How to Recover Data from Drone Camera

Drones are the latest verge of the whole photography industry. Combining top-notch cameras with steady video stabilization you can now capture nature’s true beauty in a new angle. However, most of the drone operators tend to crash their drones. Unfortunately, these crash not only damages the drones, sometimes it might even result in loss of precious videos or photos you just captured. Although, recovering data from drone camera is easy. Just scroll down to the later section of the article to know how to recover videos from drone footage.

Drone Recovery

How are Files Lost from Drone Camera

Regardless of brand, all most all of the drones use microSD card to store the data. So, just like any other storage device, abruptly interrupting data transfer process will either result in damaging the SD card or erasing the data stored on drone memory card. Hence, when a drone is crashed it causes sudden shocks or vibrations resulting in damaging drone SD card or erasing data on it.

Other than crashing a drone following are few scenarios you might encounter that result in loss of drone photos or videos:

  • Accidentally deleting videos or photos saved on drone SD card
  • Corrupted or inaccessible drone memory card
  • Drone SD card infected with virus or malware
  • Formating drone SD card

To recover drone files please go through the later section of the article.

Recovering drone videos using Video Cache (DJI video Cache)

Fortunately, in some drones, you can recover videos from the cache. For example, DJI video cache, while the drone is airborne and recording the video it simultaneously streams the same video or photos on to the device it is connected with. This streamed video is saved in the DJI video cache. In general, this video can be used to quick editing but in this case, you can recover deleted or lost photos and videos from DJI drone video cache option.

However, this video will be of low quality and video cache is limited only up to 2 GB. Under such circumstances, you require a data recovery software to securely recover data from drone camera. Refer to the next section of the article to securely recover videos, photos or any kind of data from drone.

Recover Photos and Videos from Drone Camera

As discussed in the previous section, you need a data recovery software that is capable of accessing storage sectors of drone memory and recover data untouched. Such as Remo Photo Recovery software, that is especially designed to recognize any digital media format and recover videos without damaging. Hence download the software and install it on your computer and follow the steps mentioned below to recover drone data.

  • Launch Remo Recover and select Photo Recovery Edition
  • In the next screen, the software will display available Storage Devices and Partitions or Volumes on the computer

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  • From the storage devices select drone SD card and click on the Scan button
  • After scanning, Remo will display recovered files from drone in the Preview window

recover deleted videos from drone

  • Click on Mark All option and click on the Save button
  • Mention location where you want to save and exit the application

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Additionally, this technique is not just to recover lost or missing files from drone. It can also be used for accidentally deleted, formatted drone footage. You can even access the corrupted drone SD card and recover inaccessible data from damaged drone memory card.

Since all the drones use the memory card as a storage device, you can use Remo Photo Recovery software to recover files from the drone of all the brands such as DJI Mavic Series, DJI Inspire Series, Parrot BeBop series and even Zerotech Dobby drones.

Reasons why Remo Recover is highly preferred among professional photographers

Compatible with Over 300 Digital Media Formats

Remo Photo Recover can successfully recognize and recover over 300 file formats. That even include RAW images from drone camera, DSLR cameras, and action cameras. You can also recover video formats such as MP4, WMV, AVI, etc.

Easy User Interface

To make your life easy, Remo Photo Recovery software is designed to make recovering data easy even for a novice computer user. Integrated with intuitive graphical user interface Remo Recover will help you securely recover data from drone camera.

24/7 X 365 Days Customer Assistance

If you ever stuck in a severe data loss scenario, our highly trained technical assistance team is always at your hands reach to help you.

Save Recovery Session

If you are recovering large storage drives it might take longer to scan and recover. In such situations, you can save the whole recovery session and you can pause and resume the recovery process as you plan to do.

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