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srslye

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I see different in those images.
I think what he means is that overall, maximising overall qualities is levelling out.

Since I'm into sharp details and ultra clarity, I choose the first image, however if some prefer a more "natural" look, the others provide a slightly different, softer look, but overall very similar.

Andermendz and Kairu look super close to my eyes. Zooming in on my pc, Kairu has sharper detail, and actually Lapptapper and Kairu are both sharply detailed, but in a different way. Laptapper has slightly more surface detail due to more sharpening I think, little more noise, and Kairu is a little smoother, less surface detail, but equally crisp.

This is a very exciting thread. Such amazing work!
 
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Laptapper

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New version of my XML:

* Ultra wide and macro added
* Ultra wide lens distortion fixed
* All the lenses are optimized for detail instead of fake sharpness
* Vídeo Stabilization on all the lenses

Very good XML. Congrats.
In my opinion, if you tweak some settings more and your night mode it could be the best universal XML!
 

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andermendz

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Very good XML. Congrats.
In my opinion, if you tweak some settings more and your night mode it could be the best universal

Yeah, but as I said I just want to make things look as natural as possible.

I could increase sharpness and tweak some other algorithms to get a lot more detail and the gaining on the night mode, but it just looks so fake and over processed, I'll stay with the natural look, but I'll still be tweaking my config once in a while.
 

andermendz

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Yeah, but as I said I just want to make things look as natural as possible.

I could increase sharpness and tweak some other algorithms to get a lot more detail and the gaining on the night mode, but it just looks so fake and over processed, I'll stay with the natural look, but I'll still be tweaking my config once in a while.
This is my config btw, I would like to see more comparisons I feel we're reaching the limit of what's our phone is capable of.
 

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Laptapper

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New SHAMIM V28:

I've tested quick your new config.
I have to say with my first impressions: with Shamim v28 a new star 💫 is born! @intelinside70

Here @andermendz , my and @intelinside70 comparison

His config will found and has to be used with lib in the new invitation folder.

I thought we've reached the cam limit but it seem with Shamim v28 and in case of @intelinside70 we can get again some percentages in improvements....
 

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Laptapper

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i guess we're going back to shammim XD

Hey guys
Also if you import last lmc xmls in Shamim v28 it's looking for me slightly better!
Sometimes something like upscaling or tracking focus....has to be switched on or changed....

Here for example @andermendz pic from lmc and from Shamim (name without end andermendez
 

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Klaus69

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I've tested quick your new config.
I have to say with my first impressions: with Shamim v28 a new star 💫 is born! @intelinside70

Here @andermendz , my and @intelinside70 comparison

His config will found and has to be used with lib in the new invitation folder.

I thought we've reached the cam limit but it seem with Shamim v28 and in case of @intelinside70 we can get again some percentages in improvements....
Errrr, which lib and xml do we have to use on Shamin??
 

Laptapper

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Shamim v28fix
What's new!!

- Corrected previous build's mistakes.

Notes:- Requires a restart to work everything normally. For pixel users, if anyone face black viewfinder, just try all device interface selections. Hope the issues will be fixed.



I've had to remove v28 for install v28fix and reboot!
 

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Case_

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Anybody has any experience with how the camera (with GCam) behaves on MIUI ROMs compared to OSS ROMs? I use MIUI(Mix) and I keep seeing very incosistent results in regard to exposure, white balance, saturation and plenty of other adjustments, which seem to depend on lighting conditions and scene in general, as if all of those are controlled by some kind of additional logic before the shot even gets to the GCam app. It's annoying. So I was wondering if perhaps it is due to something Xiaomi is doing in the MIUI specific camera drivers that might perhaps be absent in the OSS drivers?

Or maybe it's just how this camera module behaves in general?
 

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  • 6
    I use awb, noise models and .so files in Arnova 8.3 and 8.4 there is no option to import awb and nm in bsg8.4.

    I like astrophotography and i really like the results from arnova gcams samples attached below (slightly edited in Google photos)
    1
    Great!
    It looks like you've got knowledge....do you've got a good xml also?
    No i don't use this Gcam im currently using Bsg 8.4 and Arnova with .so files.
    1
    No i don't use this Gcam im currently using Bsg 8.4 and Arnova with .so files.
    Please share your files
  • 21
    20220830 Moderator Information

    After a closer look at the thread, I find it is totally against XDA's standing on the way of sharing.
    As a forum user for years, I spent 20 minutes on this thread back and forth, trying to find the direct links to download files but repeatedly encounter such words "xx is in invitation group" and it leads me to nowhere.
    The whole thread will remain closed until I removed all off topic posts about "invitation group". And I believe this may take a few days.


    20220901 Moderator Information
    TL;DR: all sharing must be happening on XDA or use XDA as major platform

    Wall of Text

    This thread has been cleaned from off topic posts. You may notice that in total about 4 pages of posts are gone (147 vs 143).

