[APP/MOD][Exynos/Snapdragon][V9] Camera quality mod/Time limit extendr/higher quality

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kevinrocksman

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Ok here we go, after figuring out where everything is located I am now proud to announce this mod for the note 4 (not sure if it will work on all of them but defiantly sprint). I will update the log as I go

Version 9/ Version 9.3
Turned JPEG quality up to 100% from 96% (Verified)
Changed DUAL FHD max record time from 5 minutes to 10 minutes
Changed DUAL HD max record time from 10 minutes to 30 minutes
Changed UHD max record time from 5 minutes to 30 minutes
Changed SMOOTH MOTION max record time from 10 minutes to 30 minutes
Changed SMOOTH MOTION from 28mbit to 40mbit
Changed UHD from 24mbit to 65mbit
Changed FHD from 20mbit to 40mbit
Themed the camera with transparency set at 30% to make buttons less obvious (v4t).
Themed the camera with a greenish tint and all new icons (v4g - thanks to Kevinoliva113)
Set UHD/WQHD to max record limit of 20 minutes
Added the smooth motion default mod from louforgiveno
Added the mod from Jovy32:
Disabled Camera/Camcorder "Low Battery", "Can't Use Flash", And "Unable To Start While In A Call" Alerts So Now You Can Use Flash/Camera/Camcorder Even When Your Phone's Battery Is Running Low Or During A Phone Call.
Removed 05:00 time from UHD and WQHD recording, will only show up when almost out of space
Created a EXYNOS version
Added capability to record during calls(Thanks to dwitherell)
No audio interruption if listening to music(Thanks to dwitherell)

Themes are at the bottom of the post

INSTRUCTIONS (There are 2 different routes):

See bottom of OP for description of T and G
(example SamsungCamera3v4t.apk


1. Download ES File Explorer
2. Go to /system/app and delete SamsungCamera3.apk and SamsungCamera3.odex
3. Copy the SamsungCamera3.apk file over to /system/app
4. Set permissions to rw-r-r
5. (Version 3 or higher) Copy the media_profiles.xml file to /system/etc/
6. Set permissions to rw-r-r
7. Reboot
8. Enjoy

Note: If the icon doesn't look like this on reboot there is something wrong
Screenshot_2014-11-10-14-50-062.png


OR

Just download the Flashable Zip and flash through recovery and reboot

DOWNLOAD






Version 1
October 25th 2014 - Turned JPEG quality up to 100% from 96% (Verified)

V2 Changlog. (In testing process)
October 25th 2014 - Changed DUAL FHD max record time from 5 minutes to 10 minutes (Tested up to 20 min - Needs more verifications)
October 25th 2014 - Changed DUAL HD max record time from 10 minutes to 30 minutes (Needs Verification)
October 25th 2014 - Changed UHD max record time from 5 minutes to 30 minutes (Appears to stop at 5 Min)
October 25th 2014 - Changed SMOOTH MOTION max record time from 10 minutes to 30 minutes (Needs Verification)

V3 Changlog. (Thanks to Killa12222)
October 25th 2014 - Changed FHD from 17mbit to 20mbit (Verified)
October 25th 2014 - Changed SMOOTH MOTION from 28mbit to 40mbit (Verified)
October 25th 2014 - Changed UHD from 24mbit to 65mbit (Verified)

V4 Changlog.
October 31st 2014 - Themed the camera with transparency set at 30% to make buttons less obvious (v4t).
October 31st 2014 - Themed the camera with a greenish tint and all new icons (v4g - thanks to Kevinoliva113).

V5 Changlog.
November 1st 2014 - Changed FHD from 20mbit to 40mbit (Verified)
November 1st 2014 - Set UHD/WQHD to max record limit of 20 minutes (Verified)

V6 Changlog.
Added the smooth motion default mod from louforgiveno

V7 Changlog.
November 4th 2014- Added the mod from Jovy32:
Disabled Camera/Camcorder "Low Battery", "Can't Use Flash", And "Unable To Start While In A Call" Alerts So Now You Can Use Flash/Camera/Camcorder Even When Your Phone's Battery Is Running Low Or During A Phone Call.

