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Android DCIM folder location

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by dutch, Nov 30, 2014.

  1. dutch

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    New member, just received my new phantom Friday!
    I have taken 2 flights, and so far so good, although
    it has been quite breezy so i kept things close.

    my question is about the folder created on my android phone,
    dji_dcim, and can the location of this folder be changed?
    currently it goes to my phones memory, and not my
    SD card, and a few minutes of video means a fairly
    large file for my almost full internal memory. I currently
    keep all my other photos and videos over on my sd card
    in the phone.

    i realize i don't have to transfer them to my phone, i can move the
    sd card from the phantom, and maybe that is my answer.
    while uploading to youtube, it's either data intensive from my phone,
    or s l o o o w w w on my home wifi (horrible upload speeds on our
    antiquated dsl)

    thanks in advance, for any input here and for all the other
    information i have been reading on this site, it has been a
    great help getting up and flying!

    here was my first flight video yesterday, today's was longer,
    but taking forever to upload!
    http://youtu.be/L4i40x6398Q
     
  2. happydays

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    I don't use Android, so excuse my ignorance here.

    My unit records the footage and pics to the SD card in the Phantom which I remove and directly insert into my Mac. Easy peasy lemon squeezy.
     
  3. justin00

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    If you root your phone you could probably symlink the DJI_DCIM directory to your sdcard...
    I tried it with my non rooted phone (samsung s5) and couldn't get it to work... but probably work if it was rooted.. I can't root it though or it wont let me connect to our corporate email system at work :(
     
  4. dutch

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    i'm thinking using the SD card will be easiest, my laptop actually has a built in SD card slot, or i
    can use a reader if needed.
    thanks!
     
  5. 4wd

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    I wouldn't even attempt to download and view video to the phone over wifi - stills maybe.
    Far too slow.
     
  6. dutch

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    it just seemed easy reading all the instructions, to manage the album
    from the cell phone and transfer the files etc.
    but yea, short video is over 250 mb, too big to
    transfer like that.
     
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    +1000

    The option to download over wifi silly. The DNG files are over 20mb and the video would be ludicrous.
    Leaving the phantom on without the props spinning will cause the phantom to heat up. The props wash cools the phantom via the vents.
    I was doing some tests with a grounded phantom v+ and after 5 minutes, the radar showed that my phantom was moving and elevating.

    Like everyone has said, just eject and insert into computer. Faster :)
    Just remember to insert back in phantom when done.
    Also bring spare SD cards just in you forget one day..
     
  8. flyNfrank

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    Like myself and others you will probably advance to a tablet instead of your phone. The resolution and larger viewing area is a step up. Adding my Nexus 7 2014 version, and the Flytrex 3G (Live Tracker, Flight Logger) was my best and favorite investments with my vPlus.