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Old November 1st, 2012, 05:58 AM   #101 (permalink)
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all you have to do is turn down the media volume and have the phone on silent. the shutter sound will go away.

make sure the media volume is down, not just earpiece volume. there is nothing else you need to do.
Thanks, but my EVO must be defective. My media volume is all the way down and when I took a picture just now, my wife came from the other room asking why I was taking pics.

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You talking to me? I had the OG EVO. It has an option to disable the shutter sound. The LTEVO that I have now does not have that option. And honestly it seems like the OG took better pictures most of the time too.
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You talking to me? I had the OG EVO. It has an option to disable the shutter sound. The LTEVO that I have now does not have that option. And honestly it seems like the OG took better pictures most of the time too.
No way the OG EVO takes better pics. I gave my daughter my old EVO when I upgraded, and we took some Halloween pics last night and it was no contest.
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Mine seems to produce grainy photos in low light. The old one was the same way but this one just seems worse. Don't get me wrong though, in the right light, this camera is very good.
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Mine seems to produce grainy photos in low light. The old one was the same way but this one just seems worse. Don't get me wrong though, in the right light, this camera is very good.
My ltevo is night in day difference from my og evo. Ltevo blowing the og out of the water. Maybe some thing is wrong with your camera or you set it to a lower resolution possibly.

Also some custom roms allow the shutter sound to be turned off.
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On my EVO 4G LTE, the camera shutter is silent when my phone is on vibrate. I just press the lower volume rocker and see the slider move down all the way, then press again for vibrate mode. No shutter sound at that setting.
Also, my media volume is at full or non-zero, and still no shutter sound, so I think it's just the regular ringer volume not the media volume in order to vibrate the phone and disable the camera shutter sound.
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On my EVO 4G LTE, the camera shutter is silent when my phone is on vibrate. I just press the lower volume rocker and see the slider move down all the way, then press again for vibrate mode. No shutter sound at that setting.
Also, my media volume is at full or non-zero, and still no shutter sound, so I think it's just the regular ringer volume not the media volume in order to vibrate the phone and disable the camera shutter sound.
Thank you. It's not the media volume, its the ringer volume. I can't believe I never tried it before.
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As the title says, how can I disable the shutter sound when snapping pics?

You can set up an event using Llama (it's like tasker, but free). I have one that silences all sounds when I open the camera, then turns them back on when I close it.
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A month or so ago, my camera started losing its orientation. How I hold it makes no difference in how the picture comes out.

I can take a photo with the zoom bar at the bottom of the screen and then take the same picture with the zoom bar at the top. The resulting photos might both be upside down, or both be right side up or one be one and one be the other.

I can no longer ensure the resulting photograph will be oriented the way I want. Just now I took six pictures without rotating the phone - 4 were right side up and 2 were upside down.

WTH is going on?????

I deleted all the camera data (via manage apps) and it made no difference.

How can I get the picture to not rotate on its own? When I have the zoom bar at the bottom, I want the picture to come out right side up. How can I make that happen?
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I believe I solved my problem with the orientation. I was doing the g-sensor calibration with the edge of the phone on a level surface. It is supposed to be done with the back on the phone on a level surface. Once I did that, the camera is now shooting at the desired orientation every time. Whew.
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Default Zooming in with the camera looks awful

When I take a picture with zoom fully out, it looks very clear, but as soon as I zoom in even just a little, it gets very grainy and looks just terrible. Zooming in all the way is basically like looking at an Impressionist painting up close!

