If you accidentally power off your DJI Phantom or Inspire quadcopter before going to stop recording then sometimes, you will be left with a file that is corrupt and cannot be played anymore.
The user manual always advices “Keep or place the Micro-SD card back into the camera. Power cycle the camera and wait about 30 seconds for the video file to be restored.” Sometime it works but sometimes you will be left with a corrupt file.
Here, in this blog, you will get to everything about this issue and also a solution to repair such kind of file.
Basically, there are three kinds of corrupt file seem to be possible. Sometimes, the corrupt video file exactly looks like a proper MP4 file format. This file begins with a ‘ftyp’ and ‘moov’ atoms followed by a ‘mdat’ abbreviated as ‘movie data’ atom. Generally, this ‘mdat’ atom would consists of raw video data. However, in a corrupt file, the ‘mdat’ atom instead contains new ‘fytp’, ‘moov’ and the ‘mdat’; atoms. All these atoms make up a particular MP4 video file.
So, the file can be easily repaired by skipping over the initial ‘fytp’ and ‘moov’ atoms, also the header for the ‘mdat’ atom and copying the remaining data into a new file.
After crashing, another type of corrupt file is possible. In such kind of cases, the file does not consists of any MP4 file format data. However, it just contain a sequence of raw H.264 NAL units, each of the unit is preceded by a 4-byte size field.
In such case, a file can be easily repaired but the result will be a “.h264” -format file not a MP4 file format. The repaired file then can be easily playable by VLC media player but it might not be playable by other media players or any other video editors.
How To Repair Corrupt DJI Phantom or Inspire Video Files
This issue can be easily repaired using third party tool, Video Repair Tool. This tool is specifically designed in order to repair and recover a video file with ease. This tool includes some dynamic features and simple framework. The algorithms used in this repair tool helps you to scan each and every corner of the video and also make a separate copy of the same file to repair and recover all its attributes.
Steps to Repair Corrupt DJI Phantom or Inspire Video Files:
Step 1: Download and Install Video Repair Tool. Click on “Repair Video” to repair corrupt videos.
Step 2: Now click ‘+‘ or ‘–‘ in order to add or remove files.
Step 3: Click button to launch ‘Preview‘ of corrupt Video before repair.
Step 4: Video files are being repaired.
In this way, you can easily Repair Corrupt DJI Phantom or Inspire Video Files with an ease.