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Bitsurah

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I can confirm that 64MP camera works fine. I've checked EXIF tags on both camera shots and they prove that photos are indeed taken with the main, 64MP camera.
So, like I said earlier, NGCam 7.4 works 100% with all POCO X3 NFC cameras.
Can you tell me how you got it to work? Cuz I couldn't get the 64 MP Can to work with NGcam 7.4
 

ocujos

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But is the taken picture really 64MP?

It's not about the used camera lens (yes, the main camera lense is supposed to support 64MP), but ability of the camera software to utilize its full resolution.
No, it's 16MP. However, 16MP shots are actually better than 64MP ones...

High-resolution 64MP mode is available - it requires a couple of seconds to save the high-res image, and each photo eats about 30MB. The images are okay, but they look like upscaled from 16MP for the most part, and we'd suggest staying away from the 64MP mode.

Original article here

So, don't bother with 64MP shots.
Can you tell me how you got it to work? Cuz I couldn't get the 64 MP Can to work with NGcam 7.4
64MP mode doesn't work i.e. Photos taken on the main camera are 16MP using quad Bayer and binning method.
 
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just Nob

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Does anybody have experiences with Bluetooth remote triggers? Do they work with GCam ports, especially with NGCam 7.4 v.2.0?
I'm on ArrowOS (Android 11) - I guess that the underlying Android version is also important.
 

vanpoko

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UPDATED with 4 xmls with their 4 custom libs!
This are my xmls for the latest Arnova 6.210329.0153build-8.1.101; they work with a custom config; both xmls and libs must be in the folder /GCam/Configs8, decompress the zip with the 8 files in that folder. Results are very good, great quality pictures with zero noise and artifacts, great definition and colors. Try them if you have the Arnova mod installed and choose your favorite. Remember to check that you have the lib loaded in advanced options--->custom lib config, a lib must be active.
 

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vanpoko

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Thank you. Is it possible to:
  • set maximum screen brightness?
  • remove motion photos from the menu / modify the menu items?
About viewfinder brightness, all the glpreview options are enabled in developer settings, so depending on light it'll be more or less brighter.
To remove motion photos go to developer settings and search micro and disable camera enable_micro
 
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rubep

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Thank you - if I undestand, there is no chance se set full brightness.

One more note. I compared this camera with NGCam (ngcam_2.0_final_v3.xml) in the night mode. And while NGCam has a (only) little oversaturated colors, this new camera has really faint colors.

Is it possible to increase color saturation in the night mode or how to set it?

Thank you.
 

Pocoflags

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BSG based on Gcam 8.1 seems to work nicely and uses the wide, macro and normal lenses just fine. Only drawback is that video stabilization doesn't seem to work (not a setback if you're planning on using gcam for photos only).
 
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Thank you - if I undestand, there is no chance se set full brightness.

One more note. I compared this camera with NGCam (ngcam_2.0_final_v3.xml) in the night mode. And while NGCam has a (only) little oversaturated colors, this new camera has really faint colors.

Is it possible to increase color saturation in the night mode or how to set it?

Thank you.
I've posted a new version of the xml with the changes you suggested: removed motion photos and enabled AWB so maybe light and colors will be better.
 
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TehGonk

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UPDATED with new custom lib with better light and colors!
This is my new xml for the latest Arnova 6.210329.0153build-8.1.101; it works with the custom config libgcastartup_v11.so; both xml and lib must be in the folder /GCam/Configs8, decompress the zip with the lib in that folder. This is the mod and config that I'm using now and the results are very good, great quality pictures with zero noise and artifacts, great definition and colors. Try it if you have the Arnova mod installed. Remember to check that you have the lib loaded in advanced options--->custom lib config, libgcastartup_v11.so must be activated
Would you mind linking me to the apk you're using? I tried a couple of these but even though I created the correct folder structure for the config files it didn't seem to want to load them. I just keep getting a "device out of storage" message when I try to tap on the empty space that usually brings up the configs. I also tried to do it in the advanced settings but that didn't seem to do anything.
 

