GCam for Poco X3

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ollie2012

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How do you install these GCAM versions? do you uninstall each first or do you just install them over each other?
 

surferbyter

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Ngcam 1.8 fix:
https://mega.nz/file/u351HKyT#CbwssLmYK7UuB61DErKFpXdVOEQDs7Ze0UxDQnHH6I0

Xml:
https://mega.nz/file/KqgF1I6S#49_OcfwJf-JdNmVRaswqZu4zyOq1hg6g8DVmwSrog1k


New nikita gcam. I'm not giving you the complete changelog you can see it on the crlsoazevddo website. In my impressions it has improved a lot and even a lot.

Message for all "photography" experts discussed ... Ngcam 1.8 sharpness set to maximum, 3000 ...
https://mega.nz/file/a6h3iCyB#2Wtbt9-9kDUElxsxQZw-nBQsTTe3j6Co3ChcbgAxVcY

Zero artifacts, maximum details:
https://mega.nz/file/265RiCYY#-ncbLY-bhDo_Iix6_476eCHzBE1dT3y8ltjqMSbp4iI


I look forward to those who, climbing on the mirrors, will criticize any imaginary defects in the photo above ... Imaginary because I'm sorry but the photo soora has a lot of details that the flatness of those who want to carry on the thesis that lowering the sharpness you have "beautiful" photos is just a word while the resulting photos with sharpness and little noise are a show ..
In the same way, it makes me laugh who carries out the thesis for which we must lower all the parameters that allow gcam to take spectacular photos because there are imaginary defects. Lowering and lowering it ends up keeping the stock camera photos that will be average but don't have the quality of gcam. The "professor" of spoken photography resigned themselves .... The gcam gives the best results. The stock is only average. So if you don't want to work on the gcam, just stay in the average, but don't bother those who want the better.


I add two suggestions to those who find the processing times of photos too slow. Either you lower the frames of the HDR + and give up a minimum rendering in details or you can install a second ngcam in clone version and keep two, one with the maximum frames to be used to take razor sharp photos and one for when you need the speed processing .. Below the download link of the ngcam 1.8 fix clone version.


Ngcam 1.8 clone:
https://mega.nz/file/a2oAVYSL#IWIJ3d1AdfQYyzRSIS6eLtLtXz7PUqH6x77AmavblPg

Xml 15 frame hdr+:
https://mega.nz/file/SjwmBSCI#On_YN61HiTihrLl2djxBjyRNZsqOA9r1NuQvm7JDYdk
 

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ollie2012

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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?

Ngcam 1.8 fix:
https://mega.nz/file/u351HKyT#CbwssLmYK7UuB61DErKFpXdVOEQDs7Ze0UxDQnHH6I0

Xml:
https://mega.nz/file/KqgF1I6S#49_OcfwJf-JdNmVRaswqZu4zyOq1hg6g8DVmwSrog1k


New nikita gcam. I'm not giving you the complete changelog you can see it on the crlsoazevddo website. In my impressions it has improved a lot and even a lot.

Message for all "photography" experts discussed ... Ngcam 1.8 sharpness set to maximum, 3000 ...
https://mega.nz/file/a6h3iCyB#2Wtbt9-9kDUElxsxQZw-nBQsTTe3j6Co3ChcbgAxVcY

Zero artifacts, maximum details:
https://mega.nz/file/265RiCYY#-ncbLY-bhDo_Iix6_476eCHzBE1dT3y8ltjqMSbp4iI


I look forward to those who, climbing on the mirrors, will criticize any imaginary defects in the photo above ... Imaginary because I'm sorry but the photo soora has a lot of details that the flatness of those who want to carry on the thesis that lowering the sharpness you have "beautiful" photos is just a word while the resulting photos with sharpness and little noise are a show ..
In the same way, it makes me laugh who carries out the thesis for which we must lower all the parameters that allow gcam to take spectacular photos because there are imaginary defects. Lowering and lowering it ends up keeping the stock camera photos that will be average but don't have the quality of gcam. The "professor" of spoken photography resigned themselves .... The gcam gives the best results. The stock is only average. So if you don't want to work on the gcam, just stay in the average, but don't bother those who want the better.


I add two suggestions to those who find the processing times of photos too slow. Either you lower the frames of the HDR + and give up a minimum rendering in details or you can install a second ngcam in clone version and keep two, one with the maximum frames to be used to take razor sharp photos and one for when you need the speed processing .. Below the download link of the ngcam 1.8 fix clone version.


Ngcam 1.8 clone:
https://mega.nz/file/a2oAVYSL#IWIJ3d1AdfQYyzRSIS6eLtLtXz7PUqH6x77AmavblPg

Xml 15 frame hdr+:
https://mega.nz/file/SjwmBSCI#On_YN61HiTihrLl2djxBjyRNZsqOA9r1NuQvm7JDYdk

Thanks for your hard work!!
How many frames did you use for your best xml?

So is Nikita version 1.8 better for selfies and video or do we rely on the stock for video and miniqueta for selfies?

thanks
 

surferbyter

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Thanks for your hard work!!
How many frames did you use for your best xml?

