Welcome to PhantomPilots.com

Sign up for a weekly email of the latest drone news & information

FILE TRANSFER PROCESS

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by JFHughes08088, Jan 20, 2016.

  1. JFHughes08088

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2015
    Messages:
    144
    Likes Received:
    47
    So I use a 32 Gb micro sd card in my P3P. I like to store all video files on a network storage drive (6 Tb) and have to plug the micro sd card into a sd-USB thumb drive, then plug that into the USB port on the back of the NAS. Takes a while to transfer multiple Gb of data. What do the rest of you guys do?
     
  2. RoyVa

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2015
    Messages:
    2,246
    Likes Received:
    449
    Location:
    Virginia
    I store mine on a terabyte USB drive and plus the so card into a USB adapter to the drive , start the transfer and wait.... Same as you the only faster me hod would be using USB 3.0 if it available on your unit. Each video is over a gig so it takes time to transfer... Patience is required!
     
  3. Rumbaar

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2015
    Messages:
    261
    Likes Received:
    43
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    Yes, I do the same. Just start transfer and come back when done. But not all SD uSB readers are created equal. I get greater speed out of the SD card microSD adapter.
     
  4. Wolfiesden

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2016
    Messages:
    1,187
    Likes Received:
    400
    Location:
    Milwaukee, WI, Ft Walton Beach, FL
    You have to make sure the USB adapter AND the port on the NAS is USB 2.0 or 3.0 or even better 3.1. Doesn't matter how fast the SD card is, if its going through a USB 1.0 funnel, go get a cup of coffee.

    USB 1.0 is only 1MB/s
    USB 2.0 is 60MB/s
    USB 3.0 is 625MB/s
    USB 3.1 will be 1250MB/s
     
  5. Wolfiesden

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2016
    Messages:
    1,187
    Likes Received:
    400
    Location:
    Milwaukee, WI, Ft Walton Beach, FL
    Forgot to mention, if the port on the NAS is only 2.0 and you have a 3.0 port on your PC, you are far better off going and getting a 3.0 USB card reader to plug into your PC and then transfer it over a gigabit network. Thats what I do.
     
  6. Rumbaar

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2015
    Messages:
    261
    Likes Received:
    43
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    Does anything have USB 1.0 anymore?
     
  7. Wolfiesden

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2016
    Messages:
    1,187
    Likes Received:
    400
    Location:
    Milwaukee, WI, Ft Walton Beach, FL
    Not by standard no. But I don't know how old his NAS or PC are. I also don't know the spec of the USB to uSD adapter he has either. Do you?

    Still, if its 2.0, and his PC has 3.0 my statement about dragging it across the network still holds true.
     
  8. RocketBrew

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2015
    Messages:
    422
    Likes Received:
    224
    Location:
    Arizona
    How do you manage file names?
    When I clear the microSD card the Phantom starts naming files again at 1.
     
    #8 RocketBrew, Jan 20, 2016
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2016
  9. Rumbaar

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2015
    Messages:
    261
    Likes Received:
    43
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    Find me a NAS or PC running today that he can watch those videos on that's running USB 1.0 Found it humorous to reference, that's all. Like saying if you're transferring over 56k dial up modem it'll take a long time. But that being said, I'm sure there are more people with a dial up modem, than USB 1.0 connections.

    Yeah, go into camera settings, I think, and choose the option to not reset filenames. It's silly that it's set to reset by default.
     
  10. Wolfiesden

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2016
    Messages:
    1,187
    Likes Received:
    400
    Location:
    Milwaukee, WI, Ft Walton Beach, FL
    Seriously? Jesus. Glad he asked. I just cleared the card for the first time.

    Does it reset the numbers if you only delete the files from the folder? I didn't wipe the card, I don't know what all the other files are and didn't want to screw the pooch after only 2 days :)
     
  11. Rumbaar

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2015
    Messages:
    261
    Likes Received:
    43
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    Yes, it will if you've not changed it to incremental filenames. It was a pain the first few flights, as I did multiple in the same day and couldn't even use sub folders. Only found that option myself last week.
     
  12. Wolfiesden

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2016
    Messages:
    1,187
    Likes Received:
    400
    Location:
    Milwaukee, WI, Ft Walton Beach, FL
    Brilliant. Thanks! Honestly incremental SHOULD be the default. But, at least you just saved me some headaches :)
     
  13. Rumbaar

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2015
    Messages:
    261
    Likes Received:
    43
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    You're welcome, and yes it should be. From memory the setting isn't worded well either, and one of the reasons I didn't access it sooner.
     
  14. NRJ

    NRJ

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2015
    Messages:
    596
    Likes Received:
    141
    True, remember, your speed is only as fast as your slowest connection point. If over the network your network is only 10/100 Mbps and you are using usb 3.0, you are going to be receiving it on the other end at 10/100 Mbps or sending it out at 10/100 Mbps. It depends on your setup. Slow by today's standard.
     
  15. Noodle

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2015
    Messages:
    535
    Likes Received:
    179
    Location:
    Sydney, Australia
    I keep every file under the sub folders with their corresponding date of recording.
    For example if I record two video files (DJI_0001.mp4 and DJI_0002.mp4) today, then I create a sub folder named 2016-01-21 and copy those two files into that folder.
    So yes, I have a number of files with the same DJI_0001.mp4 name, but they are all in different sub folders.
     
  16. Dirty Bird

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2014
    Messages:
    0
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    Glen Burnie, MD - USA
    Each time I transfer photos/videos from the aircraft I create a subfolder with the date so this doesn't really affect me. If you store you files within a single folder you can prevent duplicate names by setting the file naming convention to sequential from within the camera options. It remembers the sequence even if you format the card. I have mine set to sequential naming.

     
  17. NRJ

    NRJ

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2015
    Messages:
    596
    Likes Received:
    141
    I also like to rename the file so I know what that flight entails. I usually start with the date, DJI index number and a brief note of the flight event. For example; 12-30-2015 DJI_0001 Test after repair.mp4 and I also rename the dot srt file to the same name. It is a bit of grunt work up front, but I know what each flight is about and when. This also facilitates sorting by date and dji index number.
     
  18. JFHughes08088

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2015
    Messages:
    144
    Likes Received:
    47
    So if I use a USB 3 adapter plugged into the usb3 port on the beck of the NAS and give the file move command from a pc hard wired to the network via cat 5, the processing speed of the hard wired laptop shouldn't come into play?
     
  19. JFHughes08088

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2015
    Messages:
    144
    Likes Received:
    47
    OK, my NAS has a USB3 port. I have a micro SD to UBS3 card reader. The laptop I use (Plugged into the network via cat 5) has USB2. Is it better to plug the memory card into the USB port on the NAS, then file manager on the laptop to transfer from card to NAS? What speed would I get in this instance. BTW, the router supports Gigibit over ethernet HOWEVER the laptop is connected into a 10/100 switch, although I could change that
     
  20. JFHughes08088

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2015
    Messages:
    144
    Likes Received:
    47
    There is also a USB port on the back of the router, which I guess I could plug the sd card reader directly into, then transfer that way.