Xiaomi camera pro settings

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Xiaomi engineering menu

The engineering menu is in any smartphone. Depending on the manufacturer, you can activate it in different ways. In this article, we will analyze the Xiaomi engineering menu.

I must say right away that it is better for beginners not to go into the service menu of the phone. This section is strictly for pros and specialists. What can be done in the service menu? Conduct various hardware tests, view the hardware version, ID and serial number, and much more. Let’s take a closer look at each menu item.

The following tests are available in the engineering menu. The task of the tests is to find problems in the operation of the phone or its components. FAIL button test did not work, there is a problem, the PASS button is OK, there is no problem.

  • AutoTest automatic device test (includes passing all tests in a row).
  • VersionInfo displays the serial numbers and IMEI of the built-in hardware in the phone. Press PASS if the test was successful and continue to the next.
  • Dual SIMCard Both SIM cards work. Press PASS if the test is successful.
  • Keypad and vibratory test of buttons on the case (volume and power keys) and vibration. Select vibration type:
  • interval vibrating intermittent vibration;
  • persistent vibrating constant vibration;
  • no vibration.

Additionally, top menu options are available in the engineering menu:

  • VERSION firmware version, modem, IMEI and other serial numbers.
  • MANUFACT.
  • GARDWARE serial numbers and other information about all components of your phone (sensors, camera, sensors, battery, accelerometer, touch screen, etc.).

After all tests and settings, to exit the engineering menu, press the Back button.

All of the tests listed are intended for advanced users and service center employees.

Video setup

Now let’s move on to setting the video recording mode. To put your phone in video recording mode, you need to:

Click on the button with the image of a video camera. Instead of a white button, a red one will appear, which serves as a trigger to start recording:

Movie shooting modes

  • Accelerated (timelapse). The resulting video seems to be rewound, i.e. the speed is higher than it was in reality:
  • Slow. Ideal for fast moving subjects if you are shooting a sports event or an animal. Video shot in this mode is slower than it was in reality:

Capture a frame while shooting

With this add-on you have the ability to take a photo while recording a video.

Image stabilization

This feature will help you shoot high-quality video in extreme mode, because the program eliminates unnecessary vibrations. For example, if your hands are shaking while taking a picture, you are driving or just walking.

To do this, in the same settings section, activate the corresponding function:

Video quality

The name of this setting speaks for itself.

  • Full HD/4K. very high quality.
  • HD. high quality.
  • SD. medium quality.

Photo quality

Go to “System Applications”:

Aspect Ratio

Go back and click on “Aspect Ratio”. There is no single right solution here. choose the one in which you like to shoot:

Exposure mode

An important point in setting up the camera. There are three modes:

  • Average. When shooting in this capture, the brightness of all particles in the photo is taken into account.
  • Center-weighted. In this mode, the focus is on the desired object and only its brightness is taken into account.
  • Spot. With this type of mode, objects taken separately or small relative to the entire image are clearly visible.

The last two are common modes, but again, there is no one right answer when choosing a capture. Try several options and choose the one that suits you best.

The same goes for contrast, saturation, and sharpness. Try, experiment and upload your masterpieces to the Internet:

Shooting modes

Panorama. Using this mode, it is possible to fit almost everything that is around in one photo. For this you need:

Press the shutter button and rotate the camera around you horizontally:
When you want to end the panorama, press the “Stop” button:

Timer. This function is very convenient when you have gathered in a large friendly company and want to take a memorable picture, but everyone does not fit on a “selfie”. Therefore, you can mount your phone on a tripod or stand and activate the 3, 5, and 10 second delayed shutter timer function. In order to use this mode, you must:

In the Camera app. “Modes” select “Timer”:
Set the time interval for the delayed shutter release:

Voice. Thanks to this mode, shooting without hands is possible. In order to activate this mode, you need:

In the “Modes” of the Camera, select “Voice”:

Control. In this mode, you can independently adjust the desired characteristics of the future photo. You can change the white balance and ISO, thereby changing the color rendering of the image and the ability of the sensor to perceive the flow of light. To switch to this mode, you must:

Go to the “Camera” and select the “Control” mode:
By pressing each of the control buttons, select the most appropriate setting:

Alignment. This feature is useful when you want to get a perfectly even shot. To take advantage of this:

In the “Camera” click on the “Alignment” mode:
Take a picture from any position and get a flat image relative to the horizon:

  • Enhance: This function enhances the clarity, sharpness and saturation of the picture automatically. By moving the slider at the bottom of the screen, you can improve the quality of the photo.
  • Night mode: With this mode, you can shoot even at dusk.
  • Scene: Depending on the situation in which you are taking a picture, select the appropriate one from the suggested ones or leave the automatic mode. in this case, the program will choose the settings for you:

Settings on the main screen of the camera

  • Going into the “Camera” application, in the right corner you will see the inscription “HDR”. With this function, you will see both too dark and too light areas in the photo equally clearly, while in normal mode they can be overexposed or underexposed:
  • The flash icon is located in the left corner, by clicking on it, you select the flash mode. on, off or automatic operation:
  • In the lower left corner is an icon made up of three circles. By clicking on it, you can select filters:

Additionally

  • Face detection. When shooting, faces will be highlighted with square windows. To activate the function: In the camera settings, go down to the “Advanced” section and activate the “Face Detection” function. The slider will move to the right:
  • Age and gender. When shooting with the front camera, the face will be highlighted with a square and the gender and approximate age will be determined: Tap on this function and select the desired mode:

To begin with, we will define situations due to which the performance of the camera deteriorates. And also we will give the simplest methods for solving the problem.

Software problem

In 50% of cases, the camera starts to shoot poorly due to violations in the “stuffing” of the device. This may be a crooked firmware version, an unsuccessful update, improper use of root rights. The problem cannot be fixed mechanically.

Solution: If the camera stopped taking pictures after a self-update or the quality of the pictures has deteriorated significantly, we recommend that you roll back to the previous version. But before rolling back, read about the anti-rollback mechanism!

Don’t want to resort to drastic methods like flashing? Just try resetting your smartphone to factory settings. A full wipe made through Recovery is also suitable.

In the case when the official update has arrived “over the air” and the problems with the camera are not significant, it is better to wait for the next version. The developers will definitely fix the problems in an upcoming update. It is not recommended to take any independent actions in such a situation.

Scratched anti-reflective coating

The camera module is protected by an anti-reflective coating that can be scratched. The result is muddy photos, and autofocus may not work at all. Fortunately, scratches are quickly removed at home.

Solution: You will need a Q-tip, alcohol, or a piece of cotton cloth, toothpaste. Gently apply the product to a cotton swab or cloth, and wipe the camera with quick movements. Minor scratches should disappear immediately.

Alcohol will erase the anti-reflective coating, be prepared for this.

Module failure

If the module is severely damaged, you will receive an error notification when you sign in to the Camera app. Shooting will be impossible. Most often, a critical error reporting that it was not possible to connect to the camera occurs due to a broken module or moisture. But there are software reasons.

Solution: If your mobile device is dropped into water and the camera does not work after that, read our instructions and remove the moisture immediately. If the camera is broken, it is better to contact the service center.

Is there any mechanical damage? Then download the full firmware. After installing it, the camera error disappears.

  • Visit “Settings”. “About device”. “Update”.
  • Click on the ellipsis in the upper right corner and select “Install full firmware”.
  • In the “Photo Quality” section, select “High”. Due to this, photo compression will not occur, which will increase its brightness and detail.
  • Parameters such as contrast, saturation and sharpness require separate testing by the user. Only you can choose the ideal setting for these elements based on display quality and personal preference. The average level is considered optimal.
  • Particular attention should be paid to the “Exposure Mode”. You can choose between average, center-weighted and spot. With average metering, the brightness of the frame is distributed evenly. With center-weighted. in the center of the image with a smooth fading towards the edges. If you select the spot mode, then the brightness will capture 1-5% of the matrix from the total image.

