All of a sudden* I’m not getting photos stored on my phone.
Video is fine and dandy.
Yes, setting for HD photo sync is on.
Done a full camera settings reset - no change.
Anyone any thoughts as to what to check?
*This is not as a consequence of firmware rolling, yesterday. I checked back and there was a day a while ago when syncing stopped working. It was a blooming cold day and, whilst I noticed at the time, being in the middle of a 3 hour walk I forgot to follow up.
Edit: Actually, It was because of the firmware rolling that I confirmed the problem.
_I wanted to find out if the photo counter had reset. … it hadn’t, which in itself, for my Aspergic/ComplolsiveObsessive mind was ridiculously important. _
Note to DJI: FFS give us a date option for file names!!
Your solution was already lined up had the counter reset! LOL!
Date format makes so much sense.
Also, when I first had the MP, I’d copied some pics to the laptop, reformatted, took more pics, and copied to the same location.
Thinking I was doing like my DSLR and copying basically the same pics with a few more added, I accidentally overwrote the initial 0001.jpg-0022.jpg files. It did warn me. But it’s so easy to do the wrong thing when you’re convinced you’re doing the right thing,
Date format would prevent that … for ever! (Unless you take pics between 1am and 2am on the final Sunday of October … )
Actually, they were there, just the Gallery not updating dynamically … for some reason. Discovered that a few mins ago,
My drone-phone has a screen issue - it’s going back under warranty - so when it’s back I’ll investigate some more.
Definitely, originally, they showed up in the gallery immediately.
I find myself revisiting this thread today, looking for some inspiration…
I’ve a few hundred photos taken with my Mavic Pro so the filenames are up to DJI_0516.JPG for example.
Now I have an Inspire, the filenames all start DJI_0005.JPG and DJI_0006.JPG etc…
You know where I’m going with this already, right?
So I thought I’d cheat and edit the last photo filename on the MicroSD card to over five thousand in order to somehow keep them separate so I renamed the last photo on the card to DJI_5001.JPG - I also deleted all previous photos so this was the only file on the card.
I put the card back in the Inspire, took a few photos, popped the card back in to the PC only to find they carried on from DJI_0007.JPG and the previously-renamed DJI_5001.JPG was still sitting there, surrounded by lower numbers
Yup, the numbering is independent of what’s on the card, otherwise it would always start at 0001 after a card reformat (which it doesn’t if you have the numbering set to continuous - as I do), or put in a new card, second card, etc.
So wish the file names were date style.
I have been contemplating running all my photo/video archive through a PC utility “Bulk Rename Utility” that allows you to do many things, including use the Exif data (date/time taken, for me), to rename files.
Then, whichever camera they come from they are in a logical sequence.
As best I’ve determined, it’s in the Mavic itself.
Definitely not the app … number continues when I’ve changed device … or not had a device attached (it has happened … in a hurry … just the RC.)
And, as you say, the numbers continue if you use Litchi.
Had hoped that “Next Number” would be available when I hacked the firmware … couldn’t find it, though.
Seems a very manual method. Wading back through 18 months of MP pics and manually renaming with the date, etc, would take aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaages!
Edit: Also, getting the correct date/time can be tricky. Moving files (particularly via Android as I had to do when my laptop packed up and couldn’t be used for backups whilst in Italy for 3 months) can change the easy to see file date/time. The ACTUAL date/time taken is always in the Exif data, and the app above (and similar) can change the file name to include the date/time taken on thousands of images, all with different dates/times … in less than 1 second.
Incidentally, the app above (possibly other similar apps, too) can also use the Exif date/time to reset the file date/time if this has been lost as a result of copying/moving … particularly via Android that insists on replacing that with the date/time of the copy/move. So annoying!
I must get around to doing the massive exercise that’s lurking. Winter time is approaching …
I have been using a program for PC called “Magic File Renamer”
it will alter virtually any file extension, and/or its name, to your liking, and you can tweak it around to add more or less anything into the name, and keep sequential numbers.
Would not be without it !!.
You can add name/number at the beginning, or at the end, the choice is unlimited.
it will rename more or less any wording or numbering of any file I have tried, or its main title/name.
I would say you are asking a big ask to get the date, etc from the attributes of a file
from my Computer Experience of 20 years, i do not know of a program that’s capable of that.
It is part of the metadata date/time stamp that the camera digitally imprints into the file attributes.