With their 1/1.3-inch CMOS sensors, the Mini 3 and Mini 3 Pro take excellent pictures and videos.
While the Mini 3 takes 12 MP photos and 4k videos up to 30 FPS (frames per second), the Mini 3 Pro takes it up a notch with 48 MP photos and 4k videos up to 60 FPS.
Regardless of which drone you own, if you are taking photos and videos with it, you’ll want to transfer these, most likely, to your home computer.
This article and the included YouTube video, will be a step-by-step tutorial showing how to transfer videos and photos to a Windows PC computer.
If you have a Mac, there is also an article and YouTube video for Mac users.
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SD Card Readers
The Mini 3 uses Micro SD cards, up to 256 GB, whereas the Mini 3 Pro can write on cards up to 512 GB. In order to transfer files from the SD card to your PC, you might have a built-in Micro SD card slot on your PC.
If you have an SD card slot only (not a Micro SD card slot), you’ll need to purchase a Micro SD to SD card adapter.
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If your PC is not equipped with an SD card slot, you’ll need to purchase a simple Micro SD Card reader to insert into an available USB port.
Amazon has a variety of readers that will do the job.
Supports MicroSDXC, MicroSDHC, and MicroSD for Window, Mac OS X and Andriod (Midnight Grey).
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Transferring Files to the PC
STEP 1: Eject the SD card from the Mini 3/Pro.
STEP 2: Insert the Micro SD card into the corresponding SD card slot on the reader.
STEP 3: Insert the SD card reader into your PC.
STEP 4: On your PC open your Windows/File Explorer (this can easily be done by right-clicking on the Windows icon on the bottom of your PC and choosing File Explorer).
STEP 5: After opening your File Explorer, you should see your Mini 3s SD card. I previously named mine “Mini3 Pro” so as to easily distinguish it from the dozens of other cards I insert and use on my PC on a regular basis.
STEP 6: After clicking on your Mini 3s SD card, you will see the contents of the SD card.
STEP 7: Selecting the DCIM folder will bring you to the directory where your media is ultimately stored.
STEP 8: To copy all of the files into the directory of your choice on your PC, you can right-click the 100MEDIA directory and choose COPY.
Alternatively, you can click and choose what files you’d like to copy and then move to STEP 9.
STEP 9: To paste the files or directory into your folder/directory of choice, navigate through the Explorer Window, locate the directory you’d like to copy to, open the directory, and then right-click and PASTE into said location.
After this step is complete, you now have the files from your Mini 3. You’re able to edit and modify the files to your liking in your favorite picture or video editor.