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MishaalRahman

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I'm currently testing a Google Camera port on the ASUS ROG Phone 3. I am using GCam_7.3.018_Urnyx05-v2.0_Wichaya_snapcam_V2.2 by Wichaya. Here are my observations so far with respect to compatibility:

id 0 = main camera 16 mp
id 1 = front camera 24 mp
id 2 = ultra wide camera 13 mp
id 3 = macro camera 5 mp
id 4 = main camera 64 mp raw

Observations:
  • All 4 lenses work, including the two rear auxiliary cameras (wide-angle and macro.) You have to go to Settings > Advanced > Auxiliary camera and enable them there.
  • 64MP unbinned images can be captured, it's ID4. Aggressive denoising seems to remove a lot of detail. Play with the Luma denoise and Chroma denoise values in Settings > Advanced > Lib patcher.
  • HDR+ enhanced works with 64MP capture.
  • Max video recording is 4K60. 8K30 not available.
  • Slow motion crashes, so no 4K120 available.

Current issues:
  • No distortion correction for the wide-angle camera
  • Selfies are always 24MP, no pixel binning

I will get camera samples at a later date.

Thanks to Wichaya for their assistance!
 

mickey36736

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GCam_7.3.018_Urnyx05-v2.1_Wichaya v2.3

Based on Urnyx05's 7.3.018 v2.1. (Thanks Urnyx05)
- Optimize apk by uncompressed apk and clean up code (Thanks Arnova8G2)
- Added set auto exposure target frame rate range for viewfinder (works on some phone)

Download : https://www.celsoazevedo.com/files/android/google-camera/f/changelog1281/

One thing that amaze me is a lot of high resolution stuff such as 64 mp, 8k video resolution and 4k slow motion are in id 4 instead of the usual id 0
The camera2 api is similar to Zenfone 6 and Rog Phone 2 but with separate ids for high resolution
Thanks Mishaal for testing :good:
 
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I would buy Asus ROG Phone 3, but the camera does not satisfy me 100%... so I'm much interested to GCAM "mod" Asus ROG Phone 3 results!
 

ShazlieyAzizan

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This one was captured by gcam urnyx modded for rog2 the xml configs also from rog2 , I'm using a normal lens with hdr+
 

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Sorry I had to make another comment since my mobile data is so slow right now, same gcam same settings but this one is a night mode one.
 

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mickey36736

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GCam_7.3.018_Urnyx05-v2.1_Wichaya_V2.5

Now no longer use specific package name for aux cameras thanks to new code
Package name : com.GoogleCamera.Wichaya
Based on GCam 7.3.018 Urnyx05 V2.1 (Thanks Urnyx05)

Changelog

- ? Aux cameras working on most phones without root apart from some exceptions. (Bug on Rog Phone 3 crash when switch lens from 64 mp mode to front camera. Change lens to main first before use front camera) Thanks a lot to Eszdman and Arnova8G2 for the code shared to me and others.
- Added OPPO and Experimental opmode (Thanks Arnova for the value)
- Adjusted some menus in the settings
- Press lib patcher icon bring to lib patcher menu, hold awb icon bring to awb menu, hold exposure button bring to exposure compensation menu (Thanks Overwhelmer)
- Added Gamma Curve, HDR Range Control and experimental lib patcher thanks to Julian Tsependa aka Tatchan for finding the address and Arnova8G2 for the new lib patcher
- Fixed black screen aux video mode on some devices
- Added new option to choose viewfinder buttons layout between old left side or top near the drop down menu
- Added no restart when no setting changes (Thanks Arnova for suggestion)
- Adjusted viewfinder buttons size based on screen dpi (Thanks Overwhelmer for suggestion)

Download : https://www.celsoazevedo.com/files/android/google-camera/f/changelog1311/ (Thanks Celso for the host)
 
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vanshsinha100

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I think the 60fps video recording is not 60. The video recording with stock camera is much much smoother. Can anybody confirm amd is there a solution?
 
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cd993

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Hey guys. Just checking in to see how the gcam is going for this device, is it a great improvement over the stock cam?
 

popoisama

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any working gcam ports??....mine force closing whenever i launched it luckily im not a camera enthusiast but having a working gcam port is assuring though....gonna have to wait few month more i assume
 

bs3pro

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Using Posted GCam, and its definitely better than stock, but i do get issues with focus on GCam, it hunts. I expected the cam to be better on rog3, vs rog2, buts its not. ASUS needs to invest more time on its cams. They are pretty bad.
 

m98221

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How do you take a picture of a bird moving with 2 different cameras and the bird looks in the same exact position? Unless the picture is taken out of a book or magazine :confused:

In other more info see the other bird behind has moved, :laugh:

That bird is a cormorant. It stood there with its wings like that for a while. It does it to dry its wings. Or so I've read online.
 

