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psychorat

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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.
I'm on stock MIUI 12.0.4 , i also tried HEVC/5mbit/aac on BSG (its recommended in BSG help page) With the same results.
* I made a typo.. its PZD :)
 

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I'm on stock MIUI 12.0.4 , i also tried HEVC/5mbit/aac on BSG (its recommended in BSG help page) With the same results.
* I made a typo.. its PZD :)
Mine is MIUI 12.08.8 and A11, but it's strange because for me in PZD slowmo works perfect and it's better than BSG.

In this spreadsheet you have BSG's custom sessions. I've trying number 32888 (Video HFR 120) for slowmotion and I think it seems to have better results. That would be the same stream config as in Arnova and derived mods we use to have slowmo (Video HFR 120).

 
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Hey, man, I'm still here! I haven't gone anywhere. By the way, I have just posted my final and definitive xmls for the BSG PV4 and P-Z-D v3 mods, don't miss them!. I wasn't satisfied with the results from the ones that already posted so I made them from scratch.
Sorry for my ignorance but did you post them in this thread or elsewhere?
I can't find the files you've mentioned above 🤔
 

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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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fun4357

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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.
Thanks a lot for sharing. Your config works well. May I know when should I turn on the Google AWB settings? In which scenarios?
 

vanpoko

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Thanks a lot for sharing. Your config works well. May I know when should I turn on the Google AWB settings? In which scenarios?
With good natural light better use the AWB off; also with good artificial light it's shouldn't be necessary to turn it on. It could be useful at night, with too much yellow lights, etc. mostly with scenaruios lit with difficulty. Do some tests.
 
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Nganigo

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With good natural light better use the AWB off; also with good artificial light it's shouldn't be necessary to turn it on. It could be useful at night, with too much yellow lights, etc. mostly with scenaruios lit with difficulty. Do some tests.
First, Thank you guys for all your efforts in the thread
After trying almost a hundred gcam and cofigs includings the ones you shared and other ones like onfire , I ve come to conclusion that the premium version of BSG is by far better than any other mod and has speciel features and sound and the smoother only problem is the stabilization.
So I would really appreciate it if any one of you try to fix it and then post it to be the ultimate app of gcam for poco x3 🙏
 
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Nganigo

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First, Thank you guys for all your efforts in the thread
After trying almost a hundred gcam and cofigs includings the ones you shared and other ones like onfire , I ve come to conclusion that the premium version of BSG is by far better than any other mod and has speciel features and sound and the smoother only problem is the stabilization.
So I would really appreciate it if any one of you try to fix it and then post it to be the ultimate app of gcam for poco x3 🙏
To me now onfire 4th form still my personal preference for most situation that gives special colours and light for all photos that I don't have to edit further.
 

vanpoko

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First, Thank you guys for all your efforts in the thread
After trying almost a hundred gcam and cofigs includings the ones you shared and other ones like onfire , I ve come to conclusion that the premium version of BSG is by far better than any other mod and has speciel features and sound and the smoother only problem is the stabilization.
So I would really appreciate it if any one of you try to fix it and then post it to be the ultimate app of gcam for poco x3 🙏
Sorry, but I think that the fix BSG made for the Xiaomi family to fix video and slow motion is posterior to the build of this premium mod and yes, it's one of the greatest gcam mods ever made and the only one that has ram patcher and libpatcher so you can use both to get great results.
Right now, my personal choice and the one that I'm using is the PV4 mod with the xml magnificent_PV4.xml. Perfect pictures & great video and slow motion. I recommend it (with the lib Google 8.1.200.so, the same as in the premium mod). Also I recommend for the premium mod the latest xml perfectionBSG.xml.
 
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Sorry, but I think that the fix BSG made for the Xiaomi family to fix video and slow motion is posterior to the build of this premium mod and yes, it's one of the greatest gcam mods ever made and the only one that has ram patcher and libpatcher so you can use both to get great results.
Right now, my personal choice and the one that I'm using is the PV4 mod with the xml magnificent_PV4.xml. Perfect pictures & great video and slow motion. I recommend it (with the lib Google 8.1.200.so, the same as in the premium mod). Also I recommend for the premium mod the latest xml perfectionBSG.xml.
Yeah I got it
Ok I will use them, I were using different configs
Thnx for responding 🖤🙏
 

pirx666

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I'm a bit confused by all the different versions, xml's and libs. So this is what I've done:

- installed BSG_8.1.101_PV4.apk. This is working, but in settings it shows that config is in /Download/MGC.8.1.101_Configs. Is this right, can/should I change it? Do I need the old /GCam/8... folder?

- I loaded config BSG_ONE_PV4.xml, now it shows lenses as 1.0, 1.2 and 1.9, where 1.0 is wide, 1.2 default and 1.9 is marco. Is this right?

- I loaded the custom lib from menu (just from the download folder) and gcam did not complain. But how can I check if this lib is used at all? The is just the "Load custom lib" option but it does not show what is used?

- what is the best default xml for daily use? I don't want to switch forth and back all the time.

- can I install different gcam mods? I remember a while ago this was not possible by default, can I install the BSG and PVZ mods mentioned in the last pages in parallel without harming each other?

And it would really be helpful if the information would not be spread all over this thread. I don't think it needs another thread, wouldn't it be possible to add a sticky post to this one (admins?) and gather the link to apk's, xml's, lib's there? Not sure if this is still possible now.
 

vanpoko

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I'm a bit confused by all the different versions, xml's and libs. So this is what I've done:

- installed BSG_8.1.101_PV4.apk. This is working, but in settings it shows that config is in /Download/MGC.8.1.101_Configs. Is this right, can/should I change it? Do I need the old /GCam/8... folder?