V8 Changlog.
Created a EXYNOS version (Not tested!)
Removed 05:00 time from UHD and WQHD recording, will only show up when almost out of space

V9 Changlog.
Added capability to record during calls(Thanks to dwitherell)
No audio interruption if listening to music(Thanks to dwitherell)

V9.1 Changlog.
Removed Smooth Motion being set to default (I'll see how this goes and will determine if I make future versions with it out)

V9.3 Changlog.
Updated each download with the correct media_profiles.xml files and the correct themes so phones should not go into bootloop on flash.

Themes

Original (any camera without a letter after the version "example v4 not v4t" (not in version 4 currently)
t2.png


Transparency (any camera that ends in T)
t1.png


Greenish (any camera that ends in G)
g2.png
 
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killa12222

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Here's my take on modding the bitrate. Seems to be similar to my N3. So far I've changed:

4k: 48mbit to 65mbit
1080p: 17mbit to 20mbit
1080/60p: 28mbit to 40mbit

Rest is unchanged. I don't own a N4 so testing is appreciated :)

**link removed, having some compiling issues..
 
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DOMin8or

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Thanks for the mod.
I will test it after rooting.
Is there a chance to save the pictures as RAW?
Because RAW has a better dynamic range.
Since a while, i use raw on my dslr. The difference is dramaticly.
Spezially white balance correction is much easier and the result is better.
I cant understand Samsung and other producer, why in hell a simple function like this is allways disabled. Raw is the uncompressed data from the cmos. There is no need to destroy this good data, with a compression algorithm. 100% jpgs are not real 100%.
Actual, a good 64gb Micro sd card costs round about 40 Euro. Thats enough space for raw pix. :)
If raw is not possible, maybe png or bmp?
 

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I think raw is over kill for the image quality u get from mobile iso and the amount of time to simply take and process for a normal mobile phone camera+sensor to take the image is far longer than stock, requires a steadier hand and probably negates the OIS, in my experience ppl want something they can take quickly, with easy steady shot every time and open up in the stock gallery so yuy2 or ycrcb format bmp or png would be a far better option for most of us.

I'd leave raw for dslr, the stock camera is already outstanding but we can make it better.
 

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Okay. Thanks for the answer. As far as i know, OneplusOne or an other producer has the raw option in a new smartphone model integrated. I bought the sandisk uhc card. This card is multiple times faster than older cards. I think it can store big files Quick. I use the same cards in my gh4 dslr in 4k recording mode. And in full hd with 200mbit/sec. No glitches.
here a little comparison:
oneplusone (raw/jpg)
http://www.phonearena.com/news/Raw-DNG-vs-JPEG-on-a-smartphone-comparison-images_id58538

nexus 5 (raw/jpg) (with android 5 cam api, dng is possible.)
http://www.phonearena.com/news/Unle...ence-between-lossless-raw-DNG-vs-JPEG_id61956

for me, it looks interesting. and the difference is clearly visible.
:)
 
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Okay. Thanks for the answer. As far as i know, OneplusOne or an other producer has the raw option in a new smartphone model integrated. I bought the sandisk uhc card. This card is multiple times faster than older cards. I think it can store big files Quick. I use the same cards in my gh4 dslr in 4k recording mode. And in full hd with 200mbit/sec. No glitches.
here a little comparison:
http://www.phonearena.com/news/Raw-DNG-vs-JPEG-on-a-smartphone-comparison-images_id58538

I think its overkill for a mobile Raw. But hey if its possible some would like that. As it is it takes pretty decent images. One of the best cameras on a mobile I think.
 

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Anything is better than jpeg to be sure, i still don't understand why companies don't use a better format to this day and not get better out of their devices like Oneplus.

kevinrocksman you're quick with the mods mate, 65mbit is amazing, how big are those video file sizes? Already ordered my 128gb card, my internal is 90% full so i cant record for more than a min in UHD, and does it produce any errors when it hits 5 mins?
 

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Anything is better than jpeg to be sure, i still don't understand why companies don't use a better format to this day and not get better out of their devices like Oneplus.

kevinrocksman you're quick with the mods mate, 65mbit is amazing, how big are those video file sizes? Already ordered my 128gb card, my internal is 90% full so i cant record for more than a min in UHD, and does it produce any errors when it hits 5 mins?