These are quite complex and subtle settings. Spot or center-weighted metering is suitable for a non-professional photographer.

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If you want to automatically restore the default settings, visit the items: “Camera”. “Settings”. “Restore settings”.

Choosing an aspect ratio

There are two options here: 4:3 is the normal ratio, and 16:9 is the widescreen. With the usual, the entire matrix is ​​captured. For example, the main camera is 48 megapixels. The image will be obtained with this resolution.

At wide angle, the camera ignores the top and bottom edges of the image. This is ideal for viewing photos on a computer monitor or laptop. Also, 16:9 resolution is suitable for modern phones with waterdrop notch or monobrow.

  • Set the photo quality section to “high”. After the done actions, the details of the image become clear;
  • Next, you need to select the desired frame format. The default is 4:3. It uses a matrix to create a frame. As for the 16:9 widescreen option, the top and bottom area will be excluded, after which the image size will be reduced. This format is best used on smartphones with a small amount of memory, since the resulting photos take up an order of magnitude less space;
  • It is recommended to adjust the sharpness level. It must be “low” or “lowest”. Thanks to this, the pictures acquire quality and naturalness, there is no noise effect;
  • In the contrast section, set the level to “normal”;
  • Then you should put the “average” exposure mode. Due to this, the brightness will be evenly distributed throughout the display;
  • Clarity is set to “high” (not available on all models);
  • Saturation is recommended to choose “medium”.

After this adjustment, there is a noticeable improvement in the quality of photos. However, it should be borne in mind that under different conditions in which the picture is taken, the parameters need to be adjusted. For example, this is necessary if the camera is used in a dark room or, conversely, in bright light.

Other Options

Making camera settings on Chinese Xiaomi smartphones is easy. But every parameter must be taken into account. If the user wants to get high-quality pictures and videos, then he should learn the basic elements of professional photography.

To edit all parameters, select manual mode and make settings depending on the situation.

Aperture

This is the name of the hole through which light enters the sensor. This is one of the important points while working with the camera. The quality of photographs in low light conditions will depend on the aperture diaphragm. The principle of operation of this element resembles the change in the human pupil when it reacts to light. The wider the aperture window, the more light will be focused. This indicator is expressed as an f/x value (for example, f/16, f/8, etc.). What it means: The smaller the number, the wider the aperture. This means that the camera is photosensitive and is able to capture more light during a picture. Thanks to this, smartphone owners have the opportunity to take high-quality photos in low light conditions.

Chinese manufacturers have smartphone models with dual cameras of various apertures. Thanks to this, one picture is taken on two different ones, after which they are compared with each other. Due to this, the images are clear and contrasting.

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Exposure is usually called the delay that occurs when the camera shutter is triggered, that is, a small period of time that allows the light to enter the matrix.

Decreasing this setting is necessary if the picture is taken while the subject is moving and you want to get a clearer and sharper photo. In this case, it will be possible to get rid of the blur.

If you increase the exposure time during normal shooting, then due to the entry of more light, the exposure will improve, resulting in photos that are clear.

Exposure mode

This indicator determines how dark or light the image is. Exposure is called the combination of the shutter speed on the camera, as well as the degree of closeness of the aperture lens.

It can be spot, center-weighted, partial and evaluative metering. It is better to choose the second option, it is considered classic and suitable for shooting with a smartphone.

white balance

This option helps you control hue balance distortion that occurs under different light sources while shooting. For instance:

Under such light conditions, the tones in the pictures are distorted, highlighted or darkened. To betray natural indicators, you should focus on white. With the help of its balance, the camera is adjusted so that the color gamut is correctly displayed during shooting.

often in the standard settings there is “auto mode”, it should be adjusted independently depending on the time and place. The need for adjustment can be easily identified when white objects in the frame take on a different hue, such as yellow.

Camera Resolution

The quality of the images will largely depend on the resolution of the camera. The higher this indicator, the better the pictures and videos will turn out. To do this, you need to set the frame size correctly:

  • The full format is 4:3. The picture is taken at maximum resolution.
  • The truncated format is 16:9. The resolution will be less than in the previous version, as it is cut off at the top and bottom.

It is necessary to adjust this parameter if you want to get the detail of some fragments in the picture. This should also be done when you need to view photos and videos on a widescreen monitor.

Focusing

This parameter is responsible for changing the distance from the camera to the subject of the photo. In addition, the contrast and clarity of the image depends on it. By default, the focus will always be active, it cannot be turned off. Here the user has the option to select the mode, which can be continuous or touch. This improves the quality of the resulting image.

Continuous focus should not be used when shooting a moving subject. In such situations, the choice is made in favor of the second option. During focusing, for example, on Redmi models, the camera is aimed at the object, after which you need to touch the screen with your finger. Then a frame is taken without lifting your finger from the display.

ISO is the camera’s light sensitivity. This option adjusts and controls the brightness of pictures. The higher the value, the brighter the photos will be. If you set the maximum sensitivity in good light, the image will be unsuccessful, blurry. In cloudy weather or in the evening, you can achieve the necessary concentration of light by increasing the ISO. Professionals advise setting the indicator higher at a time when there is no way to brighten the picture using shutter speed and aperture. Therefore, when setting ISO, photographers recommend always setting a low setting.

Stabilization

Every professional knows what stabilization is, but ordinary smartphone users are not always up to date. There is one problem: often when a person takes pictures, his hands are shaking, while he himself does not notice it. However, the apparatus is more sensitive. As a result of manual shooting, fuzzy images are obtained. By turning on the stabilization function, sharp fluctuations can be smoothed out. From the Google Play Store, you can download a special application for these purposes. For example, Motion Stills

The quality of the videos will depend on the resolution. To make settings, go to the “Modes” section, and then open “Settings”. Step-by-step instruction:

  • In the “Video quality” parameter, select one of the options. The most optimal is Full HD. For slow motion, you can use HD. During the settings, the user must understand that the higher the video quality, the more space the file will take in the phone’s memory;
  • Go to “Focus Mode”, select “Touch”. For continuous focusing, it is recommended to select CAF.

Shooting formats

In the settings of different smartphone models, this parameter may be called differently. The variant “quality” is often found. Modern devices include two or more cameras, due to which several shooting formats can be used at once. The most popular is “Portrait Mode”, which allows you to take pictures with a blurred background.

AI mode is available on more expensive Xiaomi models. It automatically selects settings for bright and juicy shots.

There is another useful mode. HDR (High Dynamic Range). Photos with him are colorful, detailed. Available on the latest Mi and Redmi models, with stock firmware.

As for videos, here Full HD should be preferred over 4K. Thanks to the first option, clear pictures are obtained when they are viewed on a widescreen screen.

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Mirror mode

Mirror camera mode on Xiaomi devices mirrors the photo that was taken on the front camera. To enable the option, you need to open the application “Camera”. “Modes”. Click on the gear, go to settings. Make the function active. The mode is turned off according to the same algorithm.

There are many applications that allow you to take clear photos. Many people prefer to use the Google Camera mode. However, there are others. Each user selects software for himself.

How to connect and configure Xiaomi IP camera

An IP video surveillance camera is a functional device with which you can organize an effective security control system in any room. The advantage of using the device is that all data is transmitted online to the user via the Internet, so the owner can view the records at any time, as well as manage each individual element.

