HTC One X Mod Aims to Improve Camera Image, Video Quality


HTC’s One X is supposed to have this fantastic new camera, but when it came down to us actually testing the phone out, we found its imaging capabilities somewhat underwhelming. Granted, there are plenty of people out there who are big fans of the camera, but if you’re among those of us who were hoping to get a little bit more out of the sensor, some new software might bring your salvation. A tweaked camera app has been released for the One X, offering some new options for high quality photography.

The HQ Camera For One X mod is all about pushing the phone’s camera past is previous limits. While software used to put a 10Mbps upper limit on 1080p video compression, the mod doubles that to 20Mbps, reportedly producing a world of difference in video quality with far fewer artifacts.

Still photography gets a similar bump in quality by reducing compression, letting you save JPEGs with their compression set to zero. As a result of the bigger files you’ll be producing with this tool, it also removes image size limitations.

Some users are running into a few bugs and the occasional crash, but others report smooth sailing; it seems that continuous shooting mode is causing the most issues at the moment. Hopefully those few kinks will get worked out in the near future; there should also be a version of the mod for the One S on the way.

A similar 20Mbps mod on the Sensation.

Source: XDA-Developers Forum

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