FAQ

General

What is Sync for DJI?


Sync for DJI - the app that helps you download media from your DJI device with a few short steps: Connect → Choose → Save to Photos or Share. Also you can share the media instantly from connected device.




Who is it for?


The app is for users who want to edit just captured media or share it with friends and followers immediately after flying even without PC or Mac.




How is it different from DJI Go & DJI Go 4?


Sync for DJI - the app that helps you download media from your DJI device with a few short steps: Choose → Download → Export. Also you can share the media instantly from connected device.




What devices Sync for DJI supports?


Sync for DJI supports these DJI devices: Phantom 3 Pro/Advanced/Standard, Phantom 4 Pro/Advanced, Mavic Air/Pro/Platinum, Spark, Inspire 1, Inspire 2, Osmo, Osmo +, Osmo RAW. In general, no restrictions for DJI products.




Why Sync for DJI is better tool for downloading and edit video than DJI GO?


Because 1. Sync for DJI supports downloading of video even it was recorded in 4K resolution. Such feature allows you to share best quality footage with your friends in any social network immediately after flying. 2. Sync for DJI allows you download media in the background. So you can use other apps while your files are downloading. 3. Sync for DJI designed with the full wish of instrument that works great with any kind of social networks and blogging




Is it FREE?


Sync for DJI is completely free for download and use with any number of DJI devices. However, PRO mode allows you to remove watermark from high resolution images and videos. Check out all PRO benefits here.




What requirements for DJI device?


Your device should be turned ON, so Remote Controller receives data from device storage. App will resume downloading even if you switch battery in the middle of the downloading process or if you connect SD card later.
We are communicating with DJI company to develop a kind of Sleep mode which is energy efficient and doesn't involve gimbal operating.





Connect

How can I connect my aircraft or OSMO?


You can connect your DJI device via RC or Wi-Fi. Connect via RC: 1. Turn ON your Phantom 2/3/4, Mavic, Spark, Inspire. 2. Turn ON Remote controller and pay attention to RC that is connected with aircraft. 3. Open Sync for DJI app and wait for connection. Your device model will appear on the top of the screen. Connect via Wi-Fi: 1. Switch your aircraft to Wi-Fi mode then turn ON your Phantom 2/3/4, Mavic, Spark, Inspire or Osmo. 2. Open Wi-Fi settings on your iOS or Android smartphone. Find your device and tap to connect. 3. If connection is successful open the app and wait for connection. Your device model will appear on the top of the screen.




How to restore connection?


To restore connection: disconnect and connect again your DJI device via RC or Wi-Fi. In case if your drone connected via RC - you can unplug and plug in the RC cable. Restart your DJI device and repeat the steps above if you have trouble connecting it. All paused tasks will resume automatically without any efforts from your side.




Shall I use original Lightining cable?


Majority of ‘original’ Lightning cables are mass-manufactured in anonymous factories overseas, there isn’t as much (or possibly any) quality control as those manufactured by Apple or certified third-party companies. It means that such cables can have issues within connection with your RC and iPhone. Use original Apple Lightining cables.





View and manage

How to work with quick tool - Download picked items?


Quick tool ‘Download picked items’ will automatically start downloading picked items when your Drone or Osmo is connected.




How to set like or tag?


To set like or tag you need to tap and hold your finger on one of these items and then move to desired value.




How to remove like or tag?


Open the Tag or Like menu and chose dashed item to remove like or tag.




How to quickly remove or download specific files?


Use Filter feature. Open Filter, choose Suitable options and then tap on Apply button.




How to delete all rejected items by one step?


Open Side menu and choose ‘Delete all rejected items’. This option will delete all rejected files on connected device.





Download, share and export

How to download files on my smartphone?


1. Connect smartphone to DJI device 2. Open screen with your items 3. Tap on any of the item or use ‘select’ mode 4. Tap on ‘download’ icon on the right side of the bottom bar 5. Selected item(s) will be downloaded to ‘Storage’




How to export files in Photos or Gallery?


1. Download item(s) to ‘Storage’ 2. Tap on any of the item or use ‘select’ mode on ‘Storage’ tab 3. Tap on any of the item or use ‘select’ mode 4. Tap on ‘download’ icon on the right side of the bottom bar 5. Selected item(s) will be exported in ‘Photos’/‘Gallery’




How to share photos/videos via Sync for DJI?


1. Connect smartphone to DJI device 2. Open screen with your items 3. Tap on any of the item or use ‘select’ mode 4. Tap on ‘Share’ icon on the right side of the bottom bar 5. Selected item(s) will be shared to desired social network




What is the highest resolution for photo and video I can get downloading from my DJI device?


Sync for DJI supports all types of video and photo resolution. You can download original files even if you recorded it in 4K resolution.




Why I need to allow Sync for DJI use my geoposition?


iOS requires using the geoposition to support background downloading. Otherwise iOS will close Sync for DJI application and stop downloading processes within 3 minutes after minimizing the app. We strongly recommend you to Allow Sync for DJI using your geopositon while downloading your media from the device. Sync for DJI will not save or use your geolocation in any other way.




How to save H.265 codec for video from Mavic 2 PRO?


To save H.265 codec in a video you need to export original footage from the app. If you export with a watermark or resizing - you lose H.265 (your video will be exported as H.264).





Troubleshooting

Can’t open sphere, panorama, RAW.


Sync for DJI doesn’t support such media formats as panorama or sphere. As for RAW files you can download it to your Phone and then open with apps that support such RAW.




Why I can not find my DJI device after it was connected to my mobile device?


Make sure that your drone is turned on. After the DJI device has been connected to the remote controller, power on the aircraft: press and hold the Intelligent Flight Battery Switch for few seconds. When the aircraft makes a beeping sound, connect the aircraft to DJI GO 4. Or you can search the DJI device Wi-Fi in your mobile device if it is in Wi-Fi mode.





Hyperlapse

What are minimum frames for making short hyperlapse?


25 frames.




How do I need to take timed shots to take good raw material for hyperlapse?


Use any mode you want (like Point of Interests, Course lock, of freestyle). An interval between files creating should be maximum 5 sec.




Can I take RAW shots and then create hyperlapse with ones?


For now - no. It will be available in next Sync for DJI updates.




What settings I can use to make hyperlapse better?


When you are on drone and find timelapse element with icon: Then in hyperlapse editor you can use one of settings: Resolution: SD - Output resolution for the hyperlapse is 480px width HD - Output resolution for the hyperlapse is 720px width Full HD - Output resolution for the hyperlapse is 1080px width 2.7K - Output resolution for the hyperlapse is 1520px width 4K - Output resolution for the hyperlapse is 2160px width Stabilization: Smooth - Optimal stabilization if your camera was moving or rotating during shooting footage No Motion - Suitable if your camera was pointing to same direction and wasn’t moving None - Stabilization is OFF. The hyperlapse is stitched together as is. Framing: Auto Scale - Crops the moving edges and scales up the image to refill the frame Crop - Crops the moving edges without scaling. Output resolution is affected in this case None - Fills the moving edges with the black color Speed: Slow - One second of output video fits about 15 frames [No transition frame] Normal - One second of output video fits about 24 frames [With transition frame] Smooth - One second of output video fits about 30 frames [With transition frame] Fast - One second of output video fits about 60 frames [No transition frame]