Xiaomi IP cameras are excellent for creating a high-quality IP video surveillance system, many of which are included in the rating of the best IP video surveillance devices. Their technical capabilities make it easy and quick to integrate into the smart home system, which further expands their capabilities.

How to connect Xiaomi IP camera

To quickly and correctly configure the device, you will need a smartphone or tablet running Android or iOS, a Wi-Fi network, an authorized Mi account, as well as any branded application. Mi Camera or Mi Home. The advantage of the second one is that it is suitable for setting up all Xiaomi smart units that can be integrated into a Smart home.

In order to connect the Xiaomi IP camera, you need to perform the following operations:

    Supply power to the device by connecting via a charger or microUSB connector. After that, the indicator located under the eye of the optics should start blinking yellow;

Xiaomi IP camera setup

To perform the internal settings of the device, you need to select the appropriate picture in Mi Home, after which the main menu will open.

The user is able to make the following settings:

  • Change product name;
  • Activate / deactivate video recording on removable media;
  • Set the operating time of the device and restrict access to it by other users;
  • Enable recording when motion is detected;
  • Organize a user notification system (the most common option is sending an SMS message);
  • Determine the quality of the broadcast, for example, in HD or SD format.

The developers have made sure that it is convenient to view videos from a smartphone. To view the picture, simply move your finger across the screen, which will change the viewing angle. Enlargement / reduction of the image is achieved by pinching or spreading two fingers.

By pressing the “photo” button, it is possible to take a snapshot of the image currently being broadcast. The “camera” key is responsible for turning off and starting video recording.

The following buttons are also remotely accessible:

  • Microphone, when pressed and held, it becomes possible to transfer a voice message to the device;
  • Dynamics. disable / enable sound from the device;
  • Viewing recorded video using the timeline.

The use of an IP video surveillance system organized using Xiaomi products is a guarantee of high reliability and ease of management of all elements, as well as the ability to view video from anywhere where there is an Internet connection.

The Chinese company produces many models of cameras, and the settings will depend on their functionality. Most of the devices from this manufacturer are constantly in the ranking of the best cameras, they are equipped with infrared illumination, night vision, microphones, and support all data transfer protocols. Their additional advantage will be the possibility of embedding in the Smart Home system. In addition, the camera allows you to:

  • remotely view the image from a remote device on a phone or smartphone;
  • listen to the recording made by the built-in microphone, the same remotely;
  • receive notifications on your phone about a possible danger transmitted by a motion sensor.

In addition, the camera is compatible with iOS and Android operating systems, easily connects to any iPhone models.

Connection

The Xiaomi standard package includes the camera itself, a stand for it, a power supply, instructions. You must be prepared for the fact that the instruction will be completely written in hieroglyphs, and the software required for installation will need to be downloaded by yourself.

To connect, you need a phone or tablet that works with iOS and Android operating systems and a Mi account or account to synchronize all Xiaomi services, it requires authorization.

In addition, you will need to download one of the two applications Mi Camera or Mi Home, the second gives more opportunities. The connection is made as follows:

  • a Mi account is created if it did not exist before, and when asked about the region, enter. mainland China, it is better to choose English as the language. The Russian language will provide simple control of the device, but if the user plans to reprogram it to fit his requirements, he will need English;
  • power is supplied to the camera, the indicator lights up in orange;
  • the application is downloaded;
  • the application starts;
  • in the upper right corner you need to click on “”, a list of available devices and instructions in Russian or in pictograms drop out;
  • in the proposed window, enter the login and password from the home Wi-Fi network.

Setting

Xiaomi IP camera can have two indicator lights, if it lights up orange, it is ready to connect the network, if the color turns blue, the network connection work is completed successfully, the camera is connected to Wi-Fi.

If security requires it, there is an option in the settings to turn off the indicator lights, then the device will be harder to detect.

After connecting, you can start setting up the camera, in the Mi Home application, almost all actions will be clearly explained using pictures.

By selecting the desired icon from the menu, you can perform the following tasks:

  • change your own camera name;
  • update software (firmware);
  • determine the camera activity time;
  • set the quality of information transmission by selecting a convenient format, HD or SD;
  • restrict access to device management to third parties previously granted through their account when using the Share button;
  • disable or enable indicators;
  • turn off or turn on the motion sensor;
  • switch to full-screen image viewing mode;
  • enable video recording on the circuit carrier, or vice versa, stop it;
  • enable sound recording if the model has a microphone;
  • determine the mechanism for transmitting a danger signal, for example, in the form of SMS;
  • when receiving a danger signal from a motion sensor, turn on video recording.

Management looks very simple, on the touch screen it is carried out with a slight movement of the finger and the choice of any of the proposed solutions. With the same movement, you can take a photo of the image currently broadcast by the camera and save it to the gallery. It is also possible to access the snapshot storage directly from the application. The program will also offer information that the user may need:

With Linux, the user will be able to change other settings by flashing or reprogramming the camera, for example, allow it to speak Russian, disconnect it from servers located in China, manually control infrared illumination and various filters.

Watch the video setting up the Xiaomi IP camera.

Setting via PC

If you want to view video from the camera from any computer, regardless of its location, you must configure its connection through a computer. This will allow you to see what is happening in your home or office, even in a situation where there is no mobile device at hand. The manufacturer did not provide this as a general functionality, a number of additional settings will be required.

For them, you will first need to set the correct time zone, on the products of a Chinese manufacturer, the Celestial Empire time is set by default. For such a setting, you need to download the archive available at the link: http://4pda.ru/forum/dl/post/7297419/test-rtspfix-07.zip. The archive is loaded onto the memory card, the camera is turned on and then it works according to Moscow time. This is quite convenient, sometimes in a hurry you can not understand in which period the events were actually recorded if the time is set incorrectly. In addition, with its correct setting, it becomes possible to work with ftp, telnet, http and rtsp and through any computer. If the user does not live in the Moscow time zone and has sufficient knowledge of computer and mobile devices, the time can be reset. For this:

  • calculate the change parameters using the formula 8 minus the time zone time, for example, for Kaliningrad (2) the time will look like this: GMT6;
  • activate telnet and enter the formula Echo “GMT6” /etc/TZ.

The time has been changed. Next, you can start connecting the camera through the computer. This will require changing the IP address of the camera, you can find it both in the management program installed on the mobile device and in the manual. The need for changes is due to the difference in the numbering of the network in which the camera operates and the local network available to the computer, their incompatibility leads to a conflict and the image is not displayed on the monitor screen.

The algorithm of user actions for setting up work through a computer:

  • you need to download the VLC media player program to your workstation;
  • clarify the IP addresses of the camera, in the Mi Camera or Mi Home programs it will be searched along the path: “Camera settings”, then “Network data”, then the address itself;
  • the address is rewritten to any file or notepad;
  • open the VLC media player program;
  • enter the program, in the Media section;
  • find a button that says “open URL”;
  • enter an entry like this: “rtsp://previously saved camera address:554/ch0.h264”.
  • after entering this combination on the screen of the workstation, a picture from the camera will appear in the open player.

Please note that this configuration system changes the current security policies, due to which many of the necessary plugins are simply not in the program, so it is not recommended for use.

The camera control system proposed by Xiaomi through mobile devices allows you to always know what is happening in the house in the absence of the owners and easily control the settings and recording features.

Adjusting and improving the quality of photos on a Xiaomi smartphone

The factory settings of the camera are averaged for the sake of users who are not interested in the intricacies of photography and video shooting. As a result, the potential of this smartphone component remains untapped. This article will tell you how to improve pictures and properly set up the camera on Xiaomi Redmi 4, 4x, Redmi Note 3, 4 and newer devices from the company.

