just fine.  The videos download to the
Apple Mini-4 tablet using the speed transfer or just regular transfer.  Quality looks fine.
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