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New Mavic 2 Pro/Zoom Firmware Released (2019.09.16)
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It's for Video Captions which is a GO4 app setting in the camera settings. Captions are are captured in an .srt (subtitle) file during recording and include some camera / lens settings, frame counter, date, time and now, according to this firmware update, the information includes altitude. The caption displays over the picture on playback and it can be turned on or off, unlike the old 'burned in' info captions but the video player needs the ability to do this. VLC on a Mac is apparently capable. I never use it but it's useful for survey or technical work.
9-18 08:32
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Billboyheritagesurvey Posted at 9-18 07:45
SC version is 4.3.16 which is reported as 'latest' version. I ran the update as requested from DJIGo4 and had to update the batteries one at a time too. But now I read v 4.3.24 is required for the new battery functionality.  So I'm guessing I'll have to go over the whole rigmarole in a few weeks time...perhaps at a flight critical juncture....when 4.3.24 is ready for the SC.

My question is: why on earth do SC users (and presumably Crystal Sky users too) who have paid a premium to use DJI hardware, have to update twice?

SC and Crystal Sky users should be the first or at least get the up date at the same time since we paid a premium for the hardware!!!
9-18 09:47
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Billboyheritagesurvey Posted at 9-18 07:45
SC version is 4.3.16 which is reported as 'latest' version. I ran the update as requested from DJIGo4 and had to update the batteries one at a time too. But now I read v 4.3.24 is required for the new battery functionality.  So I'm guessing I'll have to go over the whole rigmarole in a few weeks time...perhaps at a flight critical juncture....when 4.3.24 is ready for the SC.

My question is: why on earth do SC users (and presumably Crystal Sky users too) who have paid a premium to use DJI hardware, have to update twice?

It’s a bit disappointing as when SRC was released it was promised that users would not have to wait for SW updates, I think it’s time for moderators to give some answers to those using SRC as their number 1 option of flying .
9-18 09:51
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Happy entertainment Posted at 9-18 08:09
What does it mean that altitude will be in video anyone know?

I think it is a translation error from Chinese to English...Better get the original transcript in Chinese and place it in google for translation..
9-18 10:25
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djl61 Posted at 9-18 09:47
SC and Crystal Sky users should be the first or at least get the up date at the same time since we paid a premium for the hardware!!!

I hope anyone out here realize the silly conclusions we have made by valuing DJI as a premium product !!  
Time to look at other brands ...
9-18 10:29
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Seems like I'm in the minority - I am pretty excited about this update.   I updated my M2Z, standard controller, and batteries last night using the Android tablet I use during flying.  In all, less than 30 minutes.  No hangs or issues.  Looking forward to testing Waypoints 2.0 this weekend.
9-18 12:49
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Hello everyone,
I am looking to move into the drone market with my company but I have a lot of concerns about the way DJI approach there software and hardware updates. I have been looking through the old forums and see that the Geotagging problems have been ongoing for a few years now. How confident are users in the current DJI systems and would you recommend the Mavis products (pro 2/enterprise) or would you recommend other hardware? The phantom 4 is also under the current scope but would very much appreciate all thoughts on the matter as a newbie.
The drones will essentially be used for aerial imaging, photogrammetry and maybe 3D mapping within the Civil Engineering market, but would like to consider the product not becoming obsolete.

Thank you for the anticipated help.
9-18 15:47
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Hi there, I just updated my M2P (Chinese version) through DJI GO 4 v4.3.24 app with Iphone 7 Plus iOS 12.4.1. Everything gone well, first updated the AC, then after the RC (not SC), both took about 10 minutes and neither of them got stuck at anytime, at any percentage. I could see the AC restart 3 times during the update process, RC didnt restart. Then after, I changed the battery and turned on the drone, I thought that at this time some message would appear to update/sync with the new battery, but nothing happened, the AC just turned on as usual, so the only thing I did with the other batteries was change the "time to discharge"to 5 days.
Curious to check how the AC would detect the bad battery mounting, I made a test and what I could find is that the AC actually didnt recognize that the battery was badly mounted and it turned on normally and was ready to fly/take off. I just placed the battery without hearing any of the "clicks".
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If Im making something wrong, please let me know.
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9-18 18:02
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fermibach Posted at 9-18 18:02
Hi there, I just updated my M2P (Chinese version) through DJI GO 4 v4.3.24 app with Iphone 7 Plus iOS 12.4.1. Everything gone well, first updated the AC, then after the RC (not SC), both took about 10 minutes and neither of them got stuck at anytime, at any percentage. I could see the AC restart 3 times during the update process, RC didnt restart. Then after, I changed the battery and turned on the drone, I thought that at this time some message would appear to update/sync with the new battery, but nothing happened, the AC just turned on as usual, so the only thing I did with the other batteries was change the "time to discharge"to 5 days.
Curious to check how the AC would detect the bad battery mounting, I made a test and what I could find is that the AC actually didnt recognize that the battery was badly mounted and it turned on normally and was ready to fly/take off. I just placed the battery without hearing any of the "clicks".
Below you can find the photos.

I had mine click but I had a battery warning one time, before the update.  I landed and it click click when I pressed it.  Before it was indeed on enough though.

It was saying it wasn't sure if the battery was mounted correctly.  After that, I think it said something else, all while I was going vertical.

The warning comes on I think after you start going vertical.  Not while sitting w/ no power-up.

It's interesting how they made note of it in the update. Now everyone is checking.  This already existed Before this update.
9-18 18:29
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S.J Posted at 9-18 10:29
I hope anyone out here realize the silly conclusions we have made by valuing DJI as a premium product !!  
Time to look at other brands ...

At this price point, I don't think anything is better.  The new Skydio 2 pictures that I got in an e-mail look not so great.  Blurring towards the outsides.

We would all super benefit if all the drone companies merged into one but the way the business hierarchy is set up, it obviously would never happen.

We need supreme reliability before anything.  When you are super high in the air, if anything goes wrong you are f* ed.  It makes it interesting and increasing confidence when everything works smoothly.  Touching down clean after getting what you need to get is like, yes, I did it again.
9-18 18:35
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S.J Posted at 9-18 10:25
I think it is a translation error from Chinese to English...Better get the original transcript in Chinese and place it in google for translation..

No, it is not a translation problem. With the new firmware, the current altitude is also written into the captions file (SRT) in addition to the other information that was already there (such as exposure details/etc).
9-18 19:19
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This thread of some 90+ posts now is notable for the total absence of any response from DJI. In my case some feedback on the following would be appreciated:

1   Is the M2 aircraft firmware update v01.00.0510 safe to install on an an M2P operated by a Smart Controller with the older GO4 app v4.3.16 installed?

2   When can Smart Controller users expect to update their GO4 app to v4.3.24 to take advantage of the battery connection and maintenance features of the firmware update?

DJI...?
9-18 20:07
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KlooGee Posted at 9-18 19:19
No, it is not a translation problem. With the new firmware, the current altitude is also written into the captions file (SRT) in addition to the other information that was already there (such as exposure details/etc).

The metadata?  So those who break the 400ft altitude limits would pretty much self-convict themselves?
9-18 21:27
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S.J Posted at 9-18 06:13
How do you upgrade the batteries ?  !!

Swap batteries and restart the app and it should prompt you when it connects, usually says inconsistent firmware found.
9-19 00:08
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I was really looking forward to this update thinking it would fix the Waypoints POI bug they created in the last update.  WRONG

They claim they improved Waypoints but this feature (which I used a lot) is still broken.  Come on DJI - really?
9-19 01:27
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that's just great....DJI doesn't do their software in house.
9-19 02:19
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hola quien reporta si la todo funciona bien en distancias largas .Gracias.
9-19 03:01
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el firmware nuevo.
9-19 03:10
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Chumley Posted at 9-19 01:27
I was really looking forward to this update thinking it would fix the Waypoints POI bug they created in the last update.  WRONG

They claim they improved Waypoints but this feature (which I used a lot) is still broken.  Come on DJI - really?

Can you show a small clip showing the firmware update didn't help the jerkiness of Waypoints?  There are other videos showing pretty big improvements and virtually eliminating jerky footage.
9-19 04:28
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ctaranto Posted at 9-19 04:28
Can you show a small clip showing the firmware update didn't help the jerkiness of Waypoints?  There are other videos showing pretty big improvements and virtually eliminating jerky footage.

It is not a matter of jerkiness, but  keeping the poi centered
9-19 05:04
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DrohneSG Posted at 9-19 05:04
It is not a matter of jerkiness, but  keeping the poi centered

Ah.  The comment was explicit about that aspect of Waypoints and POI centering.

Is the POI centering during Waypoints significantly worse than regular Point of Interest mode?

I plan on going out this weekend to test things out.
9-19 05:53
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ctaranto Posted at 9-19 05:53
Ah.  The comment was explicit about that aspect of Waypoints and POI centering.

Is the POI centering during Waypoints significantly worse than regular Point of Interest mode?

I would absolutely prefer the regular point of interest mode for a single poi.
https://forum.dji.com/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=198410

9-19 06:03
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fans8b803c8d Posted at 9-18 20:07
This thread of some 90+ posts now is notable for the total absence of any response from DJI. In my case some feedback on the following would be appreciated:

1   Is the M2 aircraft firmware update v01.00.0510 safe to install on an an M2P operated by a Smart Controller with the older GO4 app v4.3.16 installed?

I asked the same question about the SC and so far no response..
9-19 06:59
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DrohneSG Posted at 9-19 05:04
It is not a matter of jerkiness, but  keeping the poi centered

Cough... Litchi... cough...
9-19 07:10
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DrohneSG Posted at 9-19 06:03
I would absolutely prefer the regular point of interest mode for a single poi.
https://forum.dji.com/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=198410

I see what you mean (outside of half your video being a black screen when viewed inline and directly on youtube), but I will hold judgment until I test it myself.  I found in the past that Waypoints occasionally freak out and resetting the drone and/or waypoint config resolves some weirdness.

9-19 09:04
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Oracle Miata Posted at 9-19 07:10
Cough... Litchi... cough...

If Litchi resolves the POI issue, wouldn't that indiate it's not a firmware problem but a DJI GO problem.
9-19 09:05
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ctaranto Posted at 9-19 09:04
I see what you mean (outside of half your video being a black screen when viewed inline and directly on youtube), but I will hold judgment until I test it myself.  I found in the past that Waypoints occasionally freak out and resetting the drone and/or waypoint config resolves some weirdness.

Sorry for the black parts. It was a rendering error. Vid will be replaced  in about one hour.
9-19 09:39
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DrohneSG Posted at 9-19 09:39
Sorry for the black parts. It was a rendering error. Vid will be replaced  in about one hour.

Additionally, the video indicates you are running 4.3.14 of the DJI GO app.  The requirements in the first post of this thread say 4.3.24 is the minimum required version.

Typo in the video, or are you running an older DJI GO app?
9-19 09:48
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ctaranto Posted at 9-19 09:48
Additionally, the video indicates you are running 4.3.14 of the DJI GO app.  The requirements in the first post of this thread say 4.3.24 is the minimum required version.

Typo in the video, or are you running an older DJI GO app?

Of course it is 4.3.24 - typo - to much hurry with the vid
edit: new version uploaded, no more black parts - but still the typo
9-19 10:07
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Are DJI on holiday??? FFS Answer some questions !!!!
9-19 11:32
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Updated via DJI GO 4 iPad Pro 10.5...  took 15 minutes & 3 reboots of Mavic, then “update complete” while I ate a sandwich
9-19 13:17
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Gaileo update please to all your quads . It is possible on Mavic Pro , Spark , Mavic 2 , Phantom  etc and gives possibly of 27-28 satellite tacking in Europe and accuracy of around 1m or less .PLEASE add course lock it is missing on Mavic 2 ( only on hyperlapse mode) . It’s a great mode and should be possible to enable all round obstacle detection in that as you only moving along in one direction .
9-19 13:18
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I upgraded both my M2P and M2Z, went fairly smooth except for 2 of my 8 batteries. They both failed, hit retry several times with no luck. I even power cycled the drone, the remote and the iPad mini 4.  I ended up connecting the drone to Assistant 2 and doing a refresh. That seems to have fixed it.
9-19 18:12
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AntDX316 Posted at 9-18 21:27
The metadata?  So those who break the 400ft altitude limits would pretty much self-convict themselves?

Yes, also my first reaction to this. What dji is doing with this data, are they obligated to giveaway data from their users to authorities etc?
But more than that i would like to know if drone will be locked to that max height, similiar as for no-go zones etc?
Now, i'm not person who would go out and do stupid things, i know regulations are must (to some logical amount, since this things are getting little out of control, imo), i fly responsible etc, but company should be honest about this things and let their users know about what exactly all this new changes in updates etc means in regular use, on and off the sky, since all your data is stored on their cloud service, gathered from flight controllers etc.
And my last wish, if dji is listening:
Why not address via updates simple addition, as for example adding (digital) zoom feature on m2p, since we already have 2 options to choose, zoom wise. Just add option, so we can program one button to cycle between this two modes, without restarting things etc (so i could be done while filming in the sky etc).
thnx
9-20 00:16
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The .SRT data is saved on the SD card and doesnt go to DJI.   Its handy for people doing surveys amongst other things.

DJI also only get your flight logs if you agree and submit them.
9-20 02:47
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The GPS signal of mobile device for RTH is weak again the same issue on iOS and android  devices (The problem is not appeared on smart controler) Is something wrong ?
9-20 04:11
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akozc Posted at 9-17 09:36
yes all the batteries need to be updated ,
IMU= did not pop up any message but no harm to recalib

I allways calibrate IMU, sensors and compass after a firmware update.   

ACHTUNG !!  DANGER !!
RTH altitute is back to 30m.
9-20 05:30
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ctaranto Posted at 9-18 12:49
Seems like I'm in the minority - I am pretty excited about this update.   I updated my M2Z, standard controller, and batteries last night using the Android tablet I use during flying.  In all, less than 30 minutes.  No hangs or issues.  Looking forward to testing Waypoints 2.0 this weekend.

Same to me.  No probem at all. Hoping the rain stops to test if waypoints is really smooth now.
9-20 05:32
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SupCarlos Posted at 9-16 07:34
can someone explain these two bullets?

Added altitude display to video captions.

Now the altitute appears on the subtitles SRT file.  
Auto discharging default was 10 days. Now you can configure it to 1 till 10 days.  I suggest 3 days, but don´t trust this feature.  The best method to preserve your batteries is charge till the 3rd light begins to blink. Then the charge would be 50%.  The manual recomend storage between 40%~60%
9-20 05:36
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Updated last night. Testing it out this morning. Having disconnects where I always fly now, never happened here or with this drone before. Did a refresh of both the AC and RC. Work for one battery then back to disconnects when I changed battery’s.  It’s like the RC shuts down (the fan inside stops blowing when this happens). When it reconnects the fan comes back on. Don’t know if it’s the update or just coincidence. I’m going to try a different spot.
9-20 08:17
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