Question Which GCAM distro/dev, and is it really better than stock ?

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BobHumphrey

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I'll download it and post screenshots of the 2 settings ya have to change to get 12.5mp photos .. 🐻 with me lol
That would be awesome, thank you.
While it's not the most up to to date I am finding that that version is indeed very stable and produces a more than acceptable image for my day to day needs.
I can get better with other apps but they are not reliable.
 
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Right then I think I've got it , changed the settings and still got 8mp , then realised I had bigkaka installed too so deleted it and all works . Must have been a conflict

Anyways go into settings / modules and scroll down to change these settings..
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Then go back to main settings / advanced and scroll down to change this..
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And all being well that should fix it ☺️
 
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Oh yes and in advanced turn off store videos efficiently. The CPU can't handle h265 encoding by the looks of it . So you'll end up with really jerky looking video with it turned on
 
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Right then I think I've got it , changed the settings and still got 8mp , then realised I had bigkaka installed too so deleted it and all works . Must have been a conflict

Anyways go into settings / modules and scroll down to change these settings..
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Then go back to main settings / advanced and scroll down to change this..
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And all being well that should fix it ☺️
got some strange purple marking on back sunlight photos
 
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Still using pixel 6 HDR and noise models but changed white balance to pixel 3 and merge to saber . No more brown tint in photos .. yet . Have to wait til it gets dark to test low light quality but daylight looks pretty good . Download the first apk in the list and had to compress the AGC ( config file ) cause they still won't accept it as an extension. See what ya think 🤠

I'll upload 2 photos in a bit , one stock and one with bigkaka so you can see the difference

Bigkaka v9 .. download 1st in list
 

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This is a pain .. first few shots everything looks great , now the tint has returned again 🤬

But ya can balance it out in Snapseed , just a wee adjustment to the white balance . I can't see any other way of correcting it in cam .. so sod it Snapseed it is 🤣
 
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Right then , gcam Vs stock .. definitely more detail in gcam but that tint 🤬
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That tint maybe comes with pixel 6 hdr or awb. Pixel 6 makes images warmer than others.
Pixel 3 and 4 models all give the same result . Even using it with no noise model is the same. It's definitely a HDR problem cause when you turn it off the colours are fine
 

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Pixel 3 and 4 models all give the same result . Even using it with no noise model is the same. It's definitely a HDR problem cause when you turn it off the colours are fine
Btw I flashed ricedroid rooted and installed the bigkaka V9 and loaded your config, everything is perfect aside the brown tint you spoke about, my biggest issue is the green tint on the front camera, I have tried everything with no success to rid it off, anyone else with the issue or perhaps you have a fix
 

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    To contribute to this thread. Attached are some comparison pictures in low light using the stock cam against the latest BSG build.
    BSG main lens setting using pixel 7 pro(cheetah) and sabre merge. The picture named with focus just means i pressed middle of the screen to let it auto adjust to the darker portion of the building.
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    Hi All,

    A bit later than normal, but hey ho.... another weekend, another release of our fav BSG distro.... we're now at v11.


    I'm actually quite excited about this version.... As for once, they seem to have fixed the Macro lens. It's no longer upside now !!!! :D Yaaaaaay.... lol.

    I am out today, so hopefully I might get chance to get some day time shots...

    Cheers, Lister
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    howdy lister 😊

    yeah i picked up one to in the week , note 11in argos for £169 ( 4/128) . i dropped my x3 nfc and the touch screen developed a mind of its own 😒

    right first the image tuning options you mentioned are in google photos , you may have turned on use 3rd party gallery app in which case it will use a different one . so just turn it off again and should use google photos again ( if you haven't disabled it ) . i use google snapseed to edit photos , and its free .

    as for the camera it looks like you've done the same as me and tried every version there is lol . I'm no expert with the settings but I've learned how to change a few reading various bits n bobs . at the minute I'm playing with MTSL v7.2 . its pretty much the same as every other version you'll try , ya cant get rid of that overall image softness . I've read a few comments covering various xiaomi phones saying it seems to be an issue no matter which phone or version you try . so for now i suppose we'll have to put up with the soft pix , but night photos are pretty decent , actually absolutely brilliant compared to stock app

    and on the plus side the video looks a lot better i think , can shoot 1080p @ 60fps and the blurriness seems to have disappeared when you pan quickly . plus the overall detail seems to have improved too compared to the stock camera app.

    i'll try and upload my xml ( never done it before ) , have a play with it and see what ya think 😊
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    Hi BobHumphrey & The Mero,

    Apologies, as mentioned, I can't remember if I did it via the built in System App Updater, found under Settings... and it alerted me that there was there was an app update for the Camera... Or whether it was another App. As the System App Updater is seemless and just does it by tapping on the app. Where as the other methods requiring downloading the app and then installing afterwards.

    It could be the "MIUI Downloader" where it tells you about your phone, what Android OS versions its eligible to receive (Android 13 apparently, but not for another year at least I suspect... lol). It also tells you what roms are available, what news, what apps are updatable and all that jazz... It may of been there, that I saw it... However the MUIU seems to use APKMirror as source to download from, which as mentioned I am sure the other was seemless and did it within itself. However using the MUIU it tells you what version you're on and what the latest is....