Is this just how the camera is? I can't imagine that the picture wouldn't stay sharp even when zooming. What's the point of zooming if it's going to look like you took the picture through a haze?
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As with virtually all camera's on phones, the only way to zoom the lens is digitally. That means that as you zoom, you are reducing the resolution and quality of the shot. Frankly, there is absolutely no reason to use digital zoom ever. Take the full shot and if you want to zoom in later it can be accomplished by simply using the zoom feature on whatever device you're viewing from, or crop with editing software should you desire a print. If you desire good shots from extreme distances? Consider a proper digital camera with a long physical zoom lens.
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I've only had my LTEVO for a few days, and I couldn't wait to use the camera. I know I will have to learn how to use all the settings/tools, but I'm having issues with the FOCUS: It doesn't seem to auto focus very well. I keep having to tap the screen on the object/person/dog I'm trying to take a pic of. Then it seems to lose focus with the slightest movement. I say slight because I can't even tell that I've moved except by seeing the blurred picture. I tried taking a pic of my sister, she and I were both standing perfectly still. I was holding my hands as still as humanly possible. And out of the 10 or so pics that I took, I think I have 2 where her face is in focus. I kept trying to change settings and flash around, but nothing worked. I'm super frustrated at this point, is there a setting that could help with this? Have you noticed anything like this or is it just me lol?
Also sometimes even before taking the pic, while looking through the view of the phone itself, it looks grainy, or like it needs to be "sharpened". I read a few posts before yours that said the sharpness can be effected by the larger aperture lens. Can I do anything to fix this? Would the "Aspect & Resolution" setting help with this? If so, what should I have it set to?
Sorry for asking so much, if you could even point me in the right direction to get info on this I would be really grateful.
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As you'll see in our pictures thread, that's not common - but it may not be you, either.

Unless your new phone is faulty, it could easily be a lighting problem.

The F/2.0 setup does gather more light, but it can be fooled if the light is a bit low, on the edge of needing the flash for example.

Please tell me what your resolution is set to while we're at it, but more importantly, kindly describe the setting - indoor, outdoor, how much light, and how close was she?

I'm fairly sure that we can get your camera sorted.
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You freaking rock! Thanks for replying so quickly, I figured it would be a day or so. Ok the pics were taken indoors, the room had two windows, south & S/E ish. About 5pm, (not dark out) lights in the room were on. I had her stand in two diff places in the room, about 4 feet away. I tried with & w/out flash. I think the resolution was set on "Large" because I changed it to "Medium" last night while taking pics of my African Violets. The "Large" is 16:9 | 3264 x 1840, and "Medium" is 16:9| 2592 x 1456. But I have to confess I don't know what that setting even does...or what it should be set to??? Sorry you are dealing with a bit of a **** when it comes to that stuff.

I WAS able to get a few good pics of the violets last night after working with the indoor lighting, playing with the white balance and flash. And I actually enjoy playing with the settings if doing a "still life" type pic. But when shooting a person or my dogs, I don't have time to change settings over and over, only to get maybe one good shot.

Regardless of the type of pic, I'm still experiencing the Focus issue...having to hold my breath trying to be absolutely still so it doesn't lose focus before taking the pic. And the quality or sharpness, even the pics that turned out good, seem to look almost grainy when I expand or crop.

Thanks for taking the time to help me, I truly truly appreciate it. I would give you a free hair cut if you lived near by. lol

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I was thinking about going into a Sprint store because I did the software update in my notification bar. Thought it was a goood thing, It even said it had updates for the camera. But now my phone is doing weird things.. getting errors on texts that are actually going through and vice verse. And a few other weird things...and of course the camera problems are still there. SO if you think my camera issues are NOT settings related, I will for sure take it in and have them check it out. But I'd like to fix what I can myself (with your help) if possible.

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HECK YES!!! Maybe that's what wrong with my camera/photos. I've only had the LTE evo for a few days, and have been reallllly disappointed with the pics. (All indoors) Most of them seem grainy, even with a forced flash in a bright room. Or if it starts out looking alright, once I try cropping or enlarging the pic looks like crap.
I've also had a horrible time getting the focus to stay clear long enough to take the pic. I'm working with another guy in this forum topic on figuring out my settings and such. But I'm wondering if what you're talking about is the, or one of the causes for my issues?
And If so, why aren't there more people speaking up about it, or experiencing it? It's been driving me nuts!!! I just want it fixed already.
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There is a tweak I found that helps achive almost a constant 29fps and smoother video (less jerking) in low lighting/indoors. All you do is go into your camera settings and adjust image settings to: exposure "-4", contrast "-2", saturation "0" sharpness "0". Some may know this already. but if not...hope this helps. It works for me and am not as jealous of the s3 anymore. :-)
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Thanks for the heads up!!

I'm liking the quality of these now. Much better!
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I have noticed that the videosmay not always be
29fps...but Video is smoother none the less...sometimes the cam may need a warmup run before noticeable...and different indoor lighting varies results. If anyone else finds a better way to active a constant 29fps....let me know Plz
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I've only had my LTEVO for a few days, and I couldn't wait to use the camera. I know I will have to learn how to use all the settings/tools, but I'm having issues with the FOCUS: It doesn't seem to auto focus very well. I keep having to tap the screen on the object/person/dog I'm trying to take a pic of. Then it seems to lose focus with the slightest movement. I say slight because I can't even tell that I've moved except by seeing the blurred picture. I tried taking a pic of my sister, she and I were both standing perfectly still. I was holding my hands as still as humanly possible. And out of the 10 or so pics that I took, I think I have 2 where her face is in focus. I kept trying to change settings and flash around, but nothing worked. I'm super frustrated at this point, is there a setting that could help with this? Have you noticed anything like this or is it just me lol?
Also sometimes even before taking the pic, while looking through the view of the phone itself, it looks grainy, or like it needs to be "sharpened". I read a few posts before yours that said the sharpness can be effected by the larger aperture lens. Can I do anything to fix this? Would the "Aspect & Resolution" setting help with this? If so, what should I have it set to?
Sorry for asking so much, if you could even point me in the right direction to get info on this I would be really grateful.
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faces, especially in low lighting, can be tricky for contrast-focusing cameras like the ltevo. You may want to specify a focus area in plane with the face but with more contrast, such as a shirt front, or the hairline.
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Hey Blaz, I think We should have this in the non-root forum since this isn't a root only mod. The non-root users can benefit from your config as well, and most of those folks don't stop in the root forum.

I'm going to move it and give a [TIP] title. Hope you don't mind.
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Hey Blaz, I think We should have this in the non-root forum since this isn't a root only mod. The non-root users can benefit from your config as well, and most of those folks don't stop in the root forum.

I'm going to move it and give a [TIP] title. Hope you don't mind.
that's fine...I do what I can to help...especially for the cam.
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Default Any replacement pones camera work better?

To those of you who've had the issues with focusing and sharpness when in less than perfect lighting...have any of you replaced the phone and noticed a difference with the camera?

I've tried a few suggestions listed in this post, but nothing has made a difference with the grainy pictures. And I really have to mess with the settings a LOT each time I want to take a pic, depending on how bright it is. Like right now I have 5 lights on in my small livingroom, and when I take a pic w/out the flash, it's crappy looking. With the flash, things get whited out. I have to adjust Exposure & White Balance ect. And then when I DO get a good pic, if I try to crop it even a little bit, it looks grainy again.

I'm sooooo frustrated and don't know what to do... I REALLY like how slim and light this phone is. And I love how much longer the battery lasts. And I love how pics off the internet look, but this camera thing is killing me. I use to take pics allllll the time with my og evo, now I'm tired of messing with it. ( Plus I jacked up my texting after doing a software update. Which I will start another thread for)
I would pay somebody to call or IM me and help me figure out how to fix my phone or if I should get a new one or go back to the og Evo.
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Have you tried each of the preset modes? I had a problem one time coming out of a preset mode where there was a grainy pattern that showed up on every photo in low light, but it eventually went away after I changed settings randomly.

Have you tried going into the app settings and clearing the cache and the data(might erase your pictures)?

Try downloading a camera app from google play and see if the pictures are any different.
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I haven't taken any new pics with this phone that I'd want to keep lol, plus I've only had it a couple weeks.
The cache says 0.00B and the button to clear it is grayed out. The only options are "Force Stop" and "Clear Data". Should I clear the data or leave it alone?