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Would you mind linking me to the apk you're using? I tried a couple of these but even though I created the correct folder structure for the config files it didn't seem to want to load them. I just keep getting a "device out of storage" message when I try to tap on the empty space that usually brings up the configs. I also tried to do it in the advanced settings but that didn't seem to do anything.
I got the same issue.
 

vanpoko

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Would you mind linking me to the apk you're using? I tried a couple of these but even though I created the correct folder structure for the config files it didn't seem to want to load them. I just keep getting a "device out of storage" message when I try to tap on the empty space that usually brings up the configs. I also tried to do it in the advanced settings but that didn't seem to do anything.
You can try to save a random xml and the apk will create the folder, then after put the xml and the lib in that folder /GCam/Configs8 and load it. If that doesn't work then maybe the problem it's android 11, you'll have in MIUI config to go to applications->permissions->management->multimedia & content permissions and enable all permissions to manage files to Arnova mod.
 
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rubep

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Would you mind linking me to the apk you're using? I tried a couple of these but even though I created the correct folder structure for the config files it didn't seem to want to load them. I just keep getting a "device out of storage" message when I try to tap on the empty space that usually brings up the configs. I also tried to do it in the advanced settings but that didn't seem to do anything.

Application Permissions --> Files and Media Permission --> Allow management of ALL files.

Good luck ;-)
 
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    OK, here goes what technically is the masterpiece of all GCams, the latest BSG's private version. First, if you have installed the premium MOD and you want to try this one, you don't need to uninstall anything; both are compatible and you can have the two BSGs installed. In this mod everything that I have tested works OK, even slow motion in HD. About the xmls, they can be loaded from any folder, although the apk uses its custom folder inside Downloads, so when it's created better move all the xmls inside that folder.

    Download the apk from here:


    UPDATE: added my final and definitive xml for this mod that uses the same stunning lib than the Premium Mod. Xml and lib Google 8.1.200 are packed in a zip file; decompress the file in the custom folder and load both files, the lib from the settings--->custom library---->load custom library and the xml as usual.

    Don't miss it! Super natural and real photos with great colors and definition, zero noise and the perfect amount of contrast and sharpening. Perfect video with working stabilization and slow motion in HD. Enjoy!

    NOTE:
    I've uploaded again a couple of xmls that people seem to like. They work ok, even better, with the lib Google 8.1.200.

    NOTE 2: I've reuploaded BSG_ONE_PV4.zip as there was a problem with EIS that now it's solved and video stabilization works ok in the reworked BSG_ONE_PV4.xml.
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    Sorry for my ignorance but did you post them in this thread or elsewhere?
    I can't find the files you've mentioned above 🤔


    BSG_8.1.101_PV4


    P-Z-D_8.2.204_v.3


    BSG Premium_8.1.MOD


    NGcam 7.4 2.0

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    @Baribal_X Hi! I see that you're new here. Welcome to XDA! :) Please note that XDA is an international forum, and hence only English is permitted to be used across the website. You had a few posts that had Russian, so I've edited them for you and everyone else.

    Regarding your claim, I've compared the XMLs that you had attached v/s the XMLs that were attached by @vanpoko. They're not 1:1 copies and I see changes have been made, which is perfectly acceptable since there is no mention or claim by @vanpoko that the XMLs were created from scratch by him, and it certainly seems like he's just sharing them.

    Nonetheless, I've gone ahead and edited the original post by @vanpoko and gave your team credits for base XML since @vanpoko confirmed here that he used your XML only as a base for making changes. @vanpoko, I'm assuming you won't mind that.

    Now let's all take a deep breath, and get back on topic, shall we?

    Regards,
    shadowstep
    Forum Moderator
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    Today we will release xml for PZD V3 (PZD_2DesArt_Gold) It will be final, I think. Moving to the new version of PZD V3.1
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    Here goes for photography enthusiasts and gcammaniacs one of the coolest, most complete, customized and best GCam mods out there so far, the latest Pitbull's P-Z-D GCam 8.2.204 mod. If you get a good configuration you can get amazing photos. The options are almost endless to configure. Thanks to the new HDR+ of the Pixel 6, to a great noise model specially made for the Poco X3, to full sabre merging, the total control that is achieved over light, shadows, color, contrast, etc. you can get great photos in almost any light or shadow setting. And the video is also very good and stable and slow motion works ok. One of the pluses is that you have the option to use LDR. The mod uses this cool new layout with the AUX buttons displayed different and 2 special buttons for the AWB and the libpatcher. Enjoy!.

    Download the apk from here:



    NOTE: maybe you'll have to give permissions to manage files to the apk in order to load the xml. This goes in a special folder called ConfigSettings8.2, so you can save a random xml and the folder will be created and after move the shared one and load it.