What settings options affect photo quality

Aperture

In the characteristics, it is denoted as f / fractional_number. For example f/2.2 or 1.8. The smaller this number, the more light hits the matrix and the better the final image. This is a hardware, non-configurable setting.

Quality

A value of Low means maximum compression and minimum quality, while High indicates minimum compression and maximum quality.

By default, the parameter is set to Average. To change this setting you need:

  • Go to Settings = System apps = Camera.
  • Click on Photo quality and select the desired value.

Aspect ratio and resolution

In the first case, the matrix is ​​used entirely and the resolution is maximum, and in the second, the upper and lower parts are inactive. It is recommended to use a ratio of 4:3.

To change this camera setting in Xiaomi you need:

The manual adjustment scale allows you to set the ISO value from 100 to 3200, depending on the model of the device. Values ​​from 100 to 800 are recommended for outdoor use in clear weather or good artificial lighting, as indoor shots are dark.

Values ​​of 800 or more are recommended for indoor use. As the light sensitivity increases, noise appears in the photo.

To change this setting on Xiaomi smartphones, you need to:

  • Launch the Camera app and tap Modes.
  • Select Management.
  • Click on the new ISO screen and select the appropriate value.

white balance

Affects the color gamut of the image. The default is set to automatic. To change you need:

  • Follow steps and 2 from the previous method.
  • On the new screen, tap White balance and choose from one of the following depending on the lighting: sunny/cloudy weather, incandescent/cold light.

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This setting controls the time between pressing the Take Photo button and the shutter being released (not to be confused with the Timer function).

  • Execute the step from the previous method.
  • Click on Manual and Shutter speed.
  • Choose one of the available values.

Focusing

Works in 2 modes: automatic (default) and touch. You cannot disable the function in the cameras of Xiaomi smartphones. To switch the mode you need:

  • Execute the step from the previous method.
  • Select Manual and Focus.
  • Switch to comfortable mode.

Contrast, saturation, sharpness

These parameters are responsible for the photo characteristics of the same name. Basic settings set them to Medium.

  • Open Settings, System apps and Camera.
  • Find the lines of the same name at the end of the list and select one of the values: Low, Medium, High.

exposition

The camera on Xiaomi supports 3 modes:

  • averaged. determination over the entire area of ​​​​the matrix. Universal;
  • center-weighted. detection over the entire area, but priority is given to the focus point. Suitable for face photos;
  • dot. determination in the center of the image at 4% of the matrix area. Suitable for shooting bright subjects against a dark background.

It is recommended to use the average mode. To switch the mode you need:

  • Run step from previous method.
  • Go to the Exposure sub-item and select the desired option.

Flash

When the shutter is released, it illuminates the area being shot. Works in 3 modes:

The second mode is used by default.

To turn on / off the flash you need:

  • Launch the Camera app.
  • Press the lightning-shaped button in the upper left corner to switch flash modes.

Video quality

In the settings, instead of levels, common names are offered: HD, FullHD, UltraHD (4K). Along with the quality, the recording speed also changes: HD. 60 fps, FullHD and 4K. 30 fps.

Summing up, we can say that there are 10 parameters that allow you to configure the camera on Xiaomi Redmi 4, 4x, Redmi Note 3.4 for maximum photo and video quality. Combinations of the settings levels of these parameters allow you to get pictures of different quality and colors.

how to enable Xiaomi Mi developer mode

In some cases, users need to turn on developer mode in order to access the phone (files) management of the phone using their computer.

though, it’s important to remember! for most phone owners, the default settings will do without enabling developer mode (the basic functions of connecting the phone to the computer will be available like this):

go to Settings. then open the settings options Connected devices

and select the required option to work with the phone via USB.

Sharing files between a computer and a phone in this case will also be possible.

turn on Xiaomi Mi developer mode

However, if the option described above is not enough for you, and you still need to enable developer mode, for example, USB debugging. or something more subtle) we proceed with the steps as described below:

In order to enable developer mode, you need to go to Settings / System and click on the Build number several times (hints will pop up) then, perhaps, someone, if the phone lock is on, enter a pin code (your option).

During the code you will be typing on the tab about the phone, options for pop-up hints are possible: You have become a developer You are already a developer

Close the About phone section and go to the System and Advanced settings section

how to disable Xiaomi Mi camera and microphone access permissions

In order to allow (prohibit) access to the camera and microphone of the gadget, we proceed as follows: on the example of Xiaomi Mi A3

We go to the Settings of the smartphone, as in the picture below:

go to Applications and notifications (this is where the settings for media access permissions: microphone, camera, etc.)

as in the picture below, scroll down the application and notification page a little, find Advanced

we search, having squandered a little, Permissions it is here that it is possible to allow or deny access of installed applications to the microphone and cameras

on the new page of permissions settings, select the required application for which we want to configure permissions for accessing the phone’s media:

For example, consider the options for preventing applications from allowing access to the Camera of the Xiaomi Mi A3 phone

Microphone permission settings:

Everything is simple! we move the sliders to the active / inactive position, but simply allow access to webcams and a microphone, or prohibit

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How to take a screenshot of the screen in the updated version of Android 11 Xiaomi Mi.

Xiaomi Mi A3 check camera, microphone access permissions

If you follow the logic, then, for example, for applications such as Skype, WhatsApp, Telegram, access (permissions) to the camera and microphone are needed. Otherwise, how to communicate with friends.

But, on the other hand, if we mainly communicate only by voice, then why does the application need access to the camera? Can be turned off

Here on the scales is safety or convenience! Choose for each person. The main thing is to give yourself a sound report and not succumb to paranoid impulses.

Let’s analyze the options using the Xiaomi Mi A3 phone as an example. At the end of the article, a colleague prepared a detailed video for you.

In all other analogues, the algorithm of actions is approximately the same and logical.

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Setting app permissions to access the camera and microphone; developer mode. Xiaomi Mi.

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Setting app permissions to access the camera and microphone; Xiaomi Mi developer mode

Issues such as setting permission for installed applications to access the camera, microphone or enabling developer mode (USB debugging) on ​​the Xiaomi Mi A3 phone (smartphone) and analogues should be allowed.

As we know, most applications installed on the phone request full access (permissions) to the camera, microphone, contacts of our gadget, and this is not justified in all cases: such a banal conditional example, for example, if the calendar requests access to the camera or microphone, this is suspicious. And even more suspicious when applications are installed NOT FROM official sites, and also require full access

Only install apps from Google Play or the App Store.

Today we’ll figure out in detail how to configure access permissions to the microphone and camera, and also enable developer mode (USB Debugging option):

how to enable usb debugging on xiaomi

After we complete the steps given above, an option will appear in the Advanced section: For developers

We choose among many options what we need today, namely USB Debugging.

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There are many options in this section that may come in handy if you feel like a web developer in yourself.

If something is not clear, describe the problem in the Комментарии и мнения владельцев. I will gladly help.

The Mi Surveillance Camera automatically turns on when you connect the power cable to the Micro-USB charging port. A blinking orange light means the device has been successfully activated. If it doesn’t flash, press and hold the reset button to reboot your device. After turning on the Mi Surveillance Camera, you do not need to try to rotate it manually, the position of the camera is adjusted through the application.

Glowing blue: The device is connected and working normally.

Flashing orange quickly: waiting for a connection.

Flashing orange slowly: system update in progress.

Connecting the camera is pretty easy. On an Android device, go to Google Play and find the Mi Home app:

Install the Mi Home application by clicking on the Install button.

At the first start, we accept all the conditions of the application:

In the next menu, Country and region, select the region, in my case Russia, check the user agreement and click the Save button. The camera works fine in the Russia region, there is no need to switch to other regions.