So is Nikita version 1.8 better for selfies and video or do we rely on the stock for video and miniqueta for selfies?

thanks

The right amount of hdr + frames would be 24. Obviously everything depends on how long you have the patience to wait for the processing and its timing. 15 are very fast, 24 optimal, 36 more detail but slower ... You can try the various settings and choose the one that gives us the compromise we like. Furthermore, once you have found the compromise, you can save your own xml and keep the same one in the folder you started from so as to have one for quick shots and one with long processing times for when we want to dedicate more time to particular photos. For videos now better to use the stock. The gcam do not give more quality than the latter and do not have the stabilization that the xiaomi camera has. For selfies, it's all about how we want them. If we want them detailed and sharp, for example they could be useful when using them to take a group photo in which we are also in the corner, or if you want them soft that is when it is our only face in the frame. In the first case, the Falcon is fine. In the second I use the stock ...

I take this opportunity to attach some macros made with the main camera in focus slider mode on the ngcam 1.8. Crop, rotate and edit with mobile lightroom.
 

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Fustang

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New xml for ngcam 1.8
Fixed denoise on wide auxiliary cam.


Download 36 frame hdr+ version:
https://mega.nz/file/33xkCBib#nxSSbx38iAhqlKhv5DfNCS0voB8UHnAaXU4T098NVMU

Download 15 frame hdr+ version:
https://mega.nz/file/Tj4mSR5Z#_lBaF-le55f1OUF9rbuaY0TTVJoUKicEZ9GNhfFZDR0


I think that the denoising is not working on your config or the HDR count is too hight (when you zoom in there is a loot of noise), without mentioning the extremely large space it takes to save 1 picture (more than 17MB). I personally prefer the vanilla one, with a bit of tweaks here and there.
 

surferbyter

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I think that the denoising is not working on your config or the HDR count is too hight (when you zoom in there is a loot of noise), without mentioning the extremely large space it takes to save 1 picture (more than 17MB). I personally prefer the vanilla one, with a bit of tweaks here and there.

If you don't care about detail you can always lower the sharpness and the frames of the HDR +. But then you will realize that zooming in the details will be a lot of mixed.

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@surferbyter
Do you know camera sensors models of ultrawide and selfie as main cam is imx682....?

Unfortunately to date I have not found any indication on which other sensors it uses other than the main one. Imx682 exmor rs ...

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Meanwhile, I inform you that arnova8g2 is studying the logs of the operation of one of its beta on pocox3 ...
 

ollie2012

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i bought some lens for the Poco X3 to play with the NGCAM: 18x zoom, 16mm wide, the 100x Macro from you know who, at half price

if you need the code, but i think you need to be in Oz
 
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Picard20

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Here are some random, slightly tweaked Nikita Ngcam 7.4 v1.7 pic samples.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/XHHQ6Euh4Tw1v42B7

Notice plenty of natural, non processed detail and no noise. All pics taken had hdr frames set to 5.
Onion rings were shot in not so bright unnatural light.
I imagine v1.8 would wield slightly better results.

@surfer
I feel called out by your lengthy comment.

"but don't bother those who want the better."
Since when did sharing your opinion turned into bothering people ?

Seems like you dont take criticism pretty well and seek to twist my message as a result. I dont recall saying I hate detail, I merely shared my opinion and stated that most natural pictures are somewhere in between softness and max detail. You CANNOT create detail out of nowhere. Sensor has its limits. But what you can do is oversharpen the pic and get artificial detail, that, to the trained eye, is something very very different than natural detail.
I personally dont like to max out sharpening and have trees look like paper cut outs, and have noise in slightest of shadows.

But hey, thats just me. Thats why I will always prefer stock, slightly tweaked NGcam (or any other similar Gcam with plenty of options) over anything else.
 
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zpower

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No gcam is recommended over another. I try to give all the possibilities set at best, auxiliary cameras working, useful options activated, for example saber or stream configs7, in each gcam. Then everyone can choose one or the other according to their tastes or even keep as many as they want using them for how they work best depending on the shooting occasions. Even in the settings, if someone tries an xml finds something they don't like, for example oversharpnees can

As regards the trcamera, all three auxiliary camera can be activated. I'm not testing it for now because the new version based on google camera 7.4 should come out in the next few days, so it would be a waste of time to set an xml on the old one and then start over on the new one.

Source: Discussion of the Xiaomi POCO X3 camera on 4pda forum (i don't know if i can post link of thread)

A list of all sensors of our camera unit and front camera:

Wide: Sony IMX682_l
Front: Samsung isocell s5k3t2_l
Ultrawide: Hynix _hi1337_l
Macro: Hynix_hi259_I
Depth: OV_ov02b1b_l
 

ollie2012

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OK, everyone, we just need the settings key so we can tweak to individual preferences and tastes....
I prefer a bit less processing myself so that I can do further processing via PC, where is the key for denoise filter please?

How is RAW capture working?

I need Sports Mode to capture HDR+ sports, ie sharp focus and blurred background heh

Thanks
 

yanikan

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@Picard20 You got very good results even though all your samples in good light conditions.I liked it alot.Could you please save and share your cofiguration xml.I am not so experienced in tweeking GCams and for me only info about 5 frames for HDR+ is not enough information but I really want to try your tweeks.

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Also,any samples from ultra wide angle camera? If you tweeked it too.
 

surferbyter

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Source: Discussion of the Xiaomi POCO X3 camera on 4pda forum (i don't know if i can post link of thread)

A list of all sensors of our camera unit and front camera:

Wide: Sony IMX682_l
Front: Samsung isocell s5k3t2_l
Ultrawide: Hynix _hi1337_l
Macro: Hynix_hi259_I
Depth: OV_ov02b1b_l


Thank you ... I have never been able to find this information ...
 

ollie2012

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You can use an app like Device Info HW+ , often times it will tell you what the hardware is reporting as
 

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