I'm going to download a camera app, and I'll try more than one if the first doesn't work.
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Sorry I haven't been back by, I got tied up, didn't forget about you.

If you have a subject focused, you have a range before and after that where things are in focus anyway. We call this curious optical effect "depth of field."

Beyond the outer range, there's a spot that we call the hyperfocal point. From that point to the depth of field limit, everything will exhibit a fair focus, but the optimal focus will be where you focused plus or minus a bit.

Using the app Photo Tools, I was able to approximate values for our phone using the optical geometry of the newer HTC One. The cameras are very similar in their geometries, and the app only allowed me to customize to the other phone - but optical physics don't change so this should be close enough for us.

Please note my screen shot by tapping the thumbnail.

It's complicated, so I'll break it down, I mainly posted it for proof and for your ammunition later.

I imagined that you were taking a picture of your sister 5' away. The calculations tell us that everything in view from 3' to 7' away should be in focus and looking sharp.

Let's not bother with a data clear, you can get that from inside your camera app by hitting reset under settings.

Please do go to camera, settings (the gear), image adjustments. I've got a modified version of the camera, so I have to ask - do you see a sharpness adjustment and is it at 0? If it's been slid into the negative, things will appear blurry. It's a special effect.

If you have enough light (sounds like it from your earlier post), no turning down of the sharpness, and even with subject movement, they remained within the optimal depth of field, and they're still fuzzy, then I'd take it back. At the very least, compare to the floor model.

You can go to your app drawer, Sprint Zone, help, call customer care. Tell them that you want them to schedule you an appointment at your nearest corporate store, you have reason to believe that your phone camera is defective. They'll set an appointment so you don't have to wait around. You'll be logged as having a problem, so you won't have to argue with anyone in the store, and they'll follow up to make sure you were taken care of.

If you get an argument about focusing, tell them physics dictates what your camera can do and pull up the ammunition on your phone browser. Long press the thumbnail to open it in another window.

Again, sorry to be late and wish that I had more helpful advice. But this is may be for the best. Let's be sure that we're not fighting broken hardware.

By the way, I presume that your lens is clean. Plastic eyeglass cleaner is ok here. Not too much. It's not the perfect way, but I'll brush or blow out debris first from the lens (lens brush, clean unused makeup brush is ok), then dampen (not soak) a qtip with it, then point the qtip straight into the lens and GENTLY and slowly give the qtip a good spin. The cleaner is doing the work, it's not a windshield, don't use pressure. If you get cleaner spots left, get another qtip, try again.

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OK...I have notices something that is odd. I was recording a video last night indoors an was getting 29fps with my settings tweak listed above and noticed it was saving to internal storage..I switched it to sdcard and noticed it was not achieving the 29fps but now back to 19fps. I switched it back to internal storage and got 29fps again. Is this normal? I'm running a 32gb pny class 10. Do I need a faster card..preferably 64? ( earlymon find :-) ) and one last thing...does anyone know if there is a kernel that has a 60fps mod?
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No mods for that.

Try SD Tools to check your card.

Is it nearly full?
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Try SD Tools to check your card.

Is it nearly full?
yeah...3gb left...lol. I didn't think that would be an issue...wow tho...I gotta delete some stuff.
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yeah...3gb left...lol. I didn't think that would be an issue...wow tho...I gotta delete some stuff.
Probably fragmented like crazy.

Still, I'd expect better.
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so would I...how do you defrag tho and besides...I wanna get a 64gb anyway...I just don't wanna get one and it not work..or be slow.
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What did SD Tools say about your write speed?

Class 10 is it for an sd card, should have been more than enough, unless other stuff was tying up the card.
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10.2 write, around 30 for read
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Not sure, if you're running the mod to force a 20 Mbps rate, that could be it.
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I was thinking the same thing..and if I remember the sdcard I have now caps at 10mb/s the 64gb's I am looking at now have a 30mb/s cap. The odd thing is tho is that outdoors it records fine with the mod on sd card..only indoors with it is effected... like it's working to hard or something, but internal storage does just fine.
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I was thinking the same thing..and if I remember the sdcard I have now caps at 10mb/s the 64gb's I am looking at now have a 30mb/s cap. The odd thing is tho is that outdoors it records fine with the mod on sd card..only indoors with it is effected... like it's working to hard or something, but internal storage does just fine.
Whoa. No no.