The next item after choosing a region. Mi user authorization, click on the Login button:

Enter the credentials (login and password) and click Authorization:

After successful authorization, the installation wizard will send us to the next step. adding a device. This item is also the main page of the Mi Home application, which will display all connected devices.

By clicking on the Add device button, we get to the section with various Xiaomi devices, in which you will need to find our IP camera:

In the next menu, before checking the checkbox, turn on the camera after hearing a voice message. Ready connection. mark the checkbox and click the Next button. For details on turning on the Mi camera, see the beginning of the article in Turning on the camera.

Next, select the Wi-Fi network to which the smartphone is connected, specify the password and click the Next button:

The generated QR code should be directed from the smartphone screen to the camera lens at a close distance of 10-15 cm. When connected, the Camera will issue a Connection Success voice notification, after which we click the checkbox and the Next button:

To connect Mi Camera to Wi-Fi, you need to be in the range of your home router.

Having connected to the network, the installation wizard will direct us to the next item where you need to add a group:

After selecting a group, assign a name to the device:

At the last step, the wizard offers to share Mi Camera with other devices, to do this, click on the button Share this device, if the setting is not required, skip the step by clicking Get Started:

To grant access, you must specify a Mi account (phone number, email):

Having completed all the settings of the installation wizard, we get to the main menu for controlling the camera. In the upper half of the screen there is a window with the broadcast of the image from the camera, under which there are buttons: turn off the camera, turn off the sound, save a screenshot, record a video from the camera to the phone, video quality and turn to full screen. Arrow buttons are used to control the rotation of the camera.

Anonymous, Hello, tell me why the camera does not record data when there is no network. A memory card is inserted in the camera?

Hello, tell me why the camera does not record data when there is no network.

Good evening. How to make the Mi home camera 360. 1800p recording from 9:00 to 18:00 and then only when moving. Is it possible!? The memory card costs the maximum that is possible for it.

Tell me please connected everything ok half a day works, writes. And then bam writes offline, and the blue light blinks 🙁

Yes, the problem is solved! Initially, I had Mi home in the Russian region and the first camera connected perfectly, and the second one ran into the final step. everything is already set up, the code was read by the camera from the phone, she connected to the router, said that the device was online, but the phone had an infinite timeout error, although the connection was excellent. The problem was solved by switching the mihome region settings from Russian to Chinese. Camera connected without a hitch.

Vadim Krasnovsky, Same problem. the camera is connected and configured exactly until the moment when the message “bring the phone closer to the router” appears (deaf or blind or what?) And after that. an endless connection timeout error, so the setup process is not completed and the camera is unavailable. Tupolink router with Wi-Fi, neither smarts nor the second camera has such problems. I think it broke after a firmware update 🙁 ah, yet. scanning the qr code, which is indicated at the bottom, reports “devices not found”.

Same problem. the camera is connected and configured exactly until the moment when the message “bring the phone closer to the router” appears (deaf or blind or what?) And after that. an endless connection timeout error, so the setup process is not completed and the camera is unavailable. Tupolink router with Wi-Fi, neither smarts nor the second camera has such problems. I think it broke after a firmware update 🙁

Thanks! I’ll try.

Anonymous, Yes connected. The only thing I have is a regular dlink router without WI-FI and a WI-FI tp-link access point is connected to it. Which distributes WI-FI Try to reset the camera and distribute WI-FI from the second phone, if it connects, the problem is in the tp-link AP.

Yes connected. The only thing I have is a regular dlink router without WI-FI and a WI-FI tp-link access point is connected to it. Which distributes WI-FI

Anonymous, Why the phone does not see the router, at the point where it is written, bring the phone closer to the router The phone is connected to the router’s network?

Why the phone does not see the router, at the point where it is written, bring the phone closer to the router

Review of the new Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S smartphone: a good budget employee with an excellent camera

A review of an inexpensive smartphone with excellent features is the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S model, with serious filling, an ideal photo camera, a large screen size and a capacious battery. At the moment, this is one of the most promising budget smartphones. In this model, many shortcomings of previous generations of Redmi Note were taken into account and eliminated, and at the same time, they modernized the design by adding a block camera to the back side.

The smartphone was selected to replace the popular LeEco, so something “bigger”, “more powerful” and “modern” was needed. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S smartphone boasts an excellent Snapdragon 720G processor, as well as a 48 MP camera. Purchased in a store on Tmall, brought to the post office in 4 days.

Ordering from Russia with delivery from stock is correct, with a guaranteed return and without any additional taxes. In principle, the same lots are also available in branded stores on Aliexpress (Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S and Xiaomi Redmi Note 9PRO in the Xiaomi Global store), with delivery from China. This option is somewhat cheaper, except that you have to wait.

Specifications:
Model Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
vendor code M2003J6A1G
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G octa-core processor, Adreno 618 video subsystem
Display 6.67″ IPS screen, 394 PPI 2400 x 1080 FHD, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Memory 4GB RAM 64GB ROM (can be extended with TF card)
rear camera Quad camera: 48 MP main sensor, 8 MP ultra-wide 5 MP short-throw camera, 2 MP macro camera, dual flash.
Front-camera 16 MP, ƒ/2.4, fixed Focus
Battery 5020 mAh, with 20 W charger included, fast charging, up to 33 hours of active work
Interfaces USB-C, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, OTG, dual SIM, 3.5mm audio jack, active infrared, fingerprint scanner
Network frequencies LTE B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B18/B19/B20/B26/B28/B38/B40 GSM: B2/B3/B5/B8
OS Android 10, Global Version, OTA Update Support
Weight and dimensions weight 209 g, WxHxD 76.6 x 165.7 x 8.8 mm

I want to immediately draw your attention to the fact that Redmi Note 9S does not have an NFC contactless payment module. Do not even look in the specifications. Xiaomi again “forgot” to add this module to state employees. But if you need a smartphone with NFC, then here is a separate selection of inexpensive smartphones with an NFC module.

In general, I chose for a long time, and initially I wanted the mega-popular version of Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T. I already had a Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro, so the Redmi Note series as a whole evoked only positive emotions, and it was decided to take the 9th generation. The smartphone cost about 180 kopecks (about 13,000 rubles), which is very, very good.

Package includes cable, instructions, case.

The smartphone is sealed in film from all sides, there are not even fingerprints of the Chinese from the assembly line))))

There is also a protective film on the reverse side. Also pasted sticker with IMEI and number.

I note a positive trend. the smartphone has a protective film glued on the screen right out of the box, as well as a complete TPU case. This is quite good, and makes it possible to keep the appearance of the smartphone until you get new cases / cases / bumper / glass.

The appearance of the Redmi Note 9S smartphone is shown in the photo below. This is a familiar design with narrow bezels, the screen size is slightly larger than usual (plus-variants, Note-variants), and is 6.67″. The screen itself is a high-quality and contrasting IPS.

The length of the smartphone is just over 16 cm, with a width of about 7.7 cm. The thickness is just under 9 mm. At the same time, the smartphone is not particularly heavy, the whole of it is felt in the and is about 200 g. You cannot call such a small smartphone.

The glass is slightly rounded at the edges. the front camera is made in the form of a neat cutout. On the left side face there is a slot for SIM cards and a memory card, and on the right side side there is a volume rocker and a power button.

Another nice feature is the 3.5mm headphone jack. Also on the bottom panel are: microphone, speaker holes, USB Type-C charging socket.

The back cover has an interesting texture with overflow. The block camera is quad and is located in the center, closer to the upper edge of the body.

An interesting overflow effect of the body is obtained, especially in bright light.

