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Reducing photos/videos before post-processing

orca.skynet

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Hi MavicPilots! First post!

Not sure if this is the right subforum to post in but it is related to editing workflow. With my GoPro and Sony RX100V, when I have free time (ie: waiting for and flying on a plane), I use the UI on the camera to start deleting photos that I feel I won't like to keep so I don't have to go through them in when importing and selecting for post-processing.

This is a little difficult for the Mavic Air (although I think it also applies to other drones). I have to power up the drone, connect my phone to the RC, then power up the RC just so I can browse through the aerials and reduce the numbers.

I know it would be better if I just took less but better quality photos but I'm not at that level yet. Do you have any tips in sorting through a week long trip's worth of aerials that can be done easily before importing and processing on the computer?
 

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Instead of connecting to the drone, perhaps you could remove the mSD card from the Drone and pop it in your phone or a tablet/laptop to sift through & delete the images?
From my understanding it's faster to copy direct from the card and less chance of corruption. You can also be charging your drone batteries while copying files :)
It's just a shame that the Air's mSD card slot is so hard to access with big fingers! A tab made with a piece of tape on the mSD cards helps with removal.
 

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Good idea! Need to find myself a nice compact card reader for my USB-C Android phone.

And thanks for the tip for removal. I have been struggling with that too. Good thing I usually leave a bit of nail on so I can use that to pull on the embossed end of the sd card.
 

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