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Increase Camera Picture Quality?

Discussion in 'Android Hacks and Help' started by Boardwalk30, Mar 22, 2010.

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  1. Boardwalk30
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    Hey guys, sorry that i'm a newb to the forums and don't have many posts, ive pretty much been browsing the forums for quite some time, just never thought about making an account.

    Well on with the topic, Increasing Camera Picture Quality.


    NOTE: If you don't have root access, you cannot do this, just forewarning you...

    I'm sure many of you fellow rooters have heard of the trick to increase the video quality by changing one line in the Build.Prop file.

    By changing

    ro.media.enc.hprof.vid.bps=3000000

    to

    ro.media.enc.hprof.vid.bps=8000000

    You can have excellent quality film, simply by telling Android to not compress the files nearly as much as it wants to.





    I have a "theory" on how to do the same with picture quality.

    By changing

    ro.media.dec.jpeg.memcap=2000000

    to

    ro.media.dec.jpeg.memcap=8000000

    should that have the possiblity of increasing picture quality?

    my only concern is the .dec. instead of .enc. (decrypt and encrypt?)

    that could simply mean the max it can open

    i tried it and i thought it looked somewhat clearer, but i want multiple to test it and then we can see the results

    NOTE: The command line is the 8th line from the bottom in /system/build.prop/



    Thanks guys
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    Where is it located? I cannot find it in the build.prop file.
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    Sorry bout that, forgot to specify, 8th line from bottom
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    From what I've read on some forums, success may vary when increasing the video recording quality. When I previously switched to "ro.media.enc.hprof.vid.bps=8000000" I experienced video blur/gap. Apparently some of the stock sdcards (Class 2...the slowest) can choke on a higher data flow. So I switched to a faster sdcard (Class 6) ... which can run around $60+ for 16gb of decent quality (be careful with some of those eBay "deals"). For those who can do this with the stock Droid sdcard, great!
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    Hmm weird, I dont have that line at all in my build.prop.
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    Its in the stock build.prop, so....
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    Here are the 2 pictures, appropriately named Pre Mod and Post Mod. Tell me if you see any noticeable differences

    Attached Files:

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    The only difference was your xbox controller disappeared :icon_eek:... AdamZ wherever you are, how do I try this in the Smoked Glass build??
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    Pre sure looks better to me. And I'm guessing camera modification may depend on which version is running on one's Droid. My original 2.0.1 had limited camera settings whereas 2.1 ESE53 gave me more camera tweak settings (i.e. 2mb-5mb, super fine, etc.).
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    I had those same tweaks in 2.0.1.
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    Pre actually looks better, confirmed by zooming in on the printer in both pre- and post-mod pictures. Sorry to disappoint.
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    How do i try this on BB best .9?

    thanks
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    Unfortunately, even with a tweaked software and/or simple hack like you mention in the OP, I firmly believe it's simply a matter of hardware ability (or inability).
    Megapixels, as has been mentioned so many times before, really means nothing. Without a high quality/larger lens and proper lighting (in combination with good software) there really isn't much that can be done.
    During the day with plenty of sunlight, pictures and videos look great in most cases. Take a few rays of light out of the picture, figuratively and literally, and the quality just turns to poo-poo.

    And IMO, pre-mod looks better, not by much though. Still very grainy.
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    im fine with quality the damn thing need to take pics faster though :(
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    Is there any big difference in the size of the files? IMO all this hack could possibly do is change the amount of jpg compression applied to the pic. If file size is close to the same then the hack is not doing this and should have no effect on image quality.
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    *desmond*

    AMEN, BROTHER!!!!


    */desmond*

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