Timestamp on images off by ~14hrs. Huh?

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My files from my P4P are timestamped ~14 hrs earlier than they are being shot....what in the world would cause something like that? I have restarted the app, reinstalled the app, signed out and back in, formatted the card and am out of ideas.
 

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My files from my P4P are timestamped ~14 hrs earlier than they are being shot....what in the world would cause something like that? I have restarted the app, reinstalled the app, signed out and back in, formatted the card and am out of ideas.
That's a strange one but I've seen several reports of it without a cure or explanation.
Most aren't affected but a few are.
Date/time should be coming from your GPS and should be accurate.
 
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Mine is the same way guys. Did the same things you tried and still not right.
 
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I noted that I face this problem when exchanging my Samsung Pro+ 64GB (no time problem) with the Sandisk Extreme Pro 64gb card (The files show 5 hours difference )... really strange and no explanation. I format cards always in the P4P and not on the PC/MAC.
 
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There are other threads about this problem that you can find with search.

You can work around it by formatting larger (64GB) cards as FAT32. Go4 will give you a warning saying "suggest format" but just ignore this and it will work.
Note to Windows users: the Windows GUI format utility (right clicking on the drive) will not let you choose FAT32 as a formatting option for a 64GB card. Instead, you'll either need to use the command line or a FAT32 utility like this one. Also, FAT32 limits file sizes to a maximum of 4GB.
 
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Review this thread for more info on what causes the problem. Again, the workaround I posted above does work; that is what I am doing for now.
 
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Perfect. formatted 128 Dos-Fat and works great. Thanks for the heads up
 
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I still use exFat for card >= 32gb. Fat32 is not a good choice for P4 video streaming. Performance are better on exFat than on fat32, and there are also other technical implications (exFat permit files >4GB for example).
Anyway I confirm that Samsung Pro and Pro+ doesn't show the issue, Sandisk Extreme Pro has time f****d.
DJI will fix the problem for sure...(I hope).
 
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There are other threads about this problem that you can find with search.

You can work around it by formatting larger (64GB) cards as FAT32. Go4 will give you a warning saying "suggest format" but just ignore this and it will work.
Note to Windows users: the Windows GUI format utility (right clicking on the drive) will not let you choose FAT32 as a formatting option for a 64GB card. Instead, you'll either need to use the command line or a FAT32 utility like this one. Also, FAT32 limits file sizes to a maximum of 4GB.
I can't get this or any fat32 utility to work..Fails when formatting
 

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