General UltraWide camera can record 4K on gcam

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Lefty_Kas

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Hey guys I just found out that using a Gcam apk and a provided .xml for the POCO F3 the ultrawide camera shoots 4K video on stock MIUI 12.5. Does anyone know why is this not an option on the MIUI Camera? I mean the stabilization is not that great like the MIUI camera (it still has EIS) but at least they could give as the option to shoot at 4K. Does anyone else discovered this weird behavior?
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Hey guys I just found out that using a Gcam apk and a provided .xml for the POCO F3 the ultrawide camera shoots 4K video on stock MIUI 12.5. Does anyone know why is this not an option on the MIUI Camera? I mean the stabilization is not that great like the MIUI camera (it still has EIS) but at least they could give as the option to shoot at 4K. Does anyone else discovered this weird behavior?
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interesting never knew that , do you know if the config file has to be loaded everytime you use the camera or does it stick and you only need to do it wounce?
 
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Hey guys I just found out that using a Gcam apk and a provided .xml for the POCO F3 the ultrawide camera shoots 4K video on stock MIUI 12.5. Does anyone know why is this not an option on the MIUI Camera? I mean the stabilization is not that great like the MIUI camera (it still has EIS) but at least they could give as the option to shoot at 4K. Does anyone else discovered this weird behavior?
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Does this works smoothly in Poco F3 or is it heating the phone? I'm very interested in this cause I love to shoot 4K videos.
 

KiranGadge911

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Hey guys I just found out that using a Gcam apk and a provided .xml for the POCO F3 the ultrawide camera shoots 4K video on stock MIUI 12.5. Does anyone know why is this not an option on the MIUI Camera? I mean the stabilization is not that great like the MIUI camera (it still has EIS) but at least they could give as the option to shoot at 4K. Does anyone else discovered this weird behavior?
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Could you please provide with the apk and XML
 
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Lefty_Kas

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Hey guys

A noob question here, I attempted to download the XML file and it opens in browser, I downloaded an XML creator and pasted the XML content however it does not recognise this as an XML file, I used another app but one can only read the XML file, not edit nor save. May I kindly ask for your help with this please? Thank you.
 
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Lefty_Kas

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Hey guys

A noob question here, I attempted to download the XML file and it opens in browser, I downloaded an XML creator and pasted the XML content however it does not recognise this as an XML file, I used another app but one can only read the XML file, not edit nor save. May I kindly ask for your help with this please? Thank you.
You dont have to open anything, you just copy the .xml file to the correct location, not the text/content of the .xml file. Read here on how to do it correctly https://www.celsoazevedo.com/files/android/google-camera/f/settings09/
 

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Hey guys I just found out that using a Gcam apk and a provided .xml for the POCO F3 the ultrawide camera shoots 4K video on stock MIUI 12.5. Does anyone know why is this not an option on the MIUI Camera? I mean the stabilization is not that great like the MIUI camera (it still has EIS) but at least they could give as the option to shoot at 4K. Does anyone else discovered this weird behavior?
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just a miui thing
on my poco x3 pro i can also use 4k 60 ultrawide
 
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Hey, thanks guys. I followed the instructions. Created a Gcam file in the same level as DCIM, then within that file I created a configs8 file. I used Firefox and was able to download the XML file and moved it to the configs8 file. I think that's all correct. Once more, thanks!
 

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Hey, thanks guys. I followed the instructions. Created a Gcam file in the same level as DCIM, then within that file I created a configs8 file. I used Firefox and was able to download the XML file and moved it to the configs8 file. I think that's all correct. Once more, thanks!
Hey dude. If your gcam version operates the same as mine, you just need to double tap beside the main camera shot button, then select any xml you want... See video for example and note the screen taps
 

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reg66

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Hey

Thanks for that! It worked! By the way, just out of curiosity, what version are you using?
See screenshots for which versions I'm using and xml's to go with those versions. Note: they're probably quite dated now, have been out the loop for a while with updates!

By the way, if you want to experiment with gcam versions, just download different apk's, example MGC/ENG/SNAP... etc, that way you can have more than one installed.
 

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