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[APP] GoogleCam Port for Mi 9 (updated 15/06/2019)

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What is Google Camera (AKA GCam)?
Google Camera is the camera app for the Google Nexus and Google Pixel phones. It is not designed or intended to be run on other phones.

What is HDR+?
HDR+ is Google's proprietary image processing routine. HDR+ employs image stacking to control exposure, and also to preserve details, reduce noise, increase sharpness, etc. It is an all-in-one package.

Installation instructions
Download APK to your Phone and Install it (No Root needed)


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Xiaomi Mi 9 GCam Telegram


** DOWNLOADS **
XTREME [6.1] [updated 18/05/2019]
URNYX [6.2] [updated 15/06/2019]

RECOMMENDED SETTINGS
(READ EVERYTHING BELOW BEFORE ASKING SOMETHING)

Results will be similar, Urnyx version is a plug-and-play Camera while xtreme uses XML's to adjust the camera settings to the environment.
There are more compatible version but these are made specially for Xiaomi Mi 9


ADD-ONS (ROOT/WORK IN PROGRESS):
ESZDMAN MAGISK MODULE

Difference is slim with stock and gcam 6.1, a bit more noise and details.
With 6.2 no difference at all.
Here's some crops comparison: http://4pda.ru/forum/index.php?showt...ost&p=85228719

Changelog:
** ISO divided by 2 (less noise reduction)
** ISO 50-51200
** Exposure up to 347 sec
** Quad bayer improvements


ABOUT XTREME 6.1
+ XML's for different profiles to shot the best in different Scenarios
- No EIS
- Video 60fps doesn't work
- Slow Motion Mode doesn't work
- Lens Distortion in Ultrawide Lens

ABOUT URNYX 6.2
+ Button to change between cameras
+- No XML's (Plug-and-Play)
- No EIS
- Video 60fps doesn't work
- Slow Motion Mode doesn't work
- Change to Main Lens to go to Settings or else will FC
- Lens Distortion in Ultrawide Lens
- Black Crush (it's actually exactly the same as on the Pixel 3 now)
- Focus Tracking is disabled on purpose (on 6.2 enabling it causes video mode to crash the app)
- Ultrawide is 12MP only (raw is saved with the full 16MP)


CHANGELOGS:

XTREME VERSION CHANGELOG:

- Fixed superwide lens 16mp
- Fixed AWB for all pixel models
- Removed some options in menu
- Added Xlib 2.2 ( with stock sharpness)

URNYX VERSION CHANGELOG:

- Changed Base Model to Selfie Camera
- Fixed a small issue of font for buttons to switch lenses
- Fixed front camera on Zenfone Max Pro M1
- Fixed manual focus on OP5/5T and Mi Mix 2 (I've added an option to enable/disable the fix because it may cause instability)
- Fixed green tint on front camera of OP3/3T
- Simplified saturation option
- Added a window for Info when you launch the app (thanks marlin_ku)
- Added the option to change quality of JPEG (thanks back.rider for the help to fix it)
- Fixed Photobooth on OP5/5T



FAQ GOOGLE CAM
I CAN'T INSTALL X VERSION, WHY?
Make sure you uninstall every other GCam Port on your phone. You can't have both versions installed.

HOW DO YOU SWITCH BETWEEN CAMERAS?
(6.1) Single Click - Camera Switch Button to switch between Regular and Front Camera
Long Press - Camera Switch Button to switch to Ultrawide Lens
Long Press - Photo Preview Button to switch to Telephoto Lens
(6.2) Settings > Advanced > Auxiliary Camera and enable the Buttons

HOW DO YOU USE NIGHTSIGHT WITH THE DIFFERENT LENS ?
Select the lens in main mode, switch to Night Mode , then double tap the Camera Switch Button

HOW DO YOU USE MANUAL FOCUS (SLIDER) ?
If you want to use it with enhanced HDR+, you need to disable focus tracking. Or else it will only work with regular HDR+.
Also the way it works is you set a focus distance, tap once into the viewfinder, then tap the shutter button.

WHY THE FRONT CAMERA IS 5MP AND BACK CAMERA 12MP ?
Selfie camera uses pixel binning, same as for the main sensor. Since camera2api implementation only delivers a 5MP raw stream (20MP/4 = 5MP because of pixel binning)
GCam can only work with what raw stream the API delivers.

HOW DO YOU TAKE PHOTOS FASTER ?
Enable HDR+ instead of HDR+ Enhanced

DOES GCAM WORK IN AOSP BASED ROMS ?
Yes



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11th March 2019, 11:35 PM |#2  
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Thx where to place the xml, i dont dind anything.

Must i install arcore ?
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Thx where to place the xml, i dont dind anything.

Must i install arcore ?

Create the folder GCam/Configs and place the XML there. The tap 2 times the black part on the camera an select the config.

Enviado desde mi MI 9 mediante Tapatalk
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Thx where to place the xml, i dont dind anything.

Must i install arcore ?

u have that in "ABOUT XML"

ar core is not compatible withour device yet, its only used with playground
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topic updated with arnova's version.
select long press to change between wide and super wide camera
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topic updated with arnova's version.
select long press to change between wide and super wide camera

Any changelog? How is this different with other builds, specifically MGC_6.1.021_BSG_Arnova_TlnNeun_V1.3.030119.0645.ap k?
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Any changelog? How is this different with other builds, specifically MGC_6.1.021_BSG_Arnova_TlnNeun_V1.3.030119.0645.ap k?

arnova's is based on his latest from op6/6t with the super wide lens changed instead of the secundary.
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thanks for this Port
i find the quality and colour is better with GoogleCam in comparaison To MiCam

For the apk with super wide, the quality is same or better than the MGC_6.1.021_BSG_Arnova_TlnNeun_V1.3.030119.0645_mi 9 ?
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Introduction
What is Google Camera (AKA GCam)?

Google Camera is the camera app for the Google Nexus and Google Pixel phones. It is not designed or intended to be run on other phones.

What is HDR+?
Basic: HDR+ is Google's proprietary image processing routine, and is more than just traditional "HDR' modes. HDR+ employs image stacking to control exposure, and also to preserve details, reduce noise, increase sharpness, etc. It is an all-in-one package.


Installation instructions
Root is NOT needed.
* -- Download APK to your Phone (or PC then transfer to your phone)
* -- Locate APK with File Manager and Install
* -- You will be prompted to Allow Unknown Sources. This is normal for APK's not downloaded from the Play Store.


Download xtreme version (just look for latest with nametag mi9 in it) - Link
Download fu24 version (for mi8 but works in mi9) - Link
Download Arnova 8G2 version - Link

Tip: Double Click/Long Press Change Camera Button to change to Super Wide/Telephoto Lens
attention that some things are still broken...

and use the xml designated in attachments.
ABOUT XML's
FAQ
AR CORE PLAYGROUND


ALL CREDITS TO EVERYONE THAT HELPED IN THESE PORTS.

i can´t download the xml attachment. What can I do?
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i can´t download the xml attachment. What can I do?

try here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1d5...ciT9lGBIfCXV5o
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thanks for this Port
i find the quality and colour is better with GoogleCam in comparaison To MiCam

For the apk with super wide, the quality is same or better than the MGC_6.1.021_BSG_Arnova_TlnNeun_V1.3.030119.0645_mi 9 ?
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its a very raw software, but arnova sends his versions to xtreme to work on it, so it's better to wait for xtreme versions =)
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