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Thanks for this app. GCam works faster, when I take pictures at 64 MP with Asus cam app it is pretty slow. But GCam pictures quality is lesser than Asus app.
 

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Thanks for this app. GCam works faster, when I take pictures at 64 MP with Asus cam app it is pretty slow. But GCam pictures quality is lesser than Asus app.

Gcam quality is lesser? WTF? Dont use 64 mp, thats the magic in Gcam, the pixel binning. Unfortunately the cam on the rog3 is very bad, and not much will fix it.
 
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Gcam quality is lesser? WTF? Dont use 64 mp, thats the magic in Gcam, the pixel binning. Unfortunately the cam on the rog3 is very bad, and not much will fix it.

The cam is not that bad. I had no bad shot with this phone, it sure is less good than the note 10 + of my wife but nothing wrong with the cam while using Asus cam app. Can't say that about GCam that is even after modding it, optimized to use with Pixel phone.
 
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More samples

Here are some more samples from stock cam and gcam. The stock cam pics are the ones on the left and top.
 

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    I'm currently testing a Google Camera port on the ASUS ROG Phone 3. I am using GCam_7.3.018_Urnyx05-v2.0_Wichaya_snapcam_V2.2 by Wichaya. Here are my observations so far with respect to compatibility:

    id 0 = main camera 16 mp
    id 1 = front camera 24 mp
    id 2 = ultra wide camera 13 mp
    id 3 = macro camera 5 mp
    id 4 = main camera 64 mp raw

    Observations:
    • All 4 lenses work, including the two rear auxiliary cameras (wide-angle and macro.) You have to go to Settings > Advanced > Auxiliary camera and enable them there.
    • 64MP unbinned images can be captured, it's ID4. Aggressive denoising seems to remove a lot of detail. Play with the Luma denoise and Chroma denoise values in Settings > Advanced > Lib patcher.
    • HDR+ enhanced works with 64MP capture.
    • Max video recording is 4K60. 8K30 not available.
    • Slow motion crashes, so no 4K120 available.

    Current issues:
    • No distortion correction for the wide-angle camera
    • Selfies are always 24MP, no pixel binning

    I will get camera samples at a later date.

    Thanks to Wichaya for their assistance!
    2
    GCam_7.3.018_Urnyx05-v2.1_Wichaya v2.3

    Based on Urnyx05's 7.3.018 v2.1. (Thanks Urnyx05)
    - Optimize apk by uncompressed apk and clean up code (Thanks Arnova8G2)
    - Added set auto exposure target frame rate range for viewfinder (works on some phone)

    Download : https://www.celsoazevedo.com/files/android/google-camera/f/changelog1281/

    One thing that amaze me is a lot of high resolution stuff such as 64 mp, 8k video resolution and 4k slow motion are in id 4 instead of the usual id 0
    The camera2 api is similar to Zenfone 6 and Rog Phone 2 but with separate ids for high resolution
    Thanks Mishaal for testing :good:
    1
    GCam_7.3.018_Urnyx05-v2.1_Wichaya_V2.5

    Now no longer use specific package name for aux cameras thanks to new code
    Package name : com.GoogleCamera.Wichaya
    Based on GCam 7.3.018 Urnyx05 V2.1 (Thanks Urnyx05)

    Changelog

    - ? Aux cameras working on most phones without root apart from some exceptions. (Bug on Rog Phone 3 crash when switch lens from 64 mp mode to front camera. Change lens to main first before use front camera) Thanks a lot to Eszdman and Arnova8G2 for the code shared to me and others.
    - Added OPPO and Experimental opmode (Thanks Arnova for the value)
    - Adjusted some menus in the settings
    - Press lib patcher icon bring to lib patcher menu, hold awb icon bring to awb menu, hold exposure button bring to exposure compensation menu (Thanks Overwhelmer)
    - Added Gamma Curve, HDR Range Control and experimental lib patcher thanks to Julian Tsependa aka Tatchan for finding the address and Arnova8G2 for the new lib patcher
    - Fixed black screen aux video mode on some devices
    - Added new option to choose viewfinder buttons layout between old left side or top near the drop down menu
    - Added no restart when no setting changes (Thanks Arnova for suggestion)
    - Adjusted viewfinder buttons size based on screen dpi (Thanks Overwhelmer for suggestion)

    Download : https://www.celsoazevedo.com/files/android/google-camera/f/changelog1311/ (Thanks Celso for the host)
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    Gcam quality is lesser? WTF? Dont use 64 mp, thats the magic in Gcam, the pixel binning. Unfortunately the cam on the rog3 is very bad, and not much will fix it.

    The cam is not that bad. I had no bad shot with this phone, it sure is less good than the note 10 + of my wife but nothing wrong with the cam while using Asus cam app. Can't say that about GCam that is even after modding it, optimized to use with Pixel phone.
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    More samples

    Here are some more samples from stock cam and gcam. The stock cam pics are the ones on the left and top.