    Base XML Credits: 2DesArt Team

    This is my final and definitive xml for this mod. I wasn't satisfied with the results from the one already posted so I made it from scratch with no base or whatever. Now you'll get really cool photos! Don't miss it !!!
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    Hi All, wanted to share my findings with the community. These are purely my personal preferences and opinions. I also have an iPhone XR and use that as a baseline.

    First I am mainly interested in skin tones, I personally feel we are all very attuned to skin tones and that's the best way to get a feel for a camera's quality.

    For things like plants, flowers, landscapes, buildings and objects sometimes it becomes very difficult to tell even poor and good cameras apart.

    So lets begin. All this is on MIUI stock 12.0.3 ROM. I will focus on the main and selfie camera. Haven't tested video or the wide lens.

    The Stock Camera
    The stock camera is decent but has a reddish brownish skin tone. On zoom in many situations you will see smudging. Its also not sharp. The selfie camera suffers from the same problems only more accentuated. Very smudgy, too much contrast, reddish brownish tone and overall lack of clarity and detail. In low light the problems become more accentuated.

    Nikita 7.4 2.0 with Vanpoko's config V3
    Thanks to vanpoko for coming out with various configs for this. This camera is really extraordinary sharp on objects and color is also decent for objects. However its way too sharp for human subjects and gives an unnatural look. Skins tone also look unnatural. The selfie camera is oversharpened and unnatural - its unusable. The sharpening is extreme and skin tones just look off.

    The next 2 are from the Poco X3 camera thread on 4pda. There are more than 650 pages on that thread and I used Google translate to read some of them. There are a lot of configs, versions, differing opinions, samples to wade through.


    BSG 8.1 GVq
    This one is quite good out of the box. If you have a pet you will get fantastic pictures out of the box with BSG with proper color, detail, sharpness and proper definition on the eyes. Its way way better than stock and in some cases beats my iPhone XR for pets. The colors are on point though some may find it a bit faded. Skin tones are well represented in both good light and low light situations. There is details and none of the smudging you see on the stock. The selfie camera is also good for skin tones, again some may find this slightly washed out but the details are well captured. A simply brightening and contrast in the default image editor will dramatically improve the image for most tastes.

    This camera is extremely good for pets. This is on out of the box config. For main lens in the settings I used Pixel4 for both HDR+ and AWB correction. These settings are in settings -> additional modules settings -> settings back lens. For selfie camera I found Samsung T2 AWB gave the best colors. This is in settings -> additional modules settings -> settings front lens -> awb correction. For the custom library I used Lib r1_01_Final - the skin tone colors are slightly better here than the default Google lib. There are many other BSG versions on the 4pda thread but I found the GVq versions shared there worked well. Its available on celsoazevedo Gcam site. Its the 8.1.101_A9_GVq one.


    Aspen 8.1.200 and 8.1.011.194
    There is not much discussion on this Gcam mod on XDA or on celsoazevedo. Both along with BSG are highly rated on the 4pda thread. I found 8.1.200 nearly as good as BSG, just a slightly different color tone. Its also nearly as sharp as BSG. For the Selfie camera, some may find this better than BSG. Unfortunately the apks and configs are only available in the 4pda thread. The best library I found for color accuracy was 1.8re which many on the thread recommend. Like BSG the Aspen 1.8.200 is much better for skin tones, pets and many other things than the stock cameras.

    The 8.1.011.194 version is extremely similar to the 8.1.200 version. Its slightly less sharp I found for pets and skin tones, and the selfie is just slightly, very slightly more natural looking. Again this is with lib1.8re. The other popular lib is 1.9final and I found 1.8re is generally better for skin tones on the front camera. The main camera is quite similar. On Aspen default AWB on gives a cooler more 'pastely' color tone but you can put it off to get a slightly warmer more accurate tone closer to BSG.

    The 4pda thread is very confusing but for Aspen the bulk of the posts, configs and apks is shared by user Paradisoko. There are also a lot of useful posts and real world comparisons by both paradisoko and hulksvs on Aspen 8.1 and BSG. Thanks to both of these users and the 4pda community for providing a mod that improves the Poco default camera. One thing to note is Aspen does not support the wide camera while BSG does. I haven't tested much video but BSG records 1080p stabilized.

    I think most users will find BSG 8.1 a good alternative to the stock cam. It works well out of the box for the X3 and I personally think colors are extremely accurate and skin tone and details is perhaps as good as the camera hardware allows. Aspen 8.1.200 is also worth trying, its very good, and you can install and use both together. Hope this was useful to users here.
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    OK, here goes what technically is the masterpiece of all GCams, the latest BSG's private version. First, if you have installed the premium MOD and you want to try this one, you don't need to uninstall anything; both are compatible and you can have the two BSGs installed. In this mod everything that I have tested works OK, even slow motion in HD. About the xmls, they can be loaded from any folder, although the apk uses its custom folder inside Downloads, so when it's created better move all the xmls inside that folder.

    Download the apk from here:


    UPDATE: added my final and definitive xml for this mod that uses the same stunning lib than the Premium Mod. Xml and lib Google 8.1.200 are packed in a zip file; decompress the file in the custom folder and load both files, the lib from the settings--->custom library---->load custom library and the xml as usual.

    Don't miss it! Super natural and real photos with great colors and definition, zero noise and the perfect amount of contrast and sharpening. Perfect video with working stabilization and slow motion in HD. Enjoy!

    NOTE:
    I've uploaded again a couple of xmls that people seem to like. They work ok, even better, with the lib Google 8.1.200.

    NOTE 2: I've reuploaded BSG_ONE_PV4.zip as there was a problem with EIS that now it's solved and video stabilization works ok in the reworked BSG_ONE_PV4.xml.
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    Hi everyone. I'm using the new Poco X3 since yesterday and it's a blast. Do you know of any GCam port available for this phone?
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    Sorry for my ignorance but did you post them in this thread or elsewhere?
    I can't find the files you've mentioned above 🤔


    BSG_8.1.101_PV4


    P-Z-D_8.2.204_v.3


    BSG Premium_8.1.MOD


    NGcam 7.4 2.0

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    I present to you the Google Camera which focuses on natural/realistic photography. Config by me. APK based on MGC v8.1.101 A9 GVb1 by BSG.

    Description:
    - I was tired of seeing oversharpened XMLs for Gcam with excessive use of HDR effect (wider dynamic range than it really is & too much light in photos). I have Nokia 808 Pureview as my backup device which is known as a camera beast. I think that it's processing of photos is the most natural out of all the phones out there. I wanted to achieve the goal to have Poco X3 with the same photo processing as Nokia 808 Pureview. So this Gcam is more focused on hardware than on software photo processing. I will give you a little teaser. Here is the comparison between this Poco X3 Gcam mod & Nokia 808 Pureview (you can ignore contrast artifacts which are fixed):

    Poco X3:

    Nokia 808 Pureview:

    Compared to stock camera & some other Gcam mods, this Gcam offers:
    + better color reproduction
    + better choice of automatic white balance
    + no oversharpening (still has more sharpening than Nokia 808 lmao)
    + finer details
    + low noise
    + good enough & realistic dynamic range
    + real amount of light in photos (in amount of which sensor allows; f.e it's not possible for this sensor to obtain enough amount of light in night)

    Cons:
    - worse dynamic range in more complex scenes (because no HDR effect is used) [complex scene example: you're taking a photo of open window with a lot of light]
    - less light in some objects in more complex scenes (same as above)
    - too strong contrast (sensor limitation, not an app issue)
    - white balance is not always perfect, it can miss white balance indoors, especially when artificial light (bulb, LED) is used
    - ultrawide camera has more saturation than it is in reality, but the other colors are perfectly rendered (fixable)
    - you have to constantly disable AWB If you want better white balance for macro camera as it's not possible currently to choose AWB for individual camera sensors
    - slower camera switching (could be because of APK, also could be the ROM issue)
    - slower photo taking (because I focus on maximum picture quality, I did set the HDR+ Enhanced frames to 48 frames. If you want faster photo taking, use HDR+ instead with some miniscule degradation in photo quality)

    Most of these cons are also in other camera softwares, some of them are sensor limited, i just listed all cons that I could find.

    Download links:
    - APK: https://drive.google.com/file/d/10m0QvpaJK-H1ZhiHerxN4GoPUrrBkfLd/view?usp=sharing
    - SlibP lib: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RjklqejM3lpro3V6Jn1nlzAqh305aCfL/view?usp=sharing
    - XML: https://drive.google.com/file/d/182DNsPdyDQ2f9Zl0B1FwDKoT4O9ZB1l2/view?usp=sharing

    Instructions:
    1. Download & install APK
    2. Download SlibP.so lib & let it stay in Downloads folder
    3. Download my XML & in Gcam double tap the empty space where shutter button is located. Pop up window will appear, just select the downloaded XML
    4. In Gcam settings select option "Custom library" than click "Load custom lib" where you will select the downloaded SlibP.so lib.

    That's it, enjoy!