    I just took a 50mp photo of my bed sheets (boy, I live in the fast lane.... lol) and I must say was impressed with the detail when zooming in... Super sharp and clear... Nowt wrong with the camera !!!

    Hmmm, now my stock cam is 4.3, and I cannot find out how to update it.

    Right then Lister .. go into settings / SIM cards and network / tap on the SIM that your using ( if your using 2 of em so it for both ) and scroll down to make calls using WiFi at the bottom and knock it Off . Plus I've got almost 6 hours of sot after playing about with the phone since yesterday , installing , uninstalling, 2 hours of YouTube , messaging and still got 45% battery left . I wonder if yours hasn't got a duff battery ?

    Yeah my stock cam is 4.3 too , no updates for it anywhere , only way I could see to update it is to use a ripped APK .. and we don't wanna be doing that do we .

    Ah thank you, it would appear I have already turned it off...? :( As just gone there, and it was off already. However the other day I noticed it said "Vo LTE" in status bar, even when I hadn't tinkered with that for a while, so it's like it's still selecting/using it. So I turned it back on, went into it and said I prefer Mobile Network over WiFi and then disabled it again... just in case it's sticking somewhere...

    Oh god, I hope I don't have a flakey battery. I mean, the phone is barely a month old at moment... and I've installed various stuff on it. Guess will have to backup/wipe and re-test with basic apps. I don't think I've overloaded it with too much [email protected] Allegedly it says I've installed 90 odd apps myself... is that too much?? How many Apps do you guys have installed?

    Perhaps I am expecting too much, not being realistic enough?? I'll do some tests and see how quick it is to drop like a percentage.... It just feels like within a minute or two it drops a percent, and so on... literally see the battery drain... :( I just had visions of tapping away, and see drain slowly like every 15 mins or so...

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    I don't know if the above pictures help at all, I don't really understand what it's saying, whether this is normal and within spec....?

    Cheers, Lister
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    Updated my bigkaka v9 agc , video now works at 30 & 60 fps . Slow Mo crashes the app so don't even bother trying it . Plus the focus seems to hunt a lot when shooting at 60fps , but it's fine at 30 . But at least it's working 😊
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    Hi All,

    Another weekend, another release.... we're now upto v9....


    However, its early days and not fully tested yet, but this version seems to break SOOOOOOOO many things. View Finder, Picture Quality, Images/View Upside Down, Zoomed In.... and thats just what found in first few clicks. Will check more when back, but advise to stay away from this build for now...

    Cheers, Lister
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    Hi Guys,

    So I picked one of these phones up recently and treated myself to a phone upgrade. I must say, so far I am extremely pleased and impressed with the device so far. It's fast, feature packed, all what I expected and more. First time with a MIUI device and must say I like it.

    However one of the constant criticism of a phone in this class, is the camera quality and everyone saying to use GCam.

    I've tried many different distro's, builds and version of GCam and starting to confuse myself now... So just wondered which one you guys use, that offers best results and least likely to crash. As noticed a lot don't like the video section...

    I've used: Arnova8G2, BSG, MTSL, MWP, Nikita... among many others. And must say I find BSG the most effective and reliable, but still the occasional crash.

    So which one do you use, and why...??

    Also, the stock camera doesn't seem that bad... I tried it on a couple of things today and expected bad results, but thought they fine...

    Lastly, with the GCam mods, one of them seemed to be fully enabled/unlocked, but can't seem to find that now. One of the features I liked was the after effects of touching up images. I believe the settings were, Auto/Enhance, *Dynamic*, Vivid, Warm and Cold filters. Dynamic is the one I want to use as this looked really good, however everytime I see it now it says I need a "Google 1" subscription to use it, which I didnt previously... any ideas?

    Cheers, Lister
    Hey Lister, just came a cross your thread and remembered my old self few months back when I was in the same situation. So I just bought Redmi note 11 after using my LG G3 as a daily driver since 2015. That poor fella got admitted in ICU and eventually passed away RIP lol 😢🪦
    Anyways, long story short, Im using this Gcam on my Note11 android 12 stable beta.
    It also works fine on eu.
    The results are just mind blowing as you can see how this photo was rendered despite of low lighting and 2x zoom.
    Install the apk from here :
    And select English, if you are using any gcam version delete that first, then lunch the app and allow all the permissions, now double tap in the same location that I've mentioned in the screenshot and slect the xml config file that I've given here or get it from this link :
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1oup9zmuD5fyI-LrlaZs4NsjgeFA3MkDV/view?usp=drivesdk
    Boom you are good and there is so need to customize anything.
    A little note; If you wanna capture micro shots then do not use this gcam port, instead use the stock camera as it displays the picture upside down lol. I have tried to solve this issue with my own configs but failed alas!! Rest is all good to go.
    Also use google photos for extra stunning tunning of photos.
    I hope this would help.
    Peace 🫴💕