December 2, 2020

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Here’s how to enable 960fps Slow-Motion Mode and Macro Mode on OnePlus 7 Pro

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OnePlus recently released the OnePlus 8 series but that does not take away the amazing features of the older series. The company recently rolled out a new update for the OnePlus 7T and one of the highlights of the update is the introduction of 960fps slow-motion video recording. It was quite interesting that OnePlus did not even mention this feature in the changelog of the update.

The OnePlus 7T, however, does not feature “true” 960fps mode as seen in the OnePlus 8. The older device uses a software-based frame interpolation technique to increase the number of frames generated by the camera to 960fps.

Since the entire frame interpolation process is done by the OxygenOS camera, one could easily enable it on older OnePlus phones as well as long as they have a similar camera hardware. In fact XDA Senior Member, elmarian756, has implemented the 960fps slow-motion feature on the older OnePlus 7 Pro. With a similar technique, he also unlocked Macro Mode on the phone.

How to enable 960fps Mode on the OnePlus 7 Pro

According to XDA-Developers, elmarian756 was able to enable the new recording mode by modifying two XML preference files (“CameraInfo_0.xml” and “CameraInfo_5.xml”) of the stock camera app. He added a new string called Video960FpsSizes with a value of 1280×720.

After those steps were carried out, the third 960fps option became present on the slow-motion mode, similar to what is obtained on the OnePlus 7T.

How to enable Macro Mode on the OnePlus 7 Pro

Another XDA-Developers Senior Member, Gohan040, carried out the experiment for enabling Macro mode. It is very simple. All you have to do is toggle the value of the IsUWMacroSupported variable inside the CameraInfo_3.xml from “false” to “true”.

Of course, the overall quality of your Macro shots on the OnePlus 7 Pro won’t be comparable to that of the OnePlus 7T Pro. This is because the OnePlus 7 Pro actually lacks the added Macro motor that the 7T Pro possesses.

In order to make use of this feature, you also need to install the latest version of the OnePlus Camera. To ensure full compatibility, it is recommended that you install the latest Open Beta of the app. You can get more details on the XDA-Developers website.

Author: Vincent Abolarin

Vincent is an Electrical Engineer and smartphone enthusiast. Anything about smartphones, count him in!

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