You have to look at uhs-1 type cards when you go to 64 GB, because at that size, you've stepped up to sdxc, and uhs-1 is the basic standard for that. And while the card may do that, I believe that you'll find it unlikely that the controller on the phone will for that memory path.

Put that 64 GB card in a new camera, you'll see uhs-1 performance. Put it in a phone and you'll be lucky to go beyond class 10.

Internal storage is faster, and it does work harder in low light.
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I just want a 64gb card that can go as fast as internal or faster...that way I don't have to keep copying videos from internal to sd just so I can get 29fps indoors.
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would this be good? SanDisk Ultra 64 GB microSDXC Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card 30MB/s with Adapter SDSDQUA-064G-U46A:Amazon:Electronics
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The picture isn't the one with a 10 inside a C along with the 1 inside a U.

The picture is the one I use, the description is the ideal one, different model than the picture.

Short answer, yes.
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looks like I know what I'm getting then...when I do I'll repost if it helps the situation..even if not tho, I'll have more storage. :-)
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well I got one and it seems to be doing a lil better..exposure tweak still needed to achieve 29fps indoors (light type pending). However I can now save on Sdcard with no difference in framerate between Sd and internal. The card does seem to run 95% class 10, but does have an occasional bump of uhs-1 hitting sometimes 15+MB/s. All in all..not bad for $49. More storage and slightly faster.
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I hope this is the right thread. At least you're discussing the EVO camera. I've been looking (for years) for an app that will allow HTC phones to pause while recording video and have posted that on several forums. I've finally found it.

There's a relatively new app called Funtastic Camera that actually pauses video recording, and has several other features, too. There's a free version in Google Play. It has a few restrictions. There's also a Pro version in the Amazon store for $1.99 with no restrictions. I have no connection to the developers, but am excited that there is finally an app that brings the EVO to complete parity with the Samsung SIII.

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I hope this is the right thread. At least you're discussing the EVO camera. I've been looking (for years) for an app that will allow HTC phones to pause while recording video and have posted that on several forums. I've finally found it.

There's a relatively new app called Funtastic Camera that actually pauses video recording, and has several other features, too. There's a free version in Google Play. It has a few restrictions. There's also a Pro version in the Amazon store for $1.99 with no restrictions. I have no connection to the developers, but am excited that there is finally an app that brings the EVO to complete parity with the Samsung SIII.

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Nice find. Only problem iv seen so far for that cam is while in photo mode it is stuck in 4:3 and does not take pics at 16:9. Video does fine so far from what i can see.
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Has anyone else had issues with funtasic cam crashing while using pause and unpause recording? I would love to buy this app...but that makes me not want to even use it. Crashes for me too much.
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Has anyone else had issues with funtasic cam crashing while using pause and unpause recording? I would love to buy this app...but that makes me not want to even use it. Crashes for me too much.
No experience with that app sorry.

Want me to give it a test run? Store link handy?
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Want me to give it a test run? Store link handy?
Here ya go...https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.makingartstudios.funtasticcamera.gp lay
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No problem pausing unpausing.

Took me forever to figure out how to get into video mode.

Wouldn't stop complaining that it couldn't connect to its servers on the net.
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Took me forever to figure out how to get into video mode.

Wouldn't stop complaining that it couldn't connect to its servers on the net.
I ran into that issue to. But where i mainly got errors and crashes was when pausing and unpausing to record multiple times at 1-2second intevals (record time)..eventually it got errors/crash/freeze.
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I ran into that issue to. But where i mainly got errors and crashes was when pausing and unpausing to record multiple times at 1-2second intevals (record time)..eventually it got errors/crash/freeze.
I banged hard on that, no problem for me, for whatever reason.

Not robust to the installed environment?
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