Hello MIUIers,Welcome @ mi mobi-photography. The destination for photo passionate mi fans, today I am back with mi camera Basics for new joiners,
it is necessary to know all basic settings on devices for better use of things,
In mi device as u opened camera app, the main screen shows like this
Above pick’s small icons pointed here with numbers & their description are as given
1 Flash button selectorit’s for ON or Off the flash light in camera, 3rd mode Auto also available for automatically choose the proceed action in lowlight situation, I am always prefer it position, it is better to use maximum daylight for photo shoot always, because mobi camera has some limitations & results u could not get as comparison to Dslr. But nowadays mobi cam technology features satisfactory results & with some small & usefull tricks u get it desirable too.
2 HDR this button is for switch on/Off HDR mode, High Dynamic Range, commonly made by taking 3 photos of the same scene, each at different shutter speeds. The result is a bright, medium, and dark photo, based on the amount of light that got through the lens. A software process & combines all photos to bring details to the shadows & highlights both. It is always better to choose this function because it gives great Output rather than Normal
3 Focus/White balance the center oval shape tool is for focusing & white balancing, if u tap once on it u see the display blurred & only oval centerside object is more sharp, tap twice work as trigger. Focus is a basic tenet of photography. It's typically given a definition in photo books, but not fully explained. The standard definitions of focus are: 1) the position at which rays of light from alens converge to form a clear & sharply defined image on a focal plane,
This tool also a shortcut for White balancing, if u once click on it a scroll signs appear with right area that’s indicates for scroll up or down, the inside logo also changed in sun or moon & the intensity of this process show, upper side on screen with numbering (here +2 & -2 are the limits) the upper scroll add white light & the moon sign (down Scroll) raise the whitening, White balance is the process of removing unrealistic color casts, so that objects which appear white in person are rendered white inyour photo. Proper camera white balance has to take into account the"color temperature" of a light source, which refers to the relative warmth or coolness of white light.
3Oval Overlaps this is the button for add filters during clicking, filters are a pre settings to convert image as in artistic form, its depends on the popularity of their use,multiple and multiuse different filters are presenting by all device makers ,here in mi camera 11 effect filters +7 technical filters available, each builds for specific performance and after use this the tremendous beauty add in clicked result, only u need to use Proper filter in proper situation, total 18are in mi camera mean almost all presents here, need and use of all this is a different subject so if u want detail about it please refer next link – http://c.mi.com/thread-153797-1-0.html
Modes this button at down-middle area, on tapping a separate page appears with various important settings and tools for camera, which is very useful for specific click methods, this page contains the short-cut for main camera settings icon, Panorama mode button, Self timer Function, Audio triggering, Manual Mode , straighten mode, beautify, HHT and Scene Functions, this all are usfull for special purpose the description about all are the separate issue so all this bind with another thread please check above link for it- http://c.mi.com/thread-169344-1-0.html
Front cam shuffle next to Modes button there are shuffle sign which is the key for shuffle the main camera to front camera & for reverse the action, on tapping u saw your own image on screen mean start selfie mode, mi front camera contains face recognition technology in their software so u are able to see age & gender also on face frame,
here also a Separate Modes button present & it’s only for front camera. Contains timer & audio functions for self triggering in case u are not able to trigger manually In timer 3/5/10 second Limit available for triggering & Voice trigger operates on your audio command, there are digits also displayed 3-2-1 while clicked the image.
It has a sub function beautify that holds Smart & Pro mode. In Smart mode Low/Medium/High range available & in Pro Mode Slim/Skin options available
Last Pick Preview oval at downside left is for last picture preview , if you tap on it the picture large on screen as like open in gallery for further process & the all tools (Send/Edit/Delete/More) associate with gallery also opened. By send button u saw sharing options associate with image, u can share image to social apps or share to editing apps or for more pictorial process,
next button is for edit , where u can editing image, all mi stock editing tools open with thisbutton, where u make image attractive by additional pre sett filter fills or , other enhancement/ writing words on it by doodle tool etc here
Next Delete button is for remove photo from memory of phone, if u found recent clicked image not necessary or blurred resultthen this is the immediate facility for preview & delete
Last button at this list is more , which gives other ways related to images like add tospecific album, hide image if u want not share to others , set as a wallpaper,set image for contact purpose or start slide show mean all are present here incamera for save our time, at last the detail tab gives the image exif data orgps position for click etc
Trigger lower middle big oval for trigger , no need to tell about it but here is 1 special trick with this, the multiple press method for trigger creates different result,if u tap once, the single image clicked. but tap and hold for a while is work as bust shot (the burst shot function need to start from main camera setting for this) maximum 20 images produced at one burst click, the digits also visible while on clicking, it is useful for moving objects where camera not focused fastly, with this u select perfect clicked image from all output and then rest deleted, or it is useful for making Giff image also.
Camcorder last button on main screen contains logo ofcamcorder, tap on it and u r camera turns in camcorder, the trigger button u found full red fill and for recording start u need to click on it . there crding timings also start in upper area, shuffle button also present for shoot with front camera, also here a flash light provision available, separate Modes functions availanle for camcorder also, mi developers provides a time lapse video recording facility here. Time lapse save ur memory space mean , 2 hours are compressed down to a few seconds. Time-lapse is a technique whereby the frequency at which film frames are captured (the frame rate) is much lower than that used to view the sequence. When played at normal speed, time appears to be moving faster and thus lapsing.
The separate settings available also for video mode. If u tapp on setting sign at right corner, the separate page with more detail
1 Image capture while recording Toggle button available here, if u switched you are able to clicking during recording, this feature not comes all camera app
2 video quality with this u decided the quality of video Full HD/HD/SD as per your requirement and the availability per memory
3 focus modes with this u select focus more on your tap or auto focus, select from options-TAP/CAF
4 time lapse intervals with this u fix your desired time lapse intervals, multiple choices available here from 0.006 sec to 60 sec with different frame rates
And now last bunch of setting in list, there are few more functions here
1 volume button functioning here u decide your side volume button function as Shutter/Zoom/or Volume
2 anti banding Anti-banding is a camera setting that prevents the appearance of vertical or horizontal lines (banding) when photographing images on TV & monitor screens. Anti banding may be automatic or have manual settings for 50Hz & 60 Hz to ensure the frame rate is the same as the country's electrical grid
3 Restore to default many times we made wrong & don’t remember what’s we exact doing, such times this function helps, with this u set total settings on default mode mean as u get from first like
Pinch to zoom this is a hidden feature not listed anywhere but useful lot. all knows about because it is common now in every device this is helpful to large the object on screen , alll details here are from my small knowledge if found wrong or something else dont hesitate to correct me