GCam 7 and 6 for Lenovo P2 [Android 8, 9 and 10] 13th August 2020

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alirazaagha

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Dear friends,
November has been a very productive month for P2 owners with all sorts of Pie ROMs roaming around. But what everyone wants is a stable ROM with a working port of GCam 6.1 because it has got the magical "Night Sight" feature which actually does magic in low light.

For a unique camera experience; go to this page:
https://www.celsoazevedo.com/files/android/google-camera/

Google Camera 6.1
Search for:
MGC_6.1.021_FINAL_V1b_A8.1+
4/Dec/18:
MGC_6.1.021_B-S-G-based_v.0.1_TlnNeun
30/Dec/2018:
MGC_6.1.021_BSG_Arnova-based_v.1.3d_TlnNeun_2
Changelog:
1. Settings updated with options to enable/ disable Portrait Mode, Motion, Hide SlowMo, Max brightness
2. Added FIX settings for Black level adjustments for both cameras, Buffer Fix, Improved Low Light photos and Motion Photo resolution
2. Face retouching working well with Night Sight mode
3. Motion Capture works now

4th Feb 2019:
MGC_6.1.021_BSG_Arnova-based_v.1.3e_TlnNeun
1. Video capture in dark light works now. Just choose Pixel 3 from Settings>Advanced>Base>Interface style. Now kill the app from recents/ overview and adjust settings as mentioned below.
3. Swipe to Video and you'll see "Auto" on top left of screen. Keep it in auto mode and you can have video recording in dark light as well. See the screenshot.

14th Feb 2019
MGC_6.1.021_BSG_Arnova-based_v.1.4_TlnNeun
Changelog: (by developer)
- Pixel 3 AWB (auto white balance), by BSG/Savitar. There is no more pink shade, also colours with a lack of lighting are more natural. (Settings > Advanced > FIX > Pixel III AWB).
- Quick app opening.
- Lens blur is now enabled.

28th Feb 2019
MGC_6.1.021_BSG_Arnova-based_v.1.4a_TlnNeun
14th June 2019
Arnova's Advanced 1.6: Gcam_6.1.021_Advanced_V1.6.190614.0200.apk

Recommended:
GCam 7.4.104 by Parrot043 for Android 10+

GCam 7.0 for Android 9 and Android 10 by Parrot043
Features:
# AWB of Pixel 4XL resulting in color saturation as shown by viewfinder for both cameras
# High level yet quick HDR processing
# Maximum possible zoom
# Fix green tint for front camera
# Binary settings as well as default saturation settings for better color correction if needed
# All features working except Slowmo

Tested on Official Mokee Android 10.

19th August 2019
MGC_6_1_021_xcam6_beta11.apk
Features:
1. Dark mode settings if system interface is dark
2. Improved front cam photographs and more natural color tone just like back cam
3. Brighter night mode with both cameras (Use SparklingNight config file for flawless front cam night sight)
4. Photobooth working
5. Manual focus control and lot more

Google Camera 7
GCam_7.0.009_A_011.apk by marlin-ku
Features:
  • Night Sight replaced Panorama
  • Swipe down to access quick settings to enable one-hand usage
  • Quick toggle for ISO/Exposure Time for HDR+ and Night Sight
  • Time Lapse up to 120x
  • Long press screen to access Google Lens immediately
  • Long press image viewer for accessing a setting of your choice
  • Long press shutter to record a quick video (not working though)
  • Green tint on front camera fix in Color Settings
  • 4k Video recording working
  • Developer settings available for further tweaking as per your phone's capability
Bugs:
  • Face retouching isn't working even in Night Sight unless you select "test key Pixel2017 or 2016" from "Mask". However, it will disable the Portrait mode
  • SlowMo not working. However, it never works for me with GCam so try it yourself.
Google Camera 7 may only work with Android 9 and above. Please, test yourself if you are on Android 8 and report in the thread.

Google Camera 7 for Android 10

PMGC_7.0.009_PopugVersion_V11_1
Front camera greenish photos under dim light can be corrected by doing few things:
1. Enable HDR+ enhanced from drop down menu
2. Go into advanced settings and set time for front camera "1/5s" in ISO/ Exposure Time HDR+ or ISO 100. 1/5 captures photos faster though.
3. Reduce HDR+ frames to 5-10. Whenever you want to capture night shots without flash then enable HDR+ enhanced.
Configuration file
Video Capture Issues:
GCam is bad at capturing videos with P2.
Hence, install Open Camera, select 30 fps from video setting of the app then select audio source as default or optimised for voice recognition.
Keep resolution at 1080p for capturing, otherwise app will force close.
Adjust exposure while capturing videos at will.
This solution would work on Android 10 as well and it will record audio too.
Don't forget to test capture video to understand how it works.

Note: Config files are given as attachments.

