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XIMODE

Ximode - The best extension for your Xiaomi Yi action camera.

Ximode is the long time requested video and photo mode extension for your Xiaomi Yi action camera. Ximode provides Yitune (GoPro's® equivalent: Protune), SupYiView (GoPro's® equivalent: Superview), improved auto mode (standard mode of your Xiaomi Yi action camera), normal mode and nightlapse mode. Upgrade your Xiaomi today!

CAPTURE BETTER VIDEOS

MODES

AUTO

This is the basic mode which the normal Xiaomi Yi uses, but improved. Capture now two times longer videos without the files beeing split. The JPEG quality has been enhanced to 100%. All uneccesary _thm.mp4 and .THM files are deleted each reboot!

NIGHT

Mode for night or low light environment filming. We limited noise reduction that the videos are not that "grainy". HDR sharpness and saturation/vibrance correction have been added too. The bitrate has been increased to 35 Mbps. All other configurations from AUTO mode have been implemented too.

NORMAL

Normal mode has a better color correction and was created for daylight shootings. The videos have a more natural look. Moreover we implemented an HDR script which makes the videos sharper and the Xiaomi Yi action camera shoots RAW images too. The bitrate has been increased to 35 Mbps. All other configurations from AUTO mode have been implemented too.

YITUNE

Yitune is a flat video mode and is perfect for postprocessing your movies. In addition is auto-sharpening disabled. The bitrate has been increased to 35 Mbps. All other configurations from AUTO mode have been implemented too. (GoPro's® equivalent: Protune)

SUPYIVIEW

Mode for immersive wide angle perspective, captures 1600x1200p60 4:3 videos and stretches it to 1920x1080p60 16:9 videos, uses the height of the camera's sensor that you get with 4:3. Makes the borders "roundened". The bitrate has been increased to 35 Mbps. All other configurations from AUTO mode are implemented too.

NIGHTLAPSE

Mode for timelapse photography in dark/night surroundings. Shutterspeed is set to 7.9 seconds, ISO is at 100 and Gain at 0. This ensures that you have clear, no noisy images during timelapse shootings!

CUSTOM SCRIPTS

If you don't like any of our settings, or want to use one more mode, and you know how to edit autoexec.ash's scripts, we implemented two free spots to add your own mode!

REMOTE CONTROL

If you need a script on the go and noone of our scripts apply to your needs, simply use your android or iPhone to create a custom script for your Xiaomi Yi. (App needed: Telnet)

VIDEO MODES COMPARISON:

 

YITUNE VIDEO:

XIMODE VIDEO TUTORIAL:


Windows user's please skip the manual installation process. (Skip to 0:36)

CONVERT RAW TO DNG CO TUTORIAL:

HOW TO USE XIMODE

SWITCH BETWEEN MODES (With buttons only):

  1.  Click and hold the shutter button (top button to start filming etc.)
  2.  Now start the camera with the front power button. (keep holding the shutter button)
  3.  After the front LED has stopped blinking (reading process finished), the top small red LED near  the shutter button should light up. (keep holding the shutter button)
  4.  Now press within 6 seconds the front power button to choose the script.
     Each time a "click/press" has been registered, the WIFI LED will light one time up (blue LED on the side)
        Press once                  -> XIMODE-AUTO                    will be loaded
        Press twice                 -> XIMODE-NORMAL             will be loaded
        Press three times     -> XIMODE-NIGHT                  will be loaded
        Press four times       -> XIMODE-YITUNE                will be loaded
        Press five times        -> XIMODE-SupYiView            will be loaded
        Press six times          -> XIMODE-NIGHTLAPSE     will be loaded
        Press seven times     -> XIMODE-CUSTOM              will be loaded
        Press eight times      -> XIMODE-CUSTOM2            will be loaded
        
        After the x-pressed times, NOW you can stop holding the shutter button.
  5.  The front LED starts to blink and the device will reboot.
     Now wait about 10seconds, don't press any further buttons, the device will reboot, and load  YOUR CHOSEN SCRIPT.
  6.  The long beep indicates that the script has been loaded, and the amount of flashing times of
     the front LED indicates which script has been loaded.

If you want to edit scripts, here is a tutorial how they work and how to edit them.

EDIT SETTINGS WITH iPhone/Android

  1.  Turn on the wifi on your Xiaomi Yi.
  2.  Connect your device(iPhone/Android/Windows/Mac) to the Xiaomi Yi's WIFI.
  3.  Open your telnet programm. (Telnet for android / Telnet for iPhone)
  4.  Input in the right place this IP/Adress:
                                192.168.42.1
  5.   The username/login is:
                                    root
  6. Now only send/enter:
                                /tmp/fuse_d/xyc.sh
  7. There you go, now after several seconds the menu should pop up and you're ready to go.
    Simply enter the number of the give Menu/Option/Setting and hit Sent/Enter.
    0 is the number to return to menu and write the autoexec.ash script via Telnet.
    PLEASE DON'T USE THE REBOOT OPTION WITHIN THE MENU, SIMPLY MANUALLY REBOOT
    (power off -> power on)

For more infos on how to use telnet with Xiaomi Yi action camera, please watch the XIMODE VIDEO TUTORIAL above.

SOURCE/ THANKS TO:

Tawbaware for creating XYC
alex for XYC Configurator updates
nutsey Yimax and his blog
PJanisio Githup rep.
• gente updated scripts
Fried Custom 1.2.13 35Mbit firmware
Halvabrosch ash.booter
strAvus clean recording
WaffleFPV SuPoorView
•  Dashcamtalk society

The creation of XIMODE would have been impossible without these awesome people!

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