Not sure how to change it to raw. Wouldnt even know where to start. Well 4k seems to be around 7-12MB per second. After 5 mjn on 4k it stops. As for anything else like 1080 no problems so far. Gone up to 20 minutes so far
 
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    Ok here we go, after figuring out where everything is located I am now proud to announce this mod for the note 4 (not sure if it will work on all of them but defiantly sprint). I will update the log as I go

    Version 9/ Version 9.3
    Turned JPEG quality up to 100% from 96% (Verified)
    Changed DUAL FHD max record time from 5 minutes to 10 minutes
    Changed DUAL HD max record time from 10 minutes to 30 minutes
    Changed UHD max record time from 5 minutes to 30 minutes
    Changed SMOOTH MOTION max record time from 10 minutes to 30 minutes
    Changed SMOOTH MOTION from 28mbit to 40mbit
    Changed UHD from 24mbit to 65mbit
    Changed FHD from 20mbit to 40mbit
    Themed the camera with transparency set at 30% to make buttons less obvious (v4t).
    Themed the camera with a greenish tint and all new icons (v4g - thanks to Kevinoliva113)
    Set UHD/WQHD to max record limit of 20 minutes
    Added the smooth motion default mod from louforgiveno
    Added the mod from Jovy32:
    Disabled Camera/Camcorder "Low Battery", "Can't Use Flash", And "Unable To Start While In A Call" Alerts So Now You Can Use Flash/Camera/Camcorder Even When Your Phone's Battery Is Running Low Or During A Phone Call.
    Removed 05:00 time from UHD and WQHD recording, will only show up when almost out of space
    Created a EXYNOS version
    Added capability to record during calls(Thanks to dwitherell)
    No audio interruption if listening to music(Thanks to dwitherell)

    Themes are at the bottom of the post

    INSTRUCTIONS (There are 2 different routes):

    See bottom of OP for description of T and G
    (example SamsungCamera3v4t.apk


    1. Download ES File Explorer
    2. Go to /system/app and delete SamsungCamera3.apk and SamsungCamera3.odex
    3. Copy the SamsungCamera3.apk file over to /system/app
    4. Set permissions to rw-r-r
    5. (Version 3 or higher) Copy the media_profiles.xml file to /system/etc/
    6. Set permissions to rw-r-r
    7. Reboot
    8. Enjoy

    Note: If the icon doesn't look like this on reboot there is something wrong
    Screenshot_2014-11-10-14-50-062.png


    OR

    Just download the Flashable Zip and flash through recovery and reboot

    DOWNLOAD






    Version 1
    October 25th 2014 - Turned JPEG quality up to 100% from 96% (Verified)

    V2 Changlog. (In testing process)
    October 25th 2014 - Changed DUAL FHD max record time from 5 minutes to 10 minutes (Tested up to 20 min - Needs more verifications)
    October 25th 2014 - Changed DUAL HD max record time from 10 minutes to 30 minutes (Needs Verification)
    October 25th 2014 - Changed UHD max record time from 5 minutes to 30 minutes (Appears to stop at 5 Min)
    October 25th 2014 - Changed SMOOTH MOTION max record time from 10 minutes to 30 minutes (Needs Verification)

    V3 Changlog. (Thanks to Killa12222)
    October 25th 2014 - Changed FHD from 17mbit to 20mbit (Verified)
    October 25th 2014 - Changed SMOOTH MOTION from 28mbit to 40mbit (Verified)
    October 25th 2014 - Changed UHD from 24mbit to 65mbit (Verified)

    V4 Changlog.
    October 31st 2014 - Themed the camera with transparency set at 30% to make buttons less obvious (v4t).
    October 31st 2014 - Themed the camera with a greenish tint and all new icons (v4g - thanks to Kevinoliva113).

