How to Recover Photos/Videos from DJI Osmo Pocket Camera

Many people are using DJI Osmo Pocket Camera these days. This handheld gimbal lets you shoot highly stabilized and detailed videos using its powerful 1/2.3 inch sensor, 80°FOV, and f/2.0 aperture. It also creates slow-motion videos at 1080p/120fps 4x, 4K/60fps video at 100 Mbps and photos at 12MP (pixel size 1.55μm) capturing each detail. Be it videography, photography, aeronautics or robotics; no matter which field you belong to, you don’t want to lose your high quality videos and aerial photos shot via this video camera. However, there are always chances you might lose your valuable data due to accidental deletion, formatting or corruption.

Here, we have complied a few methods by which you can recover your deleted videos and photos from DJI Osmo Pocket Camera.

[Caution: Stop using your OSMO Pocket immediately when you lose data, as doing so can overwrite the existing files in the memory card.]

Methods to Recover Deleted Videos & Photos from DJI OSMO

Method 1: Use Photo Recovery Software

If you have accidentally deleted some footage from the SD card of your DJI OSMO camera, choosing a professional photo recovery tool such as Stellar Photo Recovery software is the best way to go. This DIY software has the potential to recover photos and videos up to 6TB with the same quality, resolution, original file names, timestamp and date.

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Recover deleted/ lost videos and photos with photo recovery software:

  • Install and run Stellar Photo Recovery software on system. first screen
  • Select the drive/external media from “Recover Photo, Audio & Video” screen and click Scan.
  • You can preview the scanned multimedia files once the scan process is completed.
  • Scanned files can be viewed in three panes– ‘File Type’, ‘Tree View’ and Deleted List’.
  • Select the photos and videos that you want to retrieve.
  • Click Recover at the bottom.
  • Browse and choose the desired location.
  • Click Start Saving to store the recovered data. saving screen

[Caution: Do not save the recovered files in the affected drive/volume/partition/SD card from which you lost the data to avoid overwriting.]

Method 2: Perform CHKDSK

If you’re trying to access DJI Osmo Pocket Camera’s SD card using a card reader and the system is showing error in reading it or asks to format it before opening, chances are that your SD card is corrupt. To recover photos and videos, run the CHKDSK command to fix this error.

  • Go to windows Start
  • Type cmd in the search box to open Command Prompt.
  • Type chkdsk e: /f (usually SD card drive letter) and press Enter.

Check now if you can access the OSMO pocket camera photos and videos stored in the SD card.

If this method does not resolve the issue, try the next one.

Method 3: Perform Re-Installation of Drivers

If the system is not able to detect the SD card, one or more of your disk drives may be outdated. Try to reinstall the drive(s) by following these steps:

  • Go to This PC and right click on it.
  • Check Manage > Device Manager > and double click Disk Drives.
  • Go to removable drive and click Uninstall.
  • Disconnect the SD Card, restart your system and then re-connect it.

The system should be able to detect it now.

DJI Go App:
There is also an application available, named DJI Go App, which you can try. Some people have used it to review and recover their photos and videos. However, the results are not very satisfactory, as it performs recovery from cached files. The media files may have glitches or bad resolution.

Wrapping Up

Undeniably, Osmo Pocket Camera lets you capture cinematic photos and videos with its powerful stabilization capabilities. Yet there are some challenges such as different design from traditional cameras and slow focus while shooting a video, which can make you accidentally delete your media files.

Thus, we have mentioned some tried and tested methods to recover deleted photos and videos from your DJI Osmo Pocket Camera. However, when it comes to choosing the best method to restore your lost media files, we recommended using an efficient photo recovery tool like Stellar Photo Recovery, which can recover most types of multimedia files from DJI Osmo Pocket Camera in just one go.

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