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Zoyx
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My drone fell out of the sky, but I got the drone back. I would like to recover the last video on the SD card. Any tricks?
The camera is unusable because of the crash, so using the camera to fix the file isn't an option. I've already recovered the video from the video feed, but I want the 4k version.

2016-1-24
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I must be missing something here but just take the video card out of the camera and into your computer
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JtrJr-UAV Pilot
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Zoyx,

Start with post #3 on this thread: DJI Fix

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PC guys know how to do it...  here in China you  can get it restored for about 10 bucks
2016-1-25
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JtrJr-UAV Pilot Posted at 2016-1-24 20:34
Zoyx,

Start with post #3 on this thread: DJI Fix

DJIfix did the trick, thanks. Now I need to convert it to mp4. DJIFix just recovered it to .h264, so only playable in VLC right now.
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flormo2002@yaho Posted at 2016-1-24 20:02
I must be missing something here but just take the video card out of the camera and into your comput ...

When the drone crashed, the camera shut off suddenly and didn't properly "close" the file. So the mp4 file is corrupted and unplayable. DJIfix apparently can come up with the missing information and make it playable. Someone with better technical know-how can explain it better.
2016-1-25
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Zoyx Posted at 2016-1-25 21:23
When the drone crashed, the camera shut off suddenly and didn't properly "close" the file. So the  ...

Zoyx,

I know of  something else that can fix it in MP4 if you kept the original file on the disk. Did you keep the corrupted file on the disk or make a copy of it before you converted it? If so, let me know and I'll look up the other program and find a link to it. I'm sure there are a few .h264 to MP4 converters out there if you didn't keep the original.

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Zoyx Posted at 2016-1-25 20:19
DJIfix did the trick, thanks. Now I need to convert it to mp4. DJIFix just recovered it to .h264,  ...

google "handbrake" to convert it.
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afiend69 Posted at 2016-1-25 19:49
google "handbrake" to convert it.

I'm a fan of Handbrake... but didn't work here.
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JtrJr-UAV Pilot Posted at 2016-1-25 19:34
Zoyx,

I know of  something else that can fix it in MP4 if you kept the original file on the disk. ...

Yep, still on the original SD card. What do you have in mind?
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Zoyx Posted at 2016-1-25 22:56
Yep, still on the original SD card. What do you have in mind?

Zoyx,

I'll have to do a search for it as I haven't used it in quite a while. If I remember correctly, it took me 15 minutes or so to figure out how it worked but once I figured it out it worked very well. I look for it and shoot you a link when I find it. I'll try to get it to you tomorrow.

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Zoyx Posted at 2016-1-25 22:56
Yep, still on the original SD card. What do you have in mind?

Zoyx,

Okay, it's called Datakam Player. I'm not sure where I originally got it but I still have it and just opened it up to see if it works and it does. It's a free, free-standing exe file (Datakam.exe), so it doesn't do an install on your PC. I see it in a search on the net but didn't want to download it from any unknown sources. You'll have to search for it yourself.

After you execute it, you just choose "File", "Repair Broken File". It'll come up with a dialog box asking you for the "Broken File" and another known good file "Good File-Recorded With Same Parameters". Select your corrupted file and another file that you did with the same settings from your Phantom. It has two different methods of recovery, leave it on the default first and hit the "Recover" button. If for some reason it doesn't work, do it again but select the other method. I used it several times in the past with great success. The version I have is v6.0.0.8. They have a site at www.Datakam.com but it appears to be in Russian(?).

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