    V5 Changlog.
    November 1st 2014 - Changed FHD from 20mbit to 40mbit (Verified)
    November 1st 2014 - Set UHD/WQHD to max record limit of 20 minutes (Verified)

    V6 Changlog.
    Added the smooth motion default mod from louforgiveno

    V7 Changlog.
    November 4th 2014- Added the mod from Jovy32:
    Disabled Camera/Camcorder "Low Battery", "Can't Use Flash", And "Unable To Start While In A Call" Alerts So Now You Can Use Flash/Camera/Camcorder Even When Your Phone's Battery Is Running Low Or During A Phone Call.

    V8 Changlog.
    Created a EXYNOS version (Not tested!)
    Removed 05:00 time from UHD and WQHD recording, will only show up when almost out of space

    V9 Changlog.
    Added capability to record during calls(Thanks to dwitherell)
    No audio interruption if listening to music(Thanks to dwitherell)

    V9.1 Changlog.
    Removed Smooth Motion being set to default (I'll see how this goes and will determine if I make future versions with it out)

    V9.3 Changlog.
    Updated each download with the correct media_profiles.xml files and the correct themes so phones should not go into bootloop on flash.

    Themes

    Original (any camera without a letter after the version "example v4 not v4t" (not in version 4 currently)
    t2.png


    Transparency (any camera that ends in T)
    t1.png


    Greenish (any camera that ends in G)
    g2.png
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    not very good images for a comparisan shot but one is 96% and the other is 100%. Difference is 15KB (granted not much color in the shot)

    WK9CE7A.png


    MURIsn2.png
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    O.k. where is the download link at for the snapdragon v9.3 at? Thanks In advance!!!

    Sent from my SM-N910T using XDA Free mobile app

    many thanks for your work my friend :eek: I for one is sad to hear yet another dev walking away from xda, and yes this site is slowly going in the wrong direction :(

    I'm not walking away, Im just taking a break and focusing more on what I like instead of being under pressure by people always wanting more and people wanting to accuse me of stealing work. Been doing this for a long time and spending alot of my free time on this and I need to focus more on myself than everyone else. I care to much for everyone else more than myself and that is why I do what I do but after the bulls*t I have had to endure by a single user over the last couple days I see some people like to accuse even when they don't know the whole story and that really makes me not care as much about making others happy. But I will still be around to help out
    5
    Hey guys, this serious need for help is directed at tmobile (n910T and n910T# !) note4 users who successfully were able to utilize these files (OR WHO KNOW HOW TO REVERT TO STOCK CAMERA)

    I went through the abovementined steps directed at Slash, since he mentioned the attempt is with with a tmobile note 4 (sm-n910t) and was unsuccessful, i appear to be able to install any version (i tried this with 9.3, then 9, then 3, then back with version 9.3) but when the camera app appears (showing the various icon types) it will always try to open then say "Unfortunately Camera Has Stopped". It was upon this result I would repeat the steps mentioned but with a different "Version" file for the mod, to no avail. I tried the Flashable versions ( I have teamwin recovery installed) but they would always Fail upon the "Flash to Intstall Zip" zip, which resulted in the lack of any camera app at all.

    .


    There have been so many updates to the system since I have put this out that I haven't had time to look at this nor change the instructions. All apks used to be under system/apps but now with the newer android versions they are under system/apps/xxxxxx, this still works for some but not for others. If I had some free time I could probably update this to make it work for everyone but dealing with school and some other things I cant atm but I thought that someone used this mod and did some work on it in another forum one time (because i remember them mentioning me) but if I get some free time I will update this, I just need to know if there is really a interest in it anymore.
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    I am no longer working on this mod for the time being, I am not going to be called out and ridiculed when in all reality 4.4.4 is not the same as 4.4.2 or ICS. What someone found out 3 years ago does not in its entirety apply to the present day and I even had a admin tell me that. I was accused for taking someone's "idea" on a completely different device back in the day for the spen sounds when in all reality I was the one that built the aroma and the install script for installing multiple things at once instead of copying over the files. I have been a entity of xda since 2008 and being that I am a combat vet being called out and ridiculed continuous times has driven my anxiety level above its threshold. There is 1 person you can thank for this, if you are interested in finding out who just search in my threads. Once I find out how to make slow mo efficiently 1080p without breaking anything I will be back. For now enjoy what I have put out there and god bless. I will still be around for help though and will still help accordingly.
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