Recover Videos/Photos from DJI Phantom, Inspire, Osmo, Spark

This DJI drone file recovery guide is for DJI series like Phantom, Mavic, Inspire, Osmo and Spark, from which the aerial footages and images were lost somehow. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is one of the efficient approaches to recover videos and photos from the DJI drone camera, and it is comparatively the unique way to repair corrupted files throughout the recovery process.

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Drone technology has rapidly developed in recent years and many drones are for sale on the market. Among them, the DJI drone is the most popular one. Some professionals have become the primary consumers of this type of compact, portable, obstacle-sensitive, and positioning-precise flight vehicle. They are wedding photographers, videographers, organizations related to agriculture & forestry, and college students who are obsessed with the new invention. It's all too easy to imagine, playing or working with DJI drones are fantastic. The captured videos and photos are always with high-vision which demonstrates us full 360-degree views, much better than a regular shot. No one wants to lose his/her great aerial works, but it happens sometime, someday.

How DJI Drone Videos and Photos Lost

  • Careless deletion
  • SD card formatting
  • SD card access problems
  • Files missing during transfer
  • DJI drone dropped into a bush or ocean

Are you running into the same issues as examples? If yes, how are you going to get back the loss? For elementary and advanced consumers, series like Phantom, Mavic, Inspire, Osmo, and Spark are popularly used. These drones support extended storage, usually are high-speed UHS-1 and UHS-2 SD cards. As you can see, SD card issues are responsible for quite a large portion of data loss scenarios. When you try to recover videos and photos from the DJI drone camera, it's from the SD card.

Recover Videos and Photos from DJI SD Card with EaseUS Data Recovery Software

In case you lost aerial works from DJI drones by wrong deletion or formatting, ask EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for help. It's a third-party data recovery software with 10+ years of experience, and it has helped millions of worldwide customers recover deleted files with a high success rate of around 97%.

Many renowned IT websites recommend it as dependable and powerful deleted video recovery software for all DJI models. It supports the mainstream DJI image formats of JPEG, DNG (RAW), JPEG + DNG, and video formats of MP4, MOV (AVC/H.264; HEVC/H.265). Besides, there are other two noticeable features you cannot miss.

  • Able to recover videos and photos of their original file size, picture quality, and video definition.
  • Able to repair pictures or videos that have been corrupted or damaged after deletion or disk formatting.

Safely remove the SD/SDHC/SDXC card from the drone, and use a card reader to connect it to your computer. Download EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for a free trial. Wait for the repairing process to complete if corruption was detected. Now it's your turn to try it out. 

Step 1. Select a location

Choose the correct drive which contains the corrupted videos. It can be a removable disk or a local drive. Click "Scan".

select a location and click scan

Step 2. Scan for damaged and corrupt videos

This program will scan all over the selected drive and display all files(including lost and existing files). You can use "Filter" on the top right to quickly locate all the video files.

scan the selected drive for lost videos

Step 3. Repair corrupted videos

Double-click on a file lets you preview the file quality. Finally, if there is no problem at all, click "Recover". You should choose a different location to save the recovered videos.

recover videos

Further knowledge for EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard

The software is designed exclusively for lost data recovery, not limited to deletion or SD card formatting manners. Sometimes, you lost important DJI footage. It's not by your own mistake but SD card errors, which prevent you from accessing files in it. For example, virus infection or abrupt removal results in SD card cannot be accessed. At this moment, when you lost access to the SD card in Windows, use the same way to run EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to scan the SD card for lost video recovery.

How to Recover Deleted Videos from DJI Go App

It isn't over. What if the lost items don't reside on the SD card, or it's the drone that has gone? You need to look for DJI video cache in DJI Go app on your phone.

DJI Go is an iOS & Andriod app for you to have a real-time monitor on your DJI drone, to help you accurately see what the camera sees. When you are using the DJI Go app on your phone or tablet, the videos and photos of your done camera get automatically saved on the mobile device.

Now we're clear. This option of DJI video recovery is only available as soon as your device meets the following basic premise.

  • You're using the DJI Go app for sure.
  • You enabled the video cache option in settings.
  • Your phone/tablet has enough space to save the recordings.

What's more, video cache recovery has some limitations.

The recovered files may not have high quality like the originals. Since it's cache, it's probably with glitchy problems, so you can't expect a full video clip as the EaseUS software could do.

Step 1: Connect your phone/tablet to a PC or Mac where installed iTunes.

Step 2: Open iTunes and navigate to the DJI Go app.

Step 3: You need to find a folder called HG300 storage. There, try to look for the wanted videos or photos by checking its file size on the right pane. Choose the files and click Save as.

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Updated by Tracy King

Tracy joined in EaseUS in 2013 and has been working with EaseUS content team for over 7 years. Being enthusiastic in computing and technology, she writes tech how-to articles and share technical solutions about Windows & Mac data recovery, file/system backup and recovery, partition management and iOS/Android data recovery.

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Written by Jean

Author Jean has been writing tech articles since she was graduated from university. She has been part of the EaseUS team for over 5 years. Her special focuses are data recovery, disk partitioning, data space optimization, data backup and Mac OS. By the way, she's an aviation fan!

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