There is also a feature. the fingerprint sensor is built into the power button of the smartphone (for example, the Galaxy S10e has a similar solution). This allows you to activate your smartphone and remove the lock with one movement.

Complete charger QC3.0 (article MDY-11-EP 22.5W) and supports the following power modes: 5V 3A / 9V 2.23A / 10V 2.25A / 12V 1.67A. Since the order was a smartphone from Russia, the charger plug comes immediately with EU pins. If you save and order from China, they often send a US plug.

Also included was a good quality USB cable for charging and synchronization.

I said above that the starter case was included in the kit, and so, this is a smoky TPU soft case of good quality, with wide sides and camera protection. The best thing is to protect your smartphone for the first time, while you get used to its dimensions.

An example of a smartphone in a case. the sides completely cover the edges, there is a ledge under the camera unit. On the right, there is a cutout for a fingerprint scanner. But the USB connector is completely covered by a plug.

As for SIM cards and memory cards, the right solution was used here. a separate (triple) tray, where a separate place is intended for each SIM card and memory card.

Tray ejection needle included.

Close-up of a sim card tray. SIM card locations are signed (“1”, “2”).

The appearance of a special tool-needle, which is designed to remove the SIM card tray. I am always interested in this moment, since a number of manufacturers save on this part, while others, on the contrary, focus on such trifles.

The kit included a user manual and brief instructions, as well as a warranty card.

Checked work with OTG devices. Specifically. with Ugreen universal card reader.

I will dwell a little more on the rear camera and show a few details.

The top row is the main sensor and the ultra wide-angle sensor. A little lower is a macro camera and a depth camera. At the bottom is a flash, and the designation “48 MP camera” is also specially applied to make it clear. And then all of a sudden people don’t know.

The camera application is standard, but there are a number of additional settings. In the main Photo mode, you can choose to zoom in or out (0.6x / 1x / 2x) of the scene. Slow motion shooting is also available.

There is a fresh feature for scanning documents. There is a possibility of detailed settings of the camera application.

For taking high-quality photos, a separate 48 MP mode is provided. We saw something similar in the review of the flagship Xiaomi Mi Note 10 with a pentacamera.

There is a separate “Panorama” mode. In the “Pro” mode, macro / ultrawide settings are available, you can manually set the shutter speed, exposure, aperture, etc. Well, or leave these settings on the machine. Focuses well manually.

Depending on the selected mode, you get pictures with a resolution of 4000 x 3000 pixels or 8000 x 6000 pixels (48 MP). For macro shots, the resolution is 1944 x 2592 dots.

By default, the smartphone can shoot and save in RAW / DNG. also a separate positive point.

Examples of a 48 MP photo crop. such a photo can be zoomed in and zoomed in almost endlessly)))

I turn to testing the smartphone. When you turn on the smartphone for the first time, it offers to copy the settings from the old smartphone (very convenient), as well as select the system language. Russian language is present, no dancing with a tambourine is required.

The smartphone makes a positive impression. Advertising garbage is not particularly noticeable, the Play Market is present, as well as other necessary services.

By the way, I noticed an interesting feature. Manufacturers skillfully hide the cutout of the front camera. Here in the photo, clear edges of the cutout are clearly visible.

And here the front camera is successfully hidden in the dark area of ​​​​the wallpaper of the regular theme.

I give screenshots of system information.

Screenshot of the main screen. It is possible to use both on-screen buttons and gestures. to whom and how it is more familiar.

Screenshots of the top curtain. Yes, I was shown an easter egg sewn into Android 10 version.

Throttling test successfully passed. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor is a great option, especially for a budget employee. Powerful and energy efficient. For comparison, you can see the results of the throttling test for the “hot” MTK G90T, which was installed in Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro.

3DMark test suite result: 2511/2337.

PCMark test suite result: 7854.

Passed the multi-touch test, it uses an honest 10-touch sensor module.

The result of testing Wi-Fi (2.4GHz, tariff “50”). In terms of speed, everything is pretty decent, there are no gaps, the connection is stable. Here I ask you to pay attention. There were complaints about the first models that when the smartphone “falls asleep”, the Wi-Fi connection breaks and does not reconnect until you manually perform a series of manipulations (disconnect-connect). This bug was fixed in the latest firmware, which arrived immediately in the first days of using the smartphone. So the bug itself could not be observed, and Xiaomi. respect for the quick software adjustment.

When it comes to games, there are no limits. Everything that I launched is played, there is no discomfort. The large capacity battery allows you to play for a long time or watch videos for a long time, or both. In total, it turns out about 30 hours of constant activity. On average, a smartphone lives “from charge to charge” for about 2.5 days.

And in general, it turned out to be an excellent camera phone. Pictures are crisp and bright. The camera shoots no worse than last year’s flagships. And if you figure out the pro settings and manual control of the camera, then you can take pictures no worse than a DSRL camera.

As for convenience, keep in mind that this is a “shovel” in size and the smartphone is slightly larger than usual.

By the way, there is an interesting point here. Xiaomi Redmi 9S smartphone size is similar to my Galaxy Note 10.

The camera unit looks more modern than the Galaxy Note 10, it should rather be compared with the S20/Note20 line

But the front camera is made in a similar way. That is, Xiaomi really made available what last year only appeared in flagships.

Conclusion: take and take again. Especially if you are not afraid of the size of this device (and the size is not small, not everyone will be comfortable). The price of Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S is now holding at a good level, and on sales in late August and mid-November, you can grab a fat discount coupon. So far, it’s hard for me to name a smartphone that would be better than Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S, especially in the “up to 180” category. Yes, and once again I draw attention to the lack of NFC, although now this is not a problem at all. you can even pay using a bracelet like Xiaomi MiBand4.

Connecting and configuring the Xiaomi IP camera

To install video surveillance for a house, office, apartment or store, you need to be able to configure ip cameras. Among all video surveillance devices, Xiaomi equipment is considered one of the best not only in terms of price and quality ratio, but also due to the introduction of new technologies by the company and the organization of the Smart Home system.

The cameras are easy to connect and it won’t take you too long. Simultaneous work with several devices is supported. Below we will consider how to connect a camera from Xiaomi.

How to connect Xiaomi IP camera

The package includes the camera itself, instruction manual and power supply. Most often, Xiaomi cameras do not contain detailed instructions in Russian, which means that you will have to download the necessary software yourself.

If you already use Xiaomi mobile devices, just download the Mi Home or Mi Camera app and log in to your account. Mi Home opens up more opportunities as it is specially designed for creating a smart home.

Connecting the camera from Xiaomi takes place in several stages:

  • Registering an account (if you don’t have one).
  • You need to change the language to English.
  • The camera connects to the network using an adapter. The indicator indicates that it is working and in standby mode.
  • Connect your smartphone to the network where the camera will run.
  • Download and open the Mi Camera or Mi Home app.
  • Click the “add” button in the top right corner.
  • Enter your username and password.
  • After the voice signal, bring your smartphone to the IP camera. The device pairing process will complete.

IP camera setup

The interface of the proprietary application is intuitive, so there should be no problems when setting up an ip-camera on a tablet or smartphone. The interface on Android and iOS is not much turned off, except that it looks a little different in appearance.

However, to make it less noticeable in the settings, in the mobile application, you can deactivate the LED.

On the main screen of the application, you can change the video quality, sound volume and switch the broadcast to full screen mode. If several cameras for video surveillance are connected to the device, you can change the name in accordance with where the camera is located: parking, hall, office, etc. Here you can also:

  • Activate and deactivate the camera.
  • Take a screenshot and save it to the device memory.
  • Record a video of what is happening in the selected quality.
  • Transmit audio from device to ip camera. To do this, hold down the microphone button.
  • View saved photos and videos.
  • Install a firmware update for your device (if the camera crashes or does not work correctly, download the latest software version from the manufacturer’s website).
  • Set SOS signal to be sent under certain circumstances, for example via SMS messages.
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You can also set the settings to automatically record video and send an SOS signal when a motion sensor is triggered.

