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Downloading Video to Phone

Stiks47

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What’s the quickest and easiest way to get video from the drone to the phone?

I purchased the Quik app from GoPro and it works great for my needs.

I can download videos less than 5 minutes long over the app connection but it takes a long time. I’ve been trying to get a 15 min video off the drone via wireless and either the phone or drone shuts off while transferring. I thought it would be as simple as hooking the drone to the computer or phone but it doesn’t appear to be that easy. What am I missing ?

is there software better than Quik for the laptop?
 

baksideDisasterFlicks

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I think what you might be experiencing is expected. What is the file size? Do you use 'automatic recording'? I film in 4k 60fPS with my Skydio using auto. The video files are easily 7-10G most the time if I have flown without changing modes for 10+ minutes.

Personally I usually just copy the SD card to my desktop with card reader when I'm editing. But if I want to pull a quick video for Instagram or still the app is the way to go. It automatically combines your audio stream which is really nice.
 

Stiks47

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Ah got it. So you remove the SD card. I did discover one thing, if I plug the cable into the phone, and then into the drone when it is still off, the phone will recognize it as an SD card and not a drone. This is with an android phone. I hit a button called “mts” I think and it transfers it without having to remove the card.
 

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