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By vlachorumsapiens, Senior Member on 11th April 2019, 04:30 PM
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Redmi Note 7 Pro is arguably the best mid-range camera smartphone money can buy. The Sony IMX586 sensor is capable of delivering amazing photos even in the most difficult lighting conditions, and while the stock camera app already does a fine job, why not push the sensor to the very limits to see what the maximum image quality looks like. Here is where Google Camera comes into play with its amazing image processing algorithm. It took a few months for compatible GCam builds to be developed, and while there aren't any GCam versions with all the features fully working, and after many weeks of testing several different versions modded by developers such as xtrme, BSG, fu24, Urnyx05, bulkin043, TlnNeun and others, I finally managed to obtain phenomenal results with the Google Camera modded by Arnova8G2.

During my extensive tests I've found this build to be fairly stable with smooth transitions when switching through the menus and a responsive UI. I haven't experienced any crashes, except for occasional lags. Unfortunately Photobooth and Slow Motion video aren't working for the moment, but then again they aren't working on any of the GCam versions I've tested.

You can download the latest Advanced 1.7 version modded by Arnova8G2 from HERE

After trying various settings I've managed to find the best configuration which provides amazing image quality, with great detail, sharpness, color reproduction, noise control, exposure and dynamic range. There's one single XML config file suitable for both daytime and nighttime conditions which gives the best results on both back and front cameras. You can download it from HERE

IMPORTANT: After applying the XML Config file please go to Settings > Advanced > Libs and choose Eszdman: Xtrme v3

Here's a tutorial on how to import/export XML config files for Google Camera
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11th April 2019, 11:10 PM |#2  
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https://www.celsoazevedo.com/files/a.../changelog373/
Works perfect on my chinese phone, except slow motion.
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12th April 2019, 09:48 AM |#3  
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https://www.celsoazevedo.com/files/a.../changelog373/
Works perfect on my chinese phone, except slow motion.

Thanks for the help! I tried this build but it's still very unresponsive. Not sure how exactly it works for you and yet somehow it doesn't work for me. Given that we both have the same Chinese version it doesn't make any sense. However I tried the latest build available from this developer (MGC_6_1_021_xcam6_beta2.apk) and it works very very well! I would even say it's close to perfect. It's just the slow motion which doesn't work at the moment.

It seems the GCam builds maintained by xtrme are the only ones which work with the Chinese version of the RN7Pro. Although these builds are aimed at MI 9, they work for the RN7Pro as well since both of them have the exact same camera sensor.

P.S. Any particular camera settings you are using with GCam? Did you import the XML config file?
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Thanks for the help! I tried this build but it's still very unresponsive. Not sure how exactly it works for you and yet somehow it doesn't work for me. Given that we both have the same Chinese version it doesn't make any sense. However I tried the latest build available from this developer (MGC_6_1_021_xcam6_beta2.apk) and it works very very well! I would even say it's close to perfect. It's just the slow motion which doesn't work at the moment.

It seems the GCam builds maintained by xtrme are the only ones which work with the Chinese version of the RN7Pro. Although these builds are aimed at MI 9, they work for the RN7Pro as well since both of them have the exact same camera sensor.

P.S. Any particular camera settings you are using with GCam? Did you import the XML config file?

I don't use any config files.
Only enabled Pixel 2 awb, remove iso limit in dark , no enable auto exposure, and enabled dynamic black lvl.
Worked perfect on chinese rom, working perfect now on global rom.
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15th April 2019, 04:17 AM |#6  
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I tested Arnova8G2 Advanced 1.4 and xtrme's xcam6_beta3. Photo, 4K video and nightshot. Both works fine.
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18th April 2019, 11:56 AM |#7  
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Nope. On the Note 7 Pro, none of the versions (including this one) works perfectly. The portait mode still freezes on my Note 7 Pro from China. The Night Mode does work with this one though.
2nd May 2019, 09:08 AM |#8  
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I've the Chinese note 7 pro and this one works well except for slow motion