What works:
Portrait, Night Sight, Face Retouching, AR Stickers, Playground, Photobooth, Panorama, RAW image, Video capture, Photo sphere, Lens, Motion Capture, Super Res-Zoom (Full zoom with HDR+ enabled), SlowMo (ROM dependent), Lens Blur

Comparison of Lenovo P2 photos with Pixel 3a XL photos. Thanks to @andyscuff!

Having green tint in front cam photos? Try this!
How to import config files for GCam?
FAQs and Troubleshooting
AR Stickers for Android 8 & Playground for Android 9!

Download, install and get pumped for a new camera experience :highfive:

It is not my work at all so don't forget to Support and Thank the worthy developers who are working day&night for a flawless modded GCam for Android devices.

Also share if your favorite ROM allows this Gcam port to work in full swing. Sharing of some photos will be an added benefit. Peace!
 

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HACKIMTOSH

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i found thiis version MGC_6.1.021_FINAL_V1b_A8.1+ .apk = it works but i don't know how to set it up

where to find BSG MOD settings ? when i go to gcam settings its not there
 

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How to Solve this, When i take close up/ near side images using flash , the picture become so bright and over exposure, what is this issue i attached a image ,.

AEX 5.8 Oreo
 

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alirazaagha

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i found thiis version MGC_6.1.021_FINAL_V1b_A8.1+ .apk = it works but i don't know how to set it up

where to find BSG MOD settings ? when i go to gcam settings its not there

The version is alright and BSG Settings are above all other settings. See the attachments.
 

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alirazaagha

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Aug 19, 2012
749
480
How to Solve this, When i take close up/ near side images using flash , the picture become so bright and over exposure, what is this issue i attached a image ,.

AEX 5.8 Oreo

May be the camera is not focusing the object you are capturing. First touch the area you want to focus and then capture. Otherwise, restart the app. I tried a few flash photos and found that it did shoot few overexposed photos. I restarted the app and it was all good again.
 
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Front camera portrait mode doesnt work for me, did all the instructions.
 

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    Dear friends,
    November has been a very productive month for P2 owners with all sorts of Pie ROMs roaming around. But what everyone wants is a stable ROM with a working port of GCam 6.1 because it has got the magical "Night Sight" feature which actually does magic in low light.

    For a unique camera experience; go to this page:
    https://www.celsoazevedo.com/files/android/google-camera/

    Google Camera 6.1
    Search for:
    MGC_6.1.021_FINAL_V1b_A8.1+
    4/Dec/18:
    MGC_6.1.021_B-S-G-based_v.0.1_TlnNeun
    30/Dec/2018:
    MGC_6.1.021_BSG_Arnova-based_v.1.3d_TlnNeun_2
    Changelog:
    1. Settings updated with options to enable/ disable Portrait Mode, Motion, Hide SlowMo, Max brightness
    2. Added FIX settings for Black level adjustments for both cameras, Buffer Fix, Improved Low Light photos and Motion Photo resolution
    2. Face retouching working well with Night Sight mode
    3. Motion Capture works now

    4th Feb 2019:
    MGC_6.1.021_BSG_Arnova-based_v.1.3e_TlnNeun
    1. Video capture in dark light works now. Just choose Pixel 3 from Settings>Advanced>Base>Interface style. Now kill the app from recents/ overview and adjust settings as mentioned below.
    3. Swipe to Video and you'll see "Auto" on top left of screen. Keep it in auto mode and you can have video recording in dark light as well. See the screenshot.

    14th Feb 2019
    MGC_6.1.021_BSG_Arnova-based_v.1.4_TlnNeun
    Changelog: (by developer)
    - Pixel 3 AWB (auto white balance), by BSG/Savitar. There is no more pink shade, also colours with a lack of lighting are more natural. (Settings > Advanced > FIX > Pixel III AWB).
    - Quick app opening.
    - Lens blur is now enabled.

    28th Feb 2019
    MGC_6.1.021_BSG_Arnova-based_v.1.4a_TlnNeun
    14th June 2019
    Arnova's Advanced 1.6: Gcam_6.1.021_Advanced_V1.6.190614.0200.apk

    Recommended:
    GCam 7.4.104 by Parrot043 for Android 10+

    GCam 7.0 for Android 9 and Android 10 by Parrot043
    Features:
    # AWB of Pixel 4XL resulting in color saturation as shown by viewfinder for both cameras
    # High level yet quick HDR processing
    # Maximum possible zoom
    # Fix green tint for front camera
    # Binary settings as well as default saturation settings for better color correction if needed
    # All features working except Slowmo

    Tested on Official Mokee Android 10.

