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Standard SD Card Formatting Recommended

Discussion in 'Phantom 3 Help' started by mdowney58, Apr 3, 2016.

  1. mdowney58

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    I've read numerous threads, where fellow Phantom fliers routinely do a SD card format.
    Not sure if it is a good thing or a bad thing, but what I'm wondering is this.
    I have my Phantom SD card setting for file index mode set to "Continuous" (vs. "Reset")
    One time I a few weeks ago I did something that reset the sequenci all indexing back to zero (if my memory serves me, it was a format that I did).

    Does formatting the SD card reset the file indexing?


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  2. Meta4

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    No .. formatting just overwrites the file allocation table on the card.
    It has nothing to do with DJI camera functions like file numbering.
    Yours probably reverted to default settings with a firmware upgrade?
    Formatting the card is a good thing - it won't do any harm to the card or your Phantom.
     
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    Sd card format is part of my pre flight routine. I have had a few corrupted raw image files before this. Not since.
     
  4. mdowney58

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    No, nothing got reverted, the setting never changed from "continuous" to "reset"
    What happened was on that day, my pics filenames started back at DJI_0001.jpg
    I'd have to look at the dates of the files (they were under #200 as in DJI_0199.jpg) to see, but I believe that the firmware update a couple weeks back was quite a bit after my issue.
    In order to get new pics and vids back up to the correct sequence, I had to click off 190 some odd pics.
    I wish that DJI would use a more modern way of indexing (or filenaming) pics, like the way my cell phones have for years....
    Year, month, day, hour, minute, second.
    Like this:
    20160402_130215
    Easy, and keeps them in order by date & time, and no need for a setting, and no chance of

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