- I loaded config BSG_ONE_PV4.xml, now it shows lenses as 1.0, 1.2 and 1.9, where 1.0 is wide, 1.2 default and 1.9 is marco. Is this right?

- I loaded the custom lib from menu (just from the download folder) and gcam did not complain. But how can I check if this lib is used at all? The is just the "Load custom lib" option but it does not show what is used?

- what is the best default xml for daily use? I don't want to switch forth and back all the time.

- can I install different gcam mods? I remember a while ago this was not possible by default, can I install the BSG and PVZ mods mentioned in the last pages in parallel without harming each other?

And it would really be helpful if the information would not be spread all over this thread. I don't think it needs another thread, wouldn't it be possible to add a sticky post to this one (admins?) and gather the link to apk's, xml's, lib's there? Not sure if this is still possible now.


1.0 should be the main lense and 1.2 is the wide one.
You can load the xmls and the libraries from any folder, although it has a custom one in Downloads.
All the xmls work the same with the default Google lib and the modified. There isn't any notificacion about which one is loaded.
All the xmls are very similar, what changes is the color treatment and the intensity of the result: sharpening, shasta, etc.
You can have installed without any problem all the mods I posted before. Right now I have five: the four from the post plust the latest from Parrot043.
 

psychorat

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I'm a bit confused by all the different versions, xml's and libs. So this is what I've done:

- installed BSG_8.1.101_PV4.apk. This is working, but in settings it shows that config is in /Download/MGC.8.1.101_Configs. Is this right, can/should I change it? Do I need the old /GCam/8... folder?

- I loaded config BSG_ONE_PV4.xml, now it shows lenses as 1.0, 1.2 and 1.9, where 1.0 is wide, 1.2 default and 1.9 is marco. Is this right?

- I loaded the custom lib from menu (just from the download folder) and gcam did not complain. But how can I check if this lib is used at all? The is just the "Load custom lib" option but it does not show what is used?

- what is the best default xml for daily use? I don't want to switch forth and back all the time.

- can I install different gcam mods? I remember a while ago this was not possible by default, can I install the BSG and PVZ mods mentioned in the last pages in parallel without harming each other?

And it would really be helpful if the information would not be spread all over this thread. I don't think it needs another thread, wouldn't it be possible to add a sticky post to this one (admins?) and gather the link to apk's, xml's, lib's there? Not sure if this is still possible now.
The video stabilization in BSG_ONE_PV4.xml does not work. Vanpoko made an update BSG_TWO_PV4.xml that fixes this.
Here -> https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/gcam-for-poco-x3.4164397/page-46#post-85371249

I have many GCam ports installed. Some use their own folder but others may have the same.Just make sure that they dont have the same installation path. It will prompt you to update/overwrite if there's something installed in the same folder.

For example for BSG 8.1 official im using the "MGC" variant, and i also have
BSG Premium
BSG Private V4 (PV4)
Nikita 7.4 (the "ENG" variant i think),
PZD 8.2 v3
Parrot043 8.2 v6

All work fine no harm detected :)
 

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    UltraCVM v8.1 by UltraM8, RAWs with slight edit.


    I always use these settings: -100 highlights, 0 sharpening, 0 noise reduction, 0 color noise reduction, slight white balance change when needed, saturation bump when needed. Also things like whites, blacks, shadows modifying when needed.

    I always aim for the realest photo reproduction without any destructive post processing effects like sharpening & noise reduction.
    I managed to get the JPEG processing to be similar to RAWs displayed above so here's the XML config for UltraCVM v8.1:


    UltraCVM offers the best picture quality out of all Gcams because it has no denoise effects in RAW unlike other Gcams. Plus it decompresses JPEG and RAW and it tries to process it in highest quality. Also optimized photo processing algorithms. Proof? Here's the comparison of RAWs with same edits mentioned above between BSG Gcam and UltraCVM:

    Latest BSG Gcam:


    UltraCVM v8.1:


    UltraCVM RAW has clearly more details with also a bit more noise which is still low for a modern sensor, especially in ISO 100 setting in daylight.
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    Latest BSG Gcam:


    UltraCVM v8.1:

    For me better is Latest BSG. Look at:
    - blinds
    - files name at desktop
    - key and keychain
    - heater

    In my opinion second photo is darker and more noisy.
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    @SkaboXD
    Where can we download UltraCVM v8.1apk? Thanks.
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    For me better is Latest BSG. Look at:
    - blinds
    - files name at desktop
    - key and keychain
    - heater

    In my opinion second photo is darker and more noisy.
    Zoom in both photos at the same area, and look at pure details. You can see it clearly on bigger screen like monitor that UltraCVM has better pure details. The purpose of RAW is to have picture which is free of any post processing effects. BSG Gcam fails in that regard because it uses denoiser, which is nonsense. And darker photo is because of my edit, that doesn't matter. Only pure details matter. That's what I wanted to show in photo. Those are RAWs with mentioned slight edits, just exported to JPEGs to demonstrate that effect which I was talking about.

    If you want denoiser, you have that option in UltraCVM. I use without it because the noise is still low for ISO 100 setting and I want pure details.
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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.
    I did not focus on video recording stabilisation since I could never get it working in custom ROMs. Or when it worked, it always worked worse than on MIUI. Just photography. So sorry about that.
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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!