Question A working GCam for Motorola Edge 20 Pro?

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piyush_soni

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Hi,
I recently bought this device, but unfortunately, compared to my Pixel 3a, it's camera is really bad! Can someone please help me with a trustworthy GCam apk that works for it? Thank you!
(There are quite a few websites for it but I don't know which ones to trust)
 
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piyush_soni

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@peterdoherty : Did you also try some config with it? If yes, can you please let me know which one worked the best? I tried the Nikita one as well, but the photos are a little less bright by default...
 
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@peterdoherty : Did you also try some config with it? If yes, can you please let me know which one worked the best? I tried the Nikita one as well, but the photos are a little less bright by default...
Just some tweeks by trial and error. I think the darkness was caused by enabling auto sunset or auto twilight (i don't remember the name exactly, it was a little icon above the camera selector toggle). As soon as i disable it the pics were considerably brighter.
Also I enabled and renamed the wide and zoom camera, set auto night mode. And that's about it.
 

ijuanp03

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I made a config for the Edge 20 Pro. I reduced the contrast and sharpness while retaining detail. Also reduced HDR overall lightness.

The final image is brighter.

Edit: new config as of Dec 4
 

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My updated config for Edge 20 Pro.
- well balanced exposure for all cameras
- reduced sharpness
- tweaked HDR and Expo Map to LUT

What you see in the viewfinder is the exact image you expect in post processing.
 

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ijuanp03

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What GCam Mod application are you using?
I'm using this:

But if you meant what I use to update the config file, you just need to open Gcam and there is a settings under 'Modules'.
You need to manually update the config per lens (front, ultrawide, main and periscope).
 

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New config file.
This file is to lift detail in shadows especially when you are taking your subject against the light. Also good for portraits since Pixel's algorithm is too harsh on skin tones (make you look older than in real life).
 

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phamthivn

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Dear all friend i have version cam is working good but it is working one camera
can try this link Gcam
i hope many version gcam is good for Edge 20 Pro
sorry because im bad english
 

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Milica84

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After much testing and tweeking, including the gcam versions given here, I have to say that my absolute best gcam version is Hasli.

Currently working with version Helena R6, link for download is here: https://www.celsoazevedo.com/files/android/google-camera/dev-hasli/.

My very much tweaked config, latest version is shared here.
Every cam and many options are tweaked, including white balance, noise reduction, detail preservation etc.
I am still not 100% satisfied with white balance in all circumstances, but overall best so far.
White dots in ultrawide cam are somewhat corrected with luma noise reduction - much better but not gone.

The only problem I have with this version is with selfi cam - there is a color bleed between surfaces, see the example attached. But this is the problem I have with every gcam version 8 I have tried (version 7.3 does not have this issue). I cannot figure out how to fix it.

I hope someone else will test this cam and config :)
There are still many options I did not try and there is no good guide for this version, and no community to discuss problems and tweaks (the Telegram group I have has locked comments).

It is true - Motorola did not do the best job with this phone's camera and gcam cannot fix everything but I think this makes it usable.

Happy Holidays!
Milica
 

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tmmelo

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After much testing and tweeking, including the gcam versions given here, I have to say that my absolute best gcam version is Hasli.

Currently working with version Helena R6, link for download is here: https://www.celsoazevedo.com/files/android/google-camera/dev-hasli/.

My very much tweaked config, latest version is shared here.
Every cam and many options are tweaked, including white balance, noise reduction, detail preservation etc.
I am still not 100% satisfied with white balance in all circumstances, but overall best so far.
White dots in ultrawide cam are somewhat corrected with luma noise reduction - much better but not gone.

The only problem I have with this version is with selfi cam - there is a color bleed between surfaces, see the example attached. But this is the problem I have with every gcam version 8 I have tried (version 7.3 does not have this issue). I cannot figure out how to fix it.

I hope someone else will test this cam and config :)
There are still many options I did not try and there is no good guide for this version, and no community to discuss problems and tweaks (the Telegram group I have has locked comments).

It is true - Motorola did not do the best job with this phone's camera and gcam cannot fix everything but I think this makes it usable.

Happy Holidays!
Milica
When i try to import your XML It Just says configs not found. Where the cam app search for It?
 

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    Thanks very much. It's a shame Motorola don't seem to care at all. All you see always is the same copy and paste answers. It might as well be a Chinese company that never respond. Just because they respond doesn't mean they have listened or helped at all...
    I'm Chinese. One of the motorola product manager is active in a third part forum. However, when the users post some issue or bugs that he doesn't like, he will drag them into blacklist. What a shame for him to be a manager!

    I also told him this phone's main lense use sun-glasses, because the Light Transmission is too low, just like aperture f3.4. And then he dragged me to blacklist.

    Someday he found I post an excellent config for gcam, he dragged me out and download the config, and then left some rude words comments, and then dragged me blacklist again. wtf?
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    Wooow this is incredible! Can you please share which forum is this so that we know what we are dealing with?

    They use Chinese to communicate. Can you understand?

    www.coolapk.com

    you should install its app to communicate.
    And the product manager's ID is "bonata", the same ID in the Chinese official forum.
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    Hi I did not test this, but I read somewhere that there are options in Developer settings for correcting this, and that it shoud be set to value 1 or 2. See which options in the screenshot. If you test it and it works, let us know 😉
    It does not work. I didnt see that setting does nothing
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    Hey, thanks for the info.
    I do not scan apks coming from (hopefully) good developers so I do not know whether it is a false positive or an actual threat.

    The only other place I know that aggregates gcam versions is https://www.celsoazevedo.com/files/android/google-camera/dev-suggested/
    There you can see that Hasli has R9 the latest version https://www.celsoazevedo.com/files/android/google-camera/dev-hasli/
    But this site is known not to have the most recent versions... Now I am interested in what your website will say about R9 from celsoazevedo :) Let me know if you test it.

    Cheers,
    Milica
    Hi Milica,

    Sorry for the late reply. Yes, I am still on version R9 and so far Virus Total's scan results shows no malware detected. Will try out other version when I have the time.
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    LMC 8.4 R11 Lite would be almost perfect i that wideangle lense correction worked. And maybe get that camera restart lense change off, but that not really issue.
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    New config file for Edge 20 Pro. I keep on updating since I am making the file optimized to different lighting conditions.
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    What GCam Mod application are you using?
    I'm using this:

    But if you meant what I use to update the config file, you just need to open Gcam and there is a settings under 'Modules'.
    You need to manually update the config per lens (front, ultrawide, main and periscope).
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    I had several variants installed until now, but by far the best and most functional is the last iteration of nikita gcam 8.3. I will try to put the link here. (video in zoom cam still not working)
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    @peterdoherty : Did you also try some config with it? If yes, can you please let me know which one worked the best? I tried the Nikita one as well, but the photos are a little less bright by default...
    Just some tweeks by trial and error. I think the darkness was caused by enabling auto sunset or auto twilight (i don't remember the name exactly, it was a little icon above the camera selector toggle). As soon as i disable it the pics were considerably brighter.
    Also I enabled and renamed the wide and zoom camera, set auto night mode. And that's about it.
    2
    My updated config for Edge 20 Pro.
    - well balanced exposure for all cameras
    - reduced sharpness
    - tweaked HDR and Expo Map to LUT

    What you see in the viewfinder is the exact image you expect in post processing.