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HTC Sensation 4G Software Mod Vastly Improves Imaging Capabilities

I know I say this a lot around here but, the tireless work of the Android modding community never ceases to amaze me. Really. Just take a look at the HTC Sensation 4G who — thanks to the work of a few good devs on XDA — has found itself the subject of a software mod that just about everyone would want on their rooted device.

NODO-GT and friends have found a way to shoot uncompressed images and double the bitrate on the Sensation, vastly improving video and still shots on the device. Only available for ICS based ROMs, the mod gives the device now has the ability to shoot 1080p video at 20MB/s with an upcoming version that will give even higher quality at 40MB/s (as well as improved 720p shooting).

So how much better quality is the video after the software mod? Well, the proof is in the pudding. Check out the before and after images of the 1080p video recording below (click twice for full size).

Before

After

I can only hope some of this magic could be worked on the Galaxy Nexus (currently en route to my house) who’s image and video quality hasn’t exactly been receiving rave reviews. For the flashable zip files, head on over the original thread in the source link below.

[XDA]

Continue reading on the HTC Sensation 4G forums, see the specs, or find news and reviews.




  • aeok18109

    nice was reading that thread the other day. was gonna see how well it worked on Bindroid.

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      Do it! And take some test vids. I wanna see what it looks like on YouTubes.. 

      • aeok18109

        Sure its pretty late here but ill take a before and after vid outside in the daylight for ya tomorrow

      • Canon User

        Couldn’t wait for the Nexus on Sprint, eh? :)

  • http://twitter.com/goldeneyesource GoldenEye: Source

    They have this mod on Galaxy Nexus. Tried it out, only downside is saving the video takes a dramatic hit. Took just as long to save, as the video length. 

    Mod is on XDA for nexus as well. 

    • Asimoalex

       link ??

      • http://twitter.com/goldeneyesource GoldenEye: Source

        Can’t post links (far as I know).

        But this should help ;)

        /showthread.php?t=1431133

  • Nodar Svanidze

    It’s an honour for me to have an article about my mod here.
    thanks Chris Chavez,
    I’ll Upload videos on youtube.

  • leaponover

    I know i’m always the skeptical one and i’m not trying to diss the developer here but the pictures were obviously taken at different times considering the stuff is all moved around on the vanity.  Maybe it’s possible to have a pic or video taken at the same time?