To transfer the image from the camera to someone else, use the “Share” button. If you need to restrict the access of such persons to the image, you can do this.

If the webcam needs to be reconfigured, just press and hold the reset button for a few seconds. It is deeply recessed into the body, so if you want to use it, take a thin hairpin or match.

Among the data that the camera collects and stores, the user can find information about:

  • current network data transfer rate via the Internet:
  • the amount of transmitted and received information (traffic);
  • recording time and file details.

The device supports split screen mode, and allows you to view cameras from multiple devices at the same time. It is especially convenient to work with several cameras via a tablet. The large touch screen gives you a better view of what is happening and what needs to be done.

So, connecting a camera at home or at work is easy on your own. It is enough to follow simple instructions. Management is simple for most users. Zooming, photography and changing parameters is done with the usual buttons and swipes on the touch screen.

Useful Tricks When Using Xiaomi Smartphones

The article “Useful tricks when using WhatsApp”, as they say, went well. She already has over 80,000 views. and I decided to continue publishing similar articles for the “Likbez” section for other applications and gadgets.

In today’s article, we will talk about various useful tricks when using Xiaomi smartphones. I have been writing reviews of Xiaomi smartphones for several years now, I have been using the Xiaomi Mi 9 smartphone as my main smartphone for several months, I have studied the settings of phones from this manufacturer, so I want to talk about some useful settings that you can do with them. over, Xiaomi are famous for the fact that even the younger models have settings. not stripped down and provide almost the same features as the flagship models.

(Interestingly, not all manufacturers are so generous: for example, I once bought a budget Moto E4 Plus smartphone to study and was simply amazed at how much the settings of this smartphone were cut compared to their mid-range smartphones.)

Xiaomi has a handy option to turn off the display when you bring the phone to your ear during a call. so that there are no false positives. The proximity sensor is responsible for this. By default, the option is enabled, and users don’t even know where to look for it at all. The joke is that sometimes after the next update this option “flies”, that is, it turns off. And try to find it in the settings.

You can find it through a search in the “Proximity sensor” settings or through the “Phone. Incoming calls” application menu. In the same place, by the way, there are several more useful options.

The quick notification area on your smartphone often receives notifications from applications that you don’t need and only annoy. To turn them off, you have to go to “Settings. Applications”, look for the corresponding application there and disable notifications for it.

But there is a much easier way. On regular Android (that is, for most Android phones), the notification can be slid to the left or right. a settings icon will appear there, which will take you to the notification settings for a particular application.

Xiaomi has made it even more convenient. The application needs to be moved to the left (if to the right, it will simply disappear from the screen). two icons will appear there: settings and postpone for a while.

Postpone for a while. turn off notifications from this app for a while.

Settings. right on the same screen, you can turn off notifications for this application.

Xiaomi smartphones can show ads at certain times and this annoys many users. (I note that this is just such a business approach: Xiaomi smartphones are very cheap, bring minimal profit, and the company makes money on them through advertising.)

This ad in system applications can be disabled by completely regular means.

In the settings for accessing personal data of applications. disable such access for the msa application. By the way, it probably won’t work the first time. the system will write that it could not revoke access. The operation just needs to be repeated. then it will work.

“Settings. System applications. Security” turn off “Get recommendations”.

Application “Cleaning”. turn off “Get recommendations”.

Application “Explorer”. “Menu. Settings. Information”.

Well, in a similar way in other system applications that you use.

If you have a fingerprint scanner built into the screen, then you can customize the animation when unlocking. “Settings. Lock and protect. Fingerprint management. Fingerprint animation”.

Many Xiaomi smartphones have an always-on screen mode, when the date and time are shown on the display off. This is enabled in the “Settings. Screen. Automatically turn on the screen” section.

In the same section “Settings. Screen”, by the way, there are also such useful options.

Switching the control mode in Xiaomi was shoved into a very vague setting called “Borderless Screen”. There, instead of on-screen buttons, you can enable gesture control. this is both more convenient and frees up extra space on the screen.

Some smartphone owners. well, for example, me. do not use the lock screen because they do not want to make an unnecessary movement when turning on the phone. There is no option in settings to disable the lock screen. However, it can be done. through the hidden settings item “For Developers”. To enable it, you need to go to “Settings. About phone” and there 8 times click on the item “MIUI Version”.

After that, the developer mode will become available in “Settings. Advanced settings”. And there turn on “Skip lock screen”.

Increasing the sound level (and turning on face recognition)

For some models, which in principle have a face recognition function, this option is not available when setting some types of regions. for example, Russia. To enable this option, you need to set a different region. for example, India: “Settings. Advanced settings. Region”. This will not affect the convenience of working with a smartphone, but at the same time, firstly, face recognition will become available, and, secondly, the maximum volume level of the Xiaomi smartphone will increase noticeably.

A very convenient option for those who use two different accounts of the same application. (personal page, company page), Whatsapp (personal and work messengers) and so on. When this option is enabled, the smartphone will create a clone application that can be configured separately.

When you start the application, after that they will ask which application to launch. main or clone.

Xiaomi smartphones have such an interesting feature as the creation of a second space. read profile. What does this mean? This means that two non-intersecting spaces live in the smartphone. with their installed applications, multimedia and so on. When creating a second space in relation to the first one, it will look like a smartphone that has been reset to factory settings. How can it be used? Well, for example, to create a profile in which secret data will be stored. For example, the first space. for everyone, while the phone can be given to use by a colleague at work or a child, but the second. only for myself. Access to the first and second spaces are password-protected, you can also set access by fingerprint.

A second space is created and access to it is set. under “Settings. Second space”.

The “Transition” icon will appear in the second and first spaces. to change space.

“Settings. Buttons and gestures.” The AI ​​button seems to be only on Xiaomi Mi 9. Various actions can be hung on it.

Also useful features. launch the camera when you double-click the power button and take a screenshot with a three-finger gesture. works great and is an order of magnitude more convenient than a Samsung shot with the edge of a palm, which works very, very crookedly.

Well, it seems that these are all the main features that are not obvious to many users. Hope this is useful to someone.

Working with YI Home 1080p Camera

Without studying the relevant documentation, it will be very difficult to understand the principles of operation of the Xiaomi YI Home camera 1080p device. Firstly, the camera writes to its own internal media (either in continuous mode, or recording starts at the moment motion is detected) two copies of the video. One in high definition, the other in normal, breaking them into small fragments, lasting about one minute each.

Recordings for each hour are sorted into directories with names like: “2017Y05M37D04H”. In this case, the recording will be carried out until the free space on the media runs out, after which the old files will be deleted.

Xiaomi Yi Home Camera 1080p IP Camera

YI Home Camera Options

The manufacturer did not provide any options that would relate to adjusting the quality level of the recorded video files. A detailed study of the received materials made it possible to determine the following parameter values ​​(in relation to the mp4 format): HD. 1280 × 720 at twenty frames per second, maximum speed about 1.1 Mbps, H.264, High@L3.1, stereo sound –AAC, for recordings on SD — 640×360 at twenty fps, the maximum value is 300 Kbps, H.264, High@L3.0. To record the sound track in both cases, AAC-LC is used with formal stereo recording.

Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro Camera Settings 2020

Secondly, it is possible to simultaneously connect to the camera using software for viewing live broadcasts, as well as using access to the archive of video files located on the memory card. Without a doubt, it is very, very convenient.

Somewhat spoils the impression of an unpleasant moment associated with the time settings. The device thinks that it is in the PRC and therefore confusion arises. the same timestamps (Chinese) are superimposed on the video, and the timeline, at the same time, uses completely different values ​​(local to the client).

How to connect and configure the Xiaomi Yi Home camera 1080p read here.

Sound setting Yi Home camera

Please note that sound transmission from a mobile device to the camera is possible only by pressing and holding the icon with the microphone icon. The sound quality in the built-in speaker leaves much to be desired (many frequencies are cut off, wheezing is clearly audible, as during overloads).

Such a scheme is very similar to working with budget radio stations. The volume will be enough, perhaps, only for a not too noisy room, while you can hear something no further than at a distance of two or three meters.

Synchronization with Xiaomi cloud services

If the interaction between devices occurs within the same LAN or the client has a so-called “white” IP address, streaming video is carried out directly from the camera. If this is not possible, the manufacturer’s cloud services come into play. By the way, access to Xiaomi cloud services is required to work with any camera functions.

The main part of the program’s visual interface is dedicated to the image area, which has a portrait orientation. over, due to the difference in formats, panning can be applied to it, for example, simply by turning the smartphone around. You can achieve an even greater degree of image magnification with a two-finger gesture familiar to smartphone owners.

Below are: a quality selection menu (SD, HD or auto), an icon for switching to landscape orientation, a timeline on which the recording time frame is marked in color and several keys: stop recording and broadcasting, turn on the microphone, create a photo (recorded to local media ), mute the sound. In the version of the program for Android, the function of turning off the sound transmission is not implemented, however, it is possible to navigate through the recording archive using a Xiaomi router.

In landscape orientation, the picture occupies the entire display space, you can display the main keys and the timeline on top of it. If you have a Xiaomi TV at your disposal, you can output the video signal from the camera to it.

landscape orientation

If we talk about image quality, then it can be described as quite good for this price category and more than sufficient for using the camera in a home or office space.

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However, let’s not forget about the lack of backlighting, which, with insufficient lighting, has an extremely negative effect on quality. Even switching to black-and-white recording mode does not improve the situation. With the complete absence of light sources, the camera turns into a completely useless interior detail.

Camera Applications

As already mentioned in the article Xiaomi Smart Home Program, in addition to the Xiaomi Smart Home application, you can also use the YiCamera utility, developed by the direct creators of the device, to view the live video from the camera. It is also compatible with Android and iOS. There are no significant functional differences, but there is the ability to record video files on local media and display the current bitrate value.

Synchronization is also not complete without the participation of Xiaomi cloud storage. To view the footage on a PC, you can use the same programs by running them through special Android emulation tools. The network has a lot of descriptions of the successful implementation of such schemes.

yi home camera synchronization

Much more interesting to consider would be the possibility of interaction of this product with third-party software and video surveillance systems, which is not currently implemented. The official firmware of the camera allows the use of only original utilities.

Naturally, experienced, more determined users can take advantage of a few loopholes. First, you can try to install one of the earlier firmware versions, in which a password was not required to access broadcasts via rtsp. This opens up the possibility of using many systems compatible with this protocol to serve the camera. In addition, older versions of the software allow you to access the archive with records via the http protocol.

Another possibility is to try to access the console of the integrated OS. Potentially, this can help solve problems with timestamps. For those who are ready to decide on even greater tricks, we inform you about the presence of a miniature console connector on the board of the device.

What is experimental camera settings?

Today, the camera is one of the most important features of a smartphone that most people pay attention to when buying a new device. It’s no secret that you can get good pictures even thanks to budget smartphones, provided that you know how to use software processing, as well as edit pictures in additional applications.

In order to save photo processing time, you can use Xiaomi’s experimental camera settings when taking a photo. They will significantly improve the quality of the image, cope well with noise and automatically build exposure and sharpness. You can also set the grid and focus on the face, which will allow you to focus not on the background, but on a specific object or person. In portrait mode, a beauty makeover will be available that will improve the quality of the skin, hide imperfections, expose the right light and increase the brightness of the eyes.

In order to activate the experimental settings, use any file manager. In our example, we used the functionality of the standard “Explorer”.

  • Locate the “DCIM” folder. then select “Camera”.
  • Open the camera and create an additional folder named “Lab_options_visible”.

What is experimental camera settings in MIUI on Xiaomi and how to activate

Few people know, but Xiaomi phones have hidden camera settings that allow you to improve the quality of shooting and work out the effects in the frame in more detail. In order to open the experimental settings and get acquainted with their main functionality, follow the algorithms below.

List of available settings

At the time of this writing, all options were provided by the manufacturer in a foreign language, even in Russian-language firmware. Below is a breakdown of them, which will help you decide on a number of suitable functionality:

  • Internal magic tools beauty filters responsible for smoothing the skin and removing imperfections;
  • Face detection detection of a face in a photo and, accordingly, focusing on it;
  • Hide face detection frame automatically hide the face recognition frame on the photo;
  • Beautify in Portrait mode skin smoothing in portrait mode;
  • Turn on dual camera to activate dual camera mode;
  • Turn on MFNR combine several photos into one, taking into account noise reduction;
  • Turn on SR enable access to high resolution;
  • Turn on quick shot animation set animation acceleration mode;
  • Turn on quick shot.

How to use experimental settings in MIUI on Xiaomi?

Let’s consider the work of experimental settings on the example of a photo with an increased noise level. This standard camera technique blurs details too much, causing some objects to look blurry, even in macro mode. Accordingly, if such a deterioration in quality occurs in good light, then at night you should clearly not count on at least any positive result.

To improve the quality of the image, go to the experimental settings and select either “Turn on MFNR” and “Turn on SR”. or activate all functions at once, as shown in the above screenshot. As a result, you will get an improved picture, which makes it difficult to say that you are the owner of Xiaomi.

Main chips and features

In order for the experimental settings to fully manifest themselves, it is necessary to rationally work out the settings of the main camera and manually bring the performance to the maximum. First of all, you need to work out the following:

  • Image quality and format. Open the camera settings, and find the “Photo quality” item. Usually the default value is “Normal”. but you must select “High”. For a more detailed study of the frame, select the “4:3” aspect ratio. not “16:9”. The latter is used to save space on the device, which affects the quality of the image.
  • Sharpness. Many users complain about the noise that spoils the photo and blurs the objects on it. In order to reduce it, go to the camera settings and select the “Sharpness” item. then set it to “Lowest”. As a rule, by default, this indicator is set to “Average”. which spoils the quality of the frame.
  • Excerpt. This item is very important when creating frames of different types: if the object is in motion and you need the clarity of the frame, then we reduce the shutter speed; if you need to take a photo in portrait mode, then increase the shutter speed accordingly. Better to do it manually. instead of setting the baseline in the camera settings.
  • Photo contrast. The indicator affects the light and colors in the frame. Go to the camera settings and fix the default “Low” item. to “Medium”.
  • Exposure. For mobile devices, it is recommended to use the “Center-weighted” mode. which can be adjusted in the camera settings. Thus, the light will be evenly distributed over the frame, so there will be no highlights or dark areas that will be difficult to get rid of when correcting and additional processing of the photo using effects.
  • Saturation. It is recommended to adjust the indicator to “Medium”. Too high and too low values ​​will affect the color gamut and affect the automatic white balance adjustment.

Experimental camera settings work in video format as well. But to improve their quality, you need to go to the camera settings and set the indicator to 1080p. In this case, the focus mode must be adjusted to the “Touch” format.

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