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rubep

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I don't know what you mean exactly; each mod has its own xmls in place and each mod is in a different post. What is the 'one place'?
I understand what you write.

I'm thinking of something like the signpost on the first page. All the variants will be there, like PV4 or P-Z-D etc., each time with a link to the appropriate place.

BTW the same solution you can see in the ROM/Kernel section.

Nonsence?
 

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Thank you for the new xmls
I tried the PV4 ONE but the video stabilization does not work with this new xml (default lib and the one included ). I tried to compare it with the default xml but theres a big difference in size and order so i gave up
I have reworked the xml; would you mind to check it to test if the video works ok now with this xml and the custom lib Google 8.1.200; if so I would change it in the post.
 

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vanpoko

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I understand what you write.

I'm thinking of something like the signpost on the first page. All the variants will be there, like PV4 or P-Z-D etc., each time with a link to the appropriate place.

BTW the same solution you can see in the ROM/Kernel section.

Nonsence?
That would mean to open a new thread only for my posts and I don't have time to keep a section just mine. Sorry.
 

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1. LDR - narrow dynamic range;
2. NIGHT is a lens designed to use its setting for night scenes. The lens can be used in both auto and night mode. Optionally, you can use it during the daytime;
3. FACE - a lens designed for portrait photography;
4. 2DA - the main lens (Main lens), positioned as soft for adjustment;
5. WIDE - wide angle lens;
6. POCO - an additional lens or a second main lens, settings are slightly sharper, more detailed, can be suitable for landscapes and much more.
* AWB (white balance) activate at will, it is recommended to use in night mode, but it is not necessary;
* To eliminate possible overexposures, use extended HDR + (may affect photo quality, use at will)
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1. LDR - narrow dynamic range;
2. NIGHT is a lens designed to use its setting for night scenes. The lens can be used in both auto and night mode. Optionally, you can use it during the daytime;
3. FACE - a lens designed for portrait photography;
4. 2DA - the main lens (Main lens), positioned as soft for adjustment;
5. WIDE - wide angle lens;
6. POCO - an additional lens or a second main lens, settings are slightly sharper, more detailed, can be suitable for landscapes and much more.
* AWB (white balance) activate at will, it is recommended to use in night mode, but it is not necessary;
* To eliminate possible overexposures, use extended HDR + (may affect photo quality, use at will

love the latest version of your xml for PZD



 
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I appreciate the passion of people in this thread to get the best out of our camera using various gCam versions. I have learned so much about how gCam makes our phone truly a great device.

Having used most of the gCam's and various XML's, I can safely say that the following combo imo produces the best Nighshot photos:
NGCam_7.4.104-v2.0_eng.apk
ngcam_2.0_final_v3.xml


It does take a bit more time to capture a Nightshot (than PZD and BSG gCam 8.1), however, the result is fantastic.
 
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I appreciate the passion of people in this thread to get the best out of our camera using various gCam versions. I have learned so much about how gCam makes our phone truly a great device.

Having used most of the gCam's and various XML's, I can safely say that the following combo imo produces the best Nighshot photos:
NGCam_7.4.104-v2.0_eng.apk
ngcam_2.0_final_v3.xml


It does take a bit more time to capture a Nightshot (than PZD and BSG gCam 8.1), however, the result is fantastic.
I think this has to do with the maximum HDR+ exposure setting. If you set the iso/time HDR+ setting to Time 1/5 s , you will get similar results on PDZ and other Gcam ports that have this setting available. It takes longer to capture but makes better Night shots

*Edit : I was a bit wrong, exposure settings does help in some ports that produces very dark night shots but it doesn't make it as good as ngCam 7.4 in general
 
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I think this has to do with the maximum HDR+ exposure setting. If you set the iso/time HDR+ setting to Time 1/5 s , you will get similar results on PDZ and other Gcam ports that have this setting available. It takes longer to capture but makes better Night shots
It was set to Auto on all three gCam apps for my testing. The new PDZ camera looks very promising, it's just that XML's are not as mature as the ones on ngCam 7.4
 

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It was set to Auto on all three gCam apps for my testing. The new PDZ camera looks very promising, it's just that XML's are not as mature as the ones on ngCam 7.4
Yes ngCam 7.4 is really good and reliable. It has its little issues like you have to disable EIS in order to use the front camera video mode and doesn't support 60 fps video on Ultra Wide lens but its one of the best ports.

