Leica has introduced a firmware update for the Leica SL2-S, which sees various new options and enhancements together with extra video document choices, a waveform monitor, LUT assist, and improved autofocus efficiency in each photograph and video.
The complete-frame mirrorless Leica SL2-S, released in late 2020, was the primary Leica digital camera to characteristic a backside-illuminated sensor (BSI), making it a digital camera constructed for velocity and high-quality video seize.
Within the newly introduced firmware replace 2.0, the digital camera will make the most of a brand new autofocus algorithm that, as the corporate claims, considerably improves focus monitoring together with the digital camera’s eye, face, head, and physique detection.
Moreover, an Picture Overlay perform (selectable within the digital camera menu) permits the digital camera place to be aligned on the premise of a beforehand recorded picture, which is displayed as a clear overlay within the EVF or on the LCD. Composing photographs in extraordinarily low gentle will even be made simpler by the firmware replace’s new Enhanced Reside View characteristic.
Leica emphasizes that this replace is noteworthy particularly in terms of video seize. At the moment, the digital camera is ready to seize 4K 30p/25p 4:2:2 10-bit (inside and exterior) movies, however with the replace, SL2-S will be capable to additionally seize 10-bit recordings within the Excessive-Effectivity Video Coding (HEVC) video compression customary (h.265) at 4:2:0 and frames charges of as much as 59.94p.
There will even be the choice to document Lengthy GOP 150Mbps footage onto an SD card (versus the earlier 400Mbps 10bit 4:2:2). Leica is moreover including a brand new focusing characteristic to video seize referred to as automated Comply with Focus which permits the digital camera person to outline a most of three focus factors for automated focus shift throughout video recording.
Customers also can add particular person Look Up Tables (LUTs) for use to creatively modify the colours of the footage to the digital camera through an SD card. That is particularