It is annoying when you lose photos and videos from your DJI Drone. It is disheartening to think about the beautiful moments you have captured in those photos & videos. And you may think that you can't repair videos from DJI drones. What makes it even more difficult is the fear of losing data if your Drone becomes corrupted. So, you think everything is lost. But hold on! Not everything is lost. You can easily repair videos from a DJI drones by trying several methods.
So, let's start!
When dealing with DJI drone repairs, it is important to understand the several scenarios in which the users' DJI drones get corrupted. When you know where the problem is coming from, it is much easier to find a solution. I have listed a few reasons why DJI drones photos & videos can become corrupted:
Reason 1: Accidentally turn off your device while shooting.
Reason 2: Interruptions in a file transfer can also result in file corruption on DJI drones.
Reason 3: When you remove the SD card abruptly, the SD card is no longer readable. This could be due to a virus or malware.
Reason 4: Extremely high or low temperatures can corrupt videos saved on a drone camera's SD card.
So, these are the four reasons why your DJI drones get corrupted. Now, I will let you know how to repair DJI using various methods in the next part.
If your images & videos on the DJI drone have become corrupted, there are some effective methods for restoring them. Continue reading for detailed methods to repair photos from DJI drones.
Method 1: One-Stop Solution for Photos & Videos
There are 3 ways to repair a drone. Let's explain the ways in detail.
1 Repair with Professional Software
It can be intensely frustrating to find that all of your captured photos & videos have become damaged files. But, it is possible to fix these images and videos with the help of a powerful software called Wondershare Repairit - Video Repair. What's more, guess what? It will have no effect on the quality of your repaired videos.
Wondershare Repair repairs several corrupt videos, photos, and files at the same time. It repairs videos, photos, and files of different formats at the same time. It has an easy user-interface, and anyone can use it easily. I had also used this software many times when my videos and photos got corrupted. So, it is my suggestion to trial this software once.
Repair damaged videos with all levels of corruption, such as video not playing, video no sound, out-of-sync video or audio, playback errors, header corruption, flickering video, missing video codec, etc.
Repair videos of diverse formats, including MOV, MP4, M2TS, MKV, MTS, 3GP, AVI, FLV, MXF, KLV, INSV, M4V, WMV, MPEG, ASF, etc.
Repair damaged or corrupted videos caused by video compression, system crash, video format change, etc.
Repair critically damaged or corrupted videos available on SD cards, mobile phones, cameras, USB flash drives, etc.
Repairit has a quick and advanced scanning mode. You can use either depending upon the level of corruption the video file has undergone.
Compatible with Windows PC, Mac OS, and supports PC to mobile transferring/sharing.
To learn how to repair DJI drones using Wondershare Repairit, refer to the steps listed below:
There are 3 steps to repair videos with Wondershare Repairit. Let's discuss the steps in detail:
Step 1: Begin by adding the damaged video to the software interface.
The interface displays the corrupted video's file name, path, size, and resolution after being added.
Step 2: This step is for videos that you want to repair with one of the tool's repair modes: Quick Repair.
When you click "Repair," this will simply remove the errors from your corrupted videos.
Step 2.1: To view a preview of the repaired video, click "Preview."
Click the "Save" button to select a location to save the repaired video if it meets your expectations.
Wait for a few minutes to save the fixed video.
Step 2.2: Only the second repair mode, Advance Repair, requires this step.
In this mode, this software repairs your corrupt video file using data from a working sample file, which is effective for damaged videos. Choose a sample file. Then, add it to the interface to launch this mode.
Step 3: You can now save all of the repaired video files at the end of the process.
Click the "Save" or "Save All" button to save the repaired video.
To fix videos with Wondershare Repairit, follow the steps:
Step 1: Download and install Wondershare Repairit on your Windows or Mac device.
The window opens to an "Add" tab when you open the software.
Add the corrupted files by clicking the button. There are no restrictions on the video's size. You can even add multiple videos at the same time.
Step 2: Once your damaged photos are added, you will see the Repair button.
Hit on that button and wait for a few seconds.
Step 3: After the software has finished repairing your corrupted files, it will display a preview of them to you.
You can view the preview and save it to your preferred folder.
In case you have any doubt about using the software and want to find the damaged files for DJI drone repairs, the next way to use Command Prompt.
# Use Command Prompt
Using the Command Prompt on your PC is one way to repair DJI drones.
Step 1: Navigate to the Windows Search bar.
Then, type .cmd. Do right-click and choose Run as administrator.
Step 2: Enter dism.exe /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth in the command prompt window.
Next, press OK. This will help you locate the corrupted video file.
Step 3: Once you have located the corrupted file, run sfc/scannow to repair it.
And, you should see one of the messages below in your window.
Message 1: Windows Resource Protection discovered no integrity violations.
This means that your operating system can't detect any corrupt files on your hard drive.
Message 2: Windows Resource Protection was unable to complete the requested operation.
This means you must repeat the process with SFC in Safe Mode.
Message 3: Windows Resource Protection discovered and successfully repaired corrupt files.
It means that Windows discovered and repaired the corrupt video files.
Message 4: Windows Resource Protection discovered corrupt files but was unable to repair some of them.
It means that the damage to the video files is too severe for Windows to repair.
If this method does not work, proceed to the next fix.
This option is used to look for corrupted files on your hard drive that are affecting your drone videos.
Step 1: As with Command Prompt, type 'cmd' into the Windows search bar.
Then, select Run as administrator.
Step 2: In the command window, type chkdsk, followed by the drive letter of your SD card, a colon, and /f.
Step 3: Press Enter to begin checking your corrupted SD card and repairing any corrupted files.
Step 4: It will display a message urging you to save the lost files.
When you click Yes, it will display the lost files that have been repaired.
Step 5: Click Start on your taskbar once more.
Also, check the drive that contains your SD card. The repaired files should appear here.
Method 2: Extra for Videos
Now, let's discuss some additional methods to repair photos from DJI drones.
# Use VLC Media Player
Make a copy of the corrupted drone video. Then, follow the below-mentioned steps to repair drone using the VLC media player.
Step 1: Open VLC Media Player. Choose the Tools option.
Step 2: Select Preferences.
And, in the Simple Preferences window, hit Input/Codecs.
Step 3: Select the Always Fix option from the dropdown menu in addition to the Damaged or Incomplete AVI file option. Finally, hit Save.
Now, try to play your DJI video file. If the drone video remains corrupt, proceed to the next method.
# Use DJIFix Software
Djifix is a free and open-source command-line software for repairing corrupt videos shot with DJI Phantom and Spark drones. Djifix is only available for 32-bit Windows and macOS X.
Follow the steps to repair DJI corrupted videos by using this software:
For Windows (32-bit)
Step 1: Get the program at http://djifix.live555.com.
Step 2: Move the "djifix.exe" file to the same location as your corrupt video files after downloading it.
Step 3: To change the folder containing the "djifix.exe" file and the file you want to repair, run the "cmd" command.
Step 4: Type "djifix name-of-video-file-to-repair-including-any-.MP4-or-.MOV-filename-suffix" in the Command shell.
For macOS X (64-bit)
Step 1: Get the program at http://djifix.live555.com.
Step 2: Move the "djifix" file to the "Movies" folder after downloading it.
Step 3: The video file you want to fix should be moved into the "Movies" folder.
Step 4: Run the "Terminal" command that is located under "Utilities > Application" (folder).
In the Terminal window, enter the following command;
./djifix name-of- video-file-to-repair-including-any-.MP4-or-.MOV-filename-suffix
In this part, I will explain how you can prevent DJI drone corruption. Here are some tips that you must follow.
Tip 1: Never connect your drone's SD card to faulty hardware.
Tip 2: Use a high-quality SD card to prevent SD card corruption.
Tip 3: Before editing or transferring any of your important DJI videos, make a backup of them.
Several factors can cause DJI videos to become corrupt. Whatever the cause of the video file corruption, getting the files fixed and back in good quality should be your top priority. This article provided some efficient ways to repair videos from DJI drones. So, do try these methods. And don't forget to use professional software- Wondershare Repairit to get your DJI drones repaired by following the three easy steps.