https://f.celsoazevedo.com/file/gcam...d_plusplus.apk

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9th May 2019, 11:52 AM |#9  
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I've been doing a lot of testing with several GCam builds on the Redmi Note 7 Pro and I finally found one which gives amazing results. Although it isn't specifically tailored for the Sony IMX586 sensor as we find with other GCam builds developed for the Mi 9 (such as the one modded by xtrme), for some reason it produces much better photos with better color accuracy, details, sharpness, exposure and dynamic range. This GCam build is modded by bulkin043 and it is tailored for a variety of different devices such as the Redmi Note 5 / Pro (whyred), Redmi Note 7 (lavender), Mi A1 (tissot), Mi A2 (jasmine), Mi 6x (wayne) and Mi 8 Lite (platina). During my extensive tests I've found this build to be exceptionally stable with smooth transitions when switching through menus and a very responsive UI.

This build is packed with a lot of great settings such as "Custom Eszdman v2.2" quality level for NightSight, Camera API2 "Metering mode", "ISO priority", and "Lens distortion correction", "Lens blur resolution" and many other unique features. Best of all it comes with a dedicated interface theme (Auto/Light/Dark) which automatically adapts to daylight or night-time conditions. Photobooth and Slow Motion aren't working unfortunately, but that's the case with many GCam builds and so it remains a work in progress.

The only bothersome issue with this build is due to the fact that it permanently crashes video mode when selecting 60fps. Please avoid this framerate for now, or else you will have to reinstall GCam to gain access to video mode again.

This Google Camera is based on the 6.2.030 version and you can download it from > HERE

I will share below the optimal settings for the Redmi Note 7 Pro (after having it thoroughly tested I've found these particular settings to give the best possible results):

[Libs]

Default from Google

[Base settings]

Back camera > Pixel 3a XL/with Pixel 3a config (perfect balance between noise control, details and sharpness with accurate exposure) or Pixel XL/with Pixel 3 config (increased noise, details and sharpness with slightly higher exposure)

Front camera > Pixel 2 XL (good colors, details and sharpness with more noise control) or Nexus 5X (greater details and sharpness with slightly more noise)

Config > Pixel 3a/with Pixel 3a XL and Pixel 3 XL AWB or Pixel 3/with Pixel XL and Pixel 2 XL AWB

[Saturation]

Front Camera > Highlight Saturation (1.9) / Shadow Saturation (2.3)

Back Camera > Highlight Saturation (1.0) / Shadow Saturation (1.6)

[Noise reduction]

Back camera > Activate

Front camera > Activate

DO NOT enable HDR+ Denoise!

[Enable these toggles]

> HDR+ Control
> Save to /DCIM/Camera
> Quick auto exposure settings
> Remove the ISO limit
> Portrait/Disable zoom
> Recompute AWB > On (mandatory!)

All other settings remain on default

NOTICE: Keep in mind that these settings have been tested only on the Redmi Note 7 Pro (China variant). For other compatible devices supported by this build you will have to experiment with the settings yourselves.
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26th May 2019, 01:06 AM |#10  
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I've tested the latest xtrme GCam build and I'm very pleased to see Pixel AWB has finally been fixed. We are getting very close to a true Google Camera performance on the Mi 9 and Redmi Note 7 Pro. File size is also correct and image quality is closer to MIUI stock camera (exposure/highlight conservation is still better on stock camera though).

You can download the latest GCam build developed by xtrme from HERE

After trying various settings I've managed to find the best configuration which provides amazing image quality, with great detail, sharpness, color reproduction, noise control, exposure and dynamic range. There's one single XML config file suitable for both daytime and nighttime conditions which you can download from HERE

Here's a tutorial on how to import/export XML config files for GCam

For NightSight you need steady hands as image processing is slower, but provides maximum quality. There's also a small annoyance with my config as NightSight suggestion doesn't work with BSG Config PixelPlusNS Hdr+, but this issue will eventually be fixed.
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26th May 2019, 06:53 PM |#11  
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Thanks so much @vlachorumsapiens
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