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    anybody noticed with a certain adjusting of the miui camera it looked better? including HD video?


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    i just wish i'd give me the options cm7 does, that way i could set a button to take pictures while the camera app is being used
     
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    Considering you could use the MIUI camera in CM7, I don't see why the reverse wouldn't be true.
     
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    Well ya, if you knew about photography messing with exposure, and changing what type of light the camera compensates for will definatly change the way pictures look.
     
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    im gonna give it a try
     
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    I know the actual hardware of the phone is capable of better phones and better video, so it must be software that causes the problems.

    when I record 720p video on my triumph, it records at between 10 and 15 frames per second, which is absolutely unusable. as for the quality, I could color grade it and chop it on the PC as needed, but I can not fix 10 fps...

    Other phones that have our MSM8655 cpu can record 720p video at a very solid 24 or 30 fps. notably the Thunderbolt and Droid Incredible 2. (look at reviews where they post videos taken with the phone)

    I really hope the problem is software. I bought this phone intending the make good use of the video capture but was horribly disapointed.

    worst thing, when viewed on my PC, its "720p" but really looks like upscaled WVGA resolution. like a Wii being played on a 720p tv.


    its bad on the stock rom, on MIUI, and on CM7. I would assume ensuring high quality video capture is not on the devs short list of things to fix. but I do hope someone steps up to the plate and starts figuring out what can be done with it.
     
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    Have you tried a faster SDCard? the HD videos take up a lot more space, so a fast write speed would help. Also bright light environment may also help get higher fps.
     
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    I think a class 6 16GB card is quick enough. I ditched the stock sd card asap becuase I need to put all my music on the phone.

    daytime shooting doesnt affect anything but overall quality. still get less than 15 fps recordings.
     
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    Hmm, good to know. Maybe Huawei/Motorola just got lazy with the drivers and didn't optimize them like the other makers did with the same hardware. There's still the possibility of porting over those drivers...
     
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    most carriers dont seem to realize software is 60% of of a phone, and 90% of what people who use it will judge it on.
     
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    Very true, especially since most smartphones nowadays are the same slab of screen & electronics & battery. What's even worse is carriers try to distinguish themselves by adding extra crapware, like PC sellers do. Another reason why my next phone has to support CyanogenMod so I can clean it all out.

    And what's up with different carriers placing the standard 4 Android buttons in different orders. Is that supposed to make them stand out? :thinking:
     
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    I dont think cell carriers have ever had a product to offer like android phones (at least, smartphones this accessible and ubiquitous), and before these, have never worked so close with manufacturers to differentiate the phones from each other.

    things will settle down someday, I just feel bad for the consumers who dont know better and get sucked into false hype and marketing claims and get stuck with good phones with crap ROMs
     
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    That's what custom ROMs are for! But I am sure many people that use the phones wouldn't know that they even exist.
     
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    its been in tech news blogs that android devices among all carriers were seeing an AVERAGE of 50,000 device activations per day.

    now, lets assume 20,000 of those are people flashing a custom rom and signing into a google account (where it says "this phone is now linked to this account") thats being generous, and assuming those even count in the first place, but what remains is 30,000 or so that are on a stock manufacturer rom.

    30,000 a day. give or take.

    we dont see NEARLY that many joining these forums per day.

    forums like this are the main source for finding custom roms, even if a person googles roms, the links are going to go to forums to get the downloads.

    I think its clear the majority of android users use manufacturer roms.

    to back that up with my personal experience, I'm THE guy out of all my friends that has to even tell them custom roms exist, let alone be the one to install them on friends phones.

    the majority of consumers are trusting that carriers and manufacturers are putting the best software they can on their phones. which is, of course, not true, seeing the Carrier IQ issue going on.

    we need a paradigm shift, smartphones are the doorway to a future where technology is more personal and powerful than ever.

    I veered horribly off topic. Crash and burn...


    on a related note, I will get back on topic and say the CM7 camera app is giving my slightly better performance over MIUI. Ive been running CM7 for 2 days and used the camera to get video of a truck fire in montebello today while I was at the mall
     
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    I agree completely, I know plenty of people that have Android phones. Of those people, half of them have trouble downloading apps, and the other half know how to use their phones, but don't have a clue what rooting is. I even have a lot of tech savvy friends, and I believe 1 other has a custom ROM (that I have not helped put there myself).

    Hence this:

    p.s. did I just completely derail the thread? BAD GUIDE! Back to the camera topic!

    I was using the MIUI camera in CM7, but have recently switched back. I don't notice a huge difference. But if I want to really do more than point and shoot, I will use a DSLR, or my old manual cameras and develop them myself!
     
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    precisely why I own an expensive canon with an assortment of lenses and gizmos and tripods.

    But, it would be nice to have a phone that can record decent video, we already know our hardware is capable of it. It'd be nice when all you have available is your phone, you can grab some decent 720p footage in the moment, colorgrade it later and have something half decent.
     
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    I'm into amateur photography, here are a few photos I took using a 5 MP Liquid Acer Android camera, just cropped & basic contrast/saturation adjustments. It had a pink blob problem, barely noticeable, but still capable of some nice pictures :) I haven't put the MT on those kinds of assignments yet, mainly concerned about the green blob problem. Still undecided whether to ask for a replacement & risk getting a worse phone.

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    Those are pretty good.

    I LOVE the "HDR Camera+" app. but its only good when theres no motion.

    I wanted to post a few but they wont upload all at once. heres one at least.

    taken with the HDR app, no green blob.

    oh and a night shot. which usually dont come out on phone cameras
     

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