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  1. LJCF

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    I am flying in still photo mode with a photo every 2 seconds and I randomly get an error message, saying photo not taken, or photo failed, something like that ( I can't remember the exact verbage).

    Any thoughts on why this happens? Today it was so frequent I just had to abort the mission. It was a tad windy - has that got anything to do with it - like if it isn't stable enough or something?
    Thx
     
  2. msinger

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    What kind of memory card are you using?

    If you're able to reproduce this issue, it would be helpful if you would post the exact message you see.
     
  3. LJCF

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    I am using a LEXAR 64 GB card. I am flying again today, so will make sure to get it exact this time. Has there been issues with the memory card?
     
  4. LJCF

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    Actually to follow up on the card a bit - while downloading the photos I did get yesterday - when I switched to my laptop (Surface 3) to get them on another drive it gave me a card failure message. Then said I had to format the card, which I did since I had already dumped the photos to another drive. But kinda strange to have to format a card after it has been working for a bit.

    Is there a known problem with LEXAR by any chance - or any recommendations for a more compatible card?
     
  5. msinger

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    Some people buy the cheapest memory cards they can find -- like this 64GB Lexar memory card that only writes at a max of 12MB/s. I could see that causing such an issue if you're writing RAW and JPG photos -- since that's just more data than can be possibly processed at such a low write speed.

    I haven't had any trouble with using the Lexar memory cards that came with my Phantoms or the other Lexar memory cards listed here.

    My best advice? Use a memory card that can write at least at 40MB/s.
     
  6. LJCF

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    Ok, that might be it. I changed my photo timing from 1 second to 1.5 and got very few failures. The message is "failed to take photo" verbatim by the way. I didn't think of the speed of the card when I bought it, but thanks for the advice - I will get a faster one.
     
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    Which Lexar memory card are you using?
     
  8. LJCF

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    I threw away the packaging, but on the card all it says is 300x, and in another spot XC1. Not sure what all that means....obviously I wasn't a discerning buyer.
     
  9. msinger

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    That memory card writes at 20MB/s.