Hovering DJI drone capturing magical aerial shots is no less than a treat to watch. But the experience gets upsetting if you can’t play the stunning videos shot with your favorite DJI Phantom. The videos have turned corrupt! No worries. This post shares various methods how you can repair corrupt video files that captured from DJI Phantom drone.
Why your DJI Phantom videos turned corrupt
There could be any reason behind DJI Phantom drone video corruption, as below:
Accidentally turned off drone’s camera while it was recording/ saving the video
Interruption during transfer of video files from drone’s memory card
Sudden power loss while watching the recorded video on DJI or computer
Recording videos at low drone camera battery
Saving videos in slow SD cards of below Class 10
DJI crashed due to loss of control by operator
Exposure of drones to extreme temperatures (the operating temperature range of DJI Phantom drones is usually 32°F to 104°F)
It is often difficult to bounce back from such situations as most of time the damage is already done to your drone’s video file. But the good part is you can always fix the corruption in videos with the help of a DJI Phantom video files repair software.
How to Repair Corrupt Video from DJI Phantom Drone
Use ‘djifix’ software to repair DJI video file
Use VLC Media Player
Repair DJI videos with Stellar Repair for Video
1. Use ‘djifix’ software to repair DJI video file
‘Djifix’ is an open-source command-line application that repairs corrupt videos shot with DJI Phantom, Mavic, Inspire and Spark drones. But the program has its limitations.
It works only on the original file that comes from your DJI SD card.
Djifix is available for only 32-bit Windows computers and macOS X.
Steps to repair corrupt DJI video files on macOS X (64-bit) computer
The powerful tool can deftly handle file compression issues, file format errors, read-write errors, file header errors, damages due to virus, and other video file problems.
You can repair broken, inaccessible, truncated, jerky, out-of-sync, no sound, black screen, and other video problems.
The software is free to try. You can evaluate its features and view the repaired video files in the demo version itself.
Steps to repair DJI drone videos using Stellar Repair for Video
Download, install, and launch the software on your Mac or PC
Click Add file to add corrupt MP4/ MOV videos.
Click Repair to begin repair process.
Once the video files are repaired, preview them and click Save. You can save the corrupt videos at the desired location.
Hacks to play inaccessible or unplloayable DJI video files
If video files from DJI drones aren’t playing on your computer, try the following hacks:
• Try to play drone videos on another Media Player such as VLC Media Player.
• Connect drone’s SD card to another card reader or computer and then play videos. It can be a device issue.
• As per DJI Phantom user manual, insert memory card back into the drone. Power on the camera and wait about 30 seconds. This should auto-repair any broken videos.
Regardless of how your DJI Phantom videos got corrupt, you can repair them using a professional video repair software.
VLC Media Player and Djifix are open-source tools that often fix corrupt videos. But they have their limitations. VLC Player is not so advanced to fix severe file corruption issues while Djifix is for technical users. On the contrary Stellar Repair for Video, is easy to use and also efficient to make your videos flawless again in no time. The software is available for both Windows and macOS.