In fact i couldn't find a gcam port/configuration that supports Ultra wide video recording at 60fps except the 8.2 version of Parrot043 (no EIS tho on UltraWide)
 

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I have fixed slow motion in my updated xml. 'Active' stabilization doesn't work because, I don't know why, the line 'camcorder_washington_a' has been removed from the dev options. Anyway, video is excellent and stable I think.
I tried your latest xml for PZD v3 (PZD_ONE_final) and slowmo crashes on my device (x3 nfc 6/64). I also tried BSG PV4 with your pv4 xml and slowmo works and can record but the video stutters a lot.
Active stabilization is not a big issue as its worse than Standard and with limited resolution and framerate.
 

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I tried your latest xml for PZD v3 (PZD_ONE_final) and slowmo crashes on my device (x3 nfc 6/64).

Mine is the same with latest MIUI and slowmo works perfect, I chose in settings-->video--->operation mode for slow-mo--->number 9, the last one and it seems the right one as it works; and for video I chose number 6 the fix for the Redmi k30 and video is great and stable.
I also tried the video with the BSG PV4 recording from the car in motion and it was quite good and stable the result. And slowmo can be customized with different options so you can try to find a better profile.
 
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Excellent job @vanpoko continuing your experimentation in the search for the best Poco X3 camera experience!

Is there a single gcam 8.2 camera (like ngCam 7.4) that can do a great job at both video and photos?
 

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Excellent job @vanpoko continuing your experimentation in the search for the best Poco X3 camera experience!

Is there a single gcam 8.2 camera (like ngCam 7.4) that can do a great job at both video and photos?
I have installed two 8.2s: the latest Parrot043, the v6 from his 8.2.300 mod, and the PDZ I shared that I recommend to try with the latest xml I shared, the final version; Parrot's is very good too but as usual it has no option to save and load xmls, although it's the easiest to configure.
 
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    Can anyone recommend a GCam with one config where all modes work? I'm on WaveOS and just looking for a nice GCam which takes decent day/night pictures, video and slow-mo.

    I tried UltraCVM with NaturalCVM.xml and PZD with PZD One, but the former crashes on slow mo slect and the latter freezes when I select normal photo. Am I doing anything wrong in the configuration?
    Try NGCam 7.4 (search for it in this thread)
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    @SkaboXD
    Video stabilisation does not work on UltraCVM camera. Confirmed by comparing recordings with BSG 8.1 and NGCam 7.4.
    EIS work if you set it in "Stream Config"
    Enable "OPMode", then change the "Video" to "EISV2"
    Same goes for some other GCam ports that EIS doesn't work out of the box but have that option.
    Also Video from Front camera seems that does not work until you put it at 2x. I'll check if there's a setting that fixes that
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    Can anyone recommend a GCam with one config where all modes work? I'm on WaveOS and just looking for a nice GCam which takes decent day/night pictures, video and slow-mo.

    I tried UltraCVM with NaturalCVM.xml and PZD with PZD One, but the former crashes on slow mo slect and the latter freezes when I select normal photo. Am I doing anything wrong in the configuration?
    Try NGCam 7.4 (search for it in this thread)
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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 the zip BSG_ONE_PV4.zip. It contains the main xml and the lib Google 8.1.200.so. All the xmls work with both the default google lib and the modified, so you can try both of them or stay with the default; it's very easy to change libs: just go to the configuration and in the custom libray section you can load, change, restore default, etc libraries. I personally like more the modified one, I find better light and colors in the Google 8.1.200 lib.

    NOTE: 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.

    UPDATE: Added 2 new xmls for you to experience: thule_PV4.xml and maybe the most impressive till now: triumph_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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    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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    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!