    19th August 2019
    MGC_6_1_021_xcam6_beta11.apk
    Features:
    1. Dark mode settings if system interface is dark
    2. Improved front cam photographs and more natural color tone just like back cam
    3. Brighter night mode with both cameras (Use SparklingNight config file for flawless front cam night sight)
    4. Photobooth working
    5. Manual focus control and lot more

    Google Camera 7
    GCam_7.0.009_A_011.apk by marlin-ku
    Features:
    • Night Sight replaced Panorama
    • Swipe down to access quick settings to enable one-hand usage
    • Quick toggle for ISO/Exposure Time for HDR+ and Night Sight
    • Time Lapse up to 120x
    • Long press screen to access Google Lens immediately
    • Long press image viewer for accessing a setting of your choice
    • Long press shutter to record a quick video (not working though)
    • Green tint on front camera fix in Color Settings
    • 4k Video recording working
    • Developer settings available for further tweaking as per your phone's capability
    Bugs:
    • Face retouching isn't working even in Night Sight unless you select "test key Pixel2017 or 2016" from "Mask". However, it will disable the Portrait mode
    • SlowMo not working. However, it never works for me with GCam so try it yourself.
    Google Camera 7 may only work with Android 9 and above. Please, test yourself if you are on Android 8 and report in the thread.

    Google Camera 7 for Android 10

    PMGC_7.0.009_PopugVersion_V11_1
    Front camera greenish photos under dim light can be corrected by doing few things:
    1. Enable HDR+ enhanced from drop down menu
    2. Go into advanced settings and set time for front camera "1/5s" in ISO/ Exposure Time HDR+ or ISO 100. 1/5 captures photos faster though.
    3. Reduce HDR+ frames to 5-10. Whenever you want to capture night shots without flash then enable HDR+ enhanced.
    Configuration file
    Video Capture Issues:
    GCam is bad at capturing videos with P2.
    Hence, install Open Camera, select 30 fps from video setting of the app then select audio source as default or optimised for voice recognition.
    Keep resolution at 1080p for capturing, otherwise app will force close.
    Adjust exposure while capturing videos at will.
    This solution would work on Android 10 as well and it will record audio too.
    Don't forget to test capture video to understand how it works.

    Note: Config files are given as attachments.

    What works:
    Portrait, Night Sight, Face Retouching, AR Stickers, Playground, Photobooth, Panorama, RAW image, Video capture, Photo sphere, Lens, Motion Capture, Super Res-Zoom (Full zoom with HDR+ enabled), SlowMo (ROM dependent), Lens Blur

    Comparison of Lenovo P2 photos with Pixel 3a XL photos. Thanks to @andyscuff!

    Having green tint in front cam photos? Try this!
    How to import config files for GCam?
    FAQs and Troubleshooting
    AR Stickers for Android 8 & Playground for Android 9!

    Download, install and get pumped for a new camera experience :highfive:

    It is not my work at all so don't forget to Support and Thank the worthy developers who are working day&night for a flawless modded GCam for Android devices.

    Also share if your favorite ROM allows this Gcam port to work in full swing. Sharing of some photos will be an added benefit. Peace!
    8
    GCam 7 ports are out. I've tested 2 ports. Front cam photo is either blur or with green tint if HDR+ is enabled. Developer settings are enabled to tweak the camera and I played with the settings to make sure what works and what not.

    Video capture is ok and 4k is enabled however, rear cam is set at 30 fps so there are dark videos in low light. Front cam video is alright. Time lapse upto 120x is working. SlowMo was not working for me so can't say anything. Portrait mode is not working with rear cam at the moment but night sight does. Front cam portrait and night sight are either green or blurred.

    All seems fine for an early beta port. Hopefully, we'll see a stable port for our P2s soon :fingers-crossed:
    6
    Dear all, download new config files for XCam6 from first post. Due to incomplete communication; few users complained about blue tint on night photos. That happened because sparkling night config was used for back cam.

    I've updated the config files and renamed them as well for clarity. There shouldn't be any more bluish photos for back cam :fingers-crossed: However, front cam is weaker than the back cam so its photos will be clear for near objects as it is mostly the case, but away objects may have slight bluish tint in total dark. Whereas, less but visible light would have no effect on picture quality.

    Moreover, config for back cam is far quicker when capturing low light photos.
    6
    Google Camera 7 for Android 10
    PMGC_7.0.009_BudgerigarVersion_V13.apk
    - Front cam green tint can be addressed from Advanced>Experimental settings (bottom)>Fix tint
    - Face retouching can also be enabled at expense of Portrait mode
    - Portrait mode zoom can be disabled/enabled
    - Enable back cam video through unchecking camcorder.ois and camcorder.trk_yuv from About modification>Developer Settings
    6
    Massive update by xtrme!

    19th August 2019
    MGC_6_1_021_xcam6_beta11.apk
    Features:
    1. Dark mode settings if system interface is dark
    2. Improved front cam photographs and more natural color tone just like back cam
    3. Brighter night mode with both cameras (Use SparklingNight config file for flawless front cam night sight)
    4. Photobooth working
    5. Manual focus control and lot more

    I have added two config files; first is for regular usage while second (SparklingNight) is for improving night sight especially for front cam.

    Disclaimer:
    Get ready to be stunned ;)