    As posted by some users here, this is one of the largesst gcam thread on XDA and the only thread existing for gcam discussion for this device. Unfortunately, it is not very friendly to new gcam users. A newbie, like myself :p, would be 99.5% lost during browsering this thread and the files people talking about were nowhere to find. This must stop.

    I understand a developer's feeling of getting recognization, fulfilled, being needed, helpful, and credited. It is a great achievement to let your hard work to be used by many others. To a developer, getting feedback for sure is a critical way to improve the work. In this thread, I see many users are sharing their work and providiing feedback to each other, not only the main developer here, but each other. I belive in this gcam thread, everyone can develop and you are your own developer. Kudos to every "developers" here. :)

    I also understand the feeling of "losing your work" when you posted it but no one cares or use it without feedback, it feels like "stealing" or "underappreciated". But I believe that is only a tiny portion of users, especially on XDA. And the background reason also varies: some users are new to this development or shy to share or just want to cherry pick the best for themselves. XDA is on internet, and on internet, we see all kinds of people like in your work, in your life. We accept the fact that users are not all perfect but to see the beauty in it: sharing the work with others.

    From now on, please share the xml files directly on XDA. And for OP @Laptapper , I highly suggest you update the first post to include a repo or filehost or any format of summary you like to give others an overview of current progress. For example, you could release a monthly version and then continue ongoing test with users. This is just my suggestion and you have every right to select the way of sharing.

    In the end, I want to emphasize one point:
    all sharing must be happening on XDA or use XDA as major platform. Otherwise it is not allowed by our rules and content will be removed.


    Thanks for reading this wall of text. Hope you all have a good time developing! :D
    8
    Hi everyone (again)
    I have some new tests for the astrophotography mode. The tested XMLs are AGC8.4.300_V9.1_Fix1.apk with RN10PV31SG-V2.xml, laptapperLMCdef11.xml and MisterX - LMCTWN1 V220821.xml
    Also I have as reference a new photo in pro mode with the normal Xiaomi camera.

    The results are not good however, the agc XML got better results (but still far from ideal).
    Btw great work for all the developers and of course non of this XMLs or gcams are my work.
    LT-20220828_223159_laptapperLMCdef11.NIGHT.jpg
    PXL_20220828_232127222.NIGHT.jpg
    IMG_20220828_233120.jpg
    MXP-20220828_223714_LMC.R12.NIGHT.jpg
    8
    Other xml, what i've used:

    From heyamiyou:
    AMI • SGCam [v34Fix] Lens Fix.xml
    AMI-LMC R12 DSRL 📸 (LMC V12) Fix Lens.xml
    AMI-LMC R12 DSRL 📸 (AWB-COLOR OFILM).xml Change DSLR to color OFILM (not for sunny device)

    From Prashant:
    Lmc8.4_r13_prashant_premium_v4.4☘️.xml (This is the last)
    BSG 8.5.300_prashant🍄.xml (only main cam)

    From Mohak:
    RMN10ProMax_Mohak⭐⭐BSG 8.1.xml

    Unkown:
    LMC-A-Ok_v2_COLOR.xml (very satured)

    Note: I'm sorry, but in some I have changed some things, but I don't remember which and what I have changed, but they are minor changes in appearance or operation. The configuration of the xml is all of its creator.
    7
    Hi everyone
    As today is new moon and I am actually in a place with not much light pollution I decided to try the astrophotography mode. The tested XMLs are KAIRU FINAL [0] , andermendz3.3 and SACHISK_MIXED+KAIRUFINAL-0-.xml.
    Also I have as reference a photo in pro mode with the normal Xiaomi camera.

    I have to admit that I am a little disappointed with the results as the best shot is with the Xiaomi camera. Astrophotography mode actually gets more stars but it has a lot of noise and red green blue dots. There is a lot of improvement that can be done in this area and I would really appreciate taking amazing photos in astrophotography mode.
    Btw great work for all the developers and of course non of this XMLs or gcams are my work.
    It would be awesome if I could get access to the private folder and test other XML. I will have 2 or 3 more nights to test the astrophotography mode with the best conditions if someone wants me to test something else.

    AMV_20220827_234011_andermendz3.3.NIGHT.jpg
    27 Aug 23_42.LMC.R12.NIGHT.jpg
    RN10PRO_20220827_234437_8.4.300.NIGHT.jpg
    IMG_20220827_234934.jpg
    7
    hi guys this is my new tweaks to improve noise from original kairu final -0-
    just kairu values mixed into sachisk mixed xml with some tweaks by me FOR LMC R10 x9s.

    almost hits the details in kairu with less noise in both of lens, but ofcourse i'm still improving.

    also working:
    - all lenses color balanced
    - 4K HDR with EIS ON
    - slow-mo
    ultrawide_comparisom.jpg
  • 25
    My final final KAIRU XML (?)

    This might just be my very last XML if no problems are found. (For LMC R12 Fix)

    Changelog:
    Reduced the green tint on low-light (if it still persists then turn on AWB).

    Sharper and reveals even more details.
    Tuned the Wide camera and also fixed the distortion by changing the interface model, turns out it fixes the distortion only after capturing the image.

    Added a subtle but very nice beauty mode "✨". It is very nice especially on portrait shots / human shots because it hides a bit of the imperfections (but not too much like what a TikTok filter would). And has the same color profile as the Main lens. I also recommend this mode for a very good low-light or maybe even night pictures because it has very low noise

    Please give it a try!
    24
    20220901 Thread cleaned

    In case of deleted files from users in my editable folder, test ended here.




    I've followed the moderator suggestion about the sharing and the XDA rules, although I don't like to share with non XDA members.

    This first post is now with a link to GDrive with shared xmls and libs
    I've adjusted this folder that everyone can modify files inside.
    Please don't delete files, otherwise the test with the editable shared folder ends.



    Screenshot_20220901-193826_Drive.png


    The both root documents are editable by everyone....
    21
    20220830 Moderator Information

    After a closer look at the thread, I find it is totally against XDA's standing on the way of sharing.
    As a forum user for years, I spent 20 minutes on this thread back and forth, trying to find the direct links to download files but repeatedly encounter such words "xx is in invitation group" and it leads me to nowhere.
    The whole thread will remain closed until I removed all off topic posts about "invitation group". And I believe this may take a few days.


    20220901 Moderator Information
    TL;DR: all sharing must be happening on XDA or use XDA as major platform

    Wall of Text

    This thread has been cleaned from off topic posts. You may notice that in total about 4 pages of posts are gone (147 vs 143).

    As posted by some users here, this is one of the largesst gcam thread on XDA and the only thread existing for gcam discussion for this device. Unfortunately, it is not very friendly to new gcam users. A newbie, like myself :p, would be 99.5% lost during browsering this thread and the files people talking about were nowhere to find. This must stop.

    I understand a developer's feeling of getting recognization, fulfilled, being needed, helpful, and credited. It is a great achievement to let your hard work to be used by many others. To a developer, getting feedback for sure is a critical way to improve the work. In this thread, I see many users are sharing their work and providiing feedback to each other, not only the main developer here, but each other. I belive in this gcam thread, everyone can develop and you are your own developer. Kudos to every "developers" here. :)

    I also understand the feeling of "losing your work" when you posted it but no one cares or use it without feedback, it feels like "stealing" or "underappreciated". But I believe that is only a tiny portion of users, especially on XDA. And the background reason also varies: some users are new to this development or shy to share or just want to cherry pick the best for themselves. XDA is on internet, and on internet, we see all kinds of people like in your work, in your life. We accept the fact that users are not all perfect but to see the beauty in it: sharing the work with others.

    From now on, please share the xml files directly on XDA. And for OP @Laptapper , I highly suggest you update the first post to include a repo or filehost or any format of summary you like to give others an overview of current progress. For example, you could release a monthly version and then continue ongoing test with users. This is just my suggestion and you have every right to select the way of sharing.

    In the end, I want to emphasize one point:
    all sharing must be happening on XDA or use XDA as major platform. Otherwise it is not allowed by our rules and content will be removed.


    Thanks for reading this wall of text. Hope you all have a good time developing! :D
    20
    Sharing my personal config, arrived at after months of testing and tweaking:
    - For BSG MGC_8.1.101_A9_PV4, no library needed
    - Tested on M2101K6G (sweet)
    - Based on jeneeek's config (heavily tweaked for reduced noise, more accurate colours, better dynamic range)

    - All cameras configured (main, ultrawide, macro, front)
    Includes stabilised 4k video recording for all cameras (though GCam stabilisation isn't as good as on stock MIUI app)​
    - Photos are sharp and detailed, while still looking natural (no oversharpening halos etc)
    - Colours are natural and accurate but more punchy than stock (especially in low light)

    If you prefer instant photos you can turn off HDR+ Enhanced, but I recommend keeping it on as it gives you improved noise management in main cam, better preserved highlights in ultrawide, and more detail in macro/front at the cost of ~1 sec shutter time. Test for yourself if it's worth it.

    ISSUES:
    - No distortion correction in ultrawide
    - In some cases Night Sight photos may be more noisy than optimal
    - Viewfinder may get too dark to see well at night, you can turn on OpenGL preview to fix this

    This is a work in progress, so let me know what you think!
    14
    hi guys
    this is the SACHISK MIXED xml with main lens and front cam from KAIRU FINAL -0-.
    in other words, all of Kairu's main lens natural and definition settings entered into Sachisk's XML. So we have the main camera from Kairu, and the rest (ultrawide lens and video recorder and other configs) from Sachisk. for LMC 8.4 x9s.

    i could not change AWB settings, so the main camera has all the settings from Kairu without AWB. AWB settings from Sachisk.


    from my last 3 2 and a half months, a LMC x9s is really quite stable, and an XML SACHISK MIXED presented the best compromise between functionality and good quality so far. I decided to mix the best of Kairu with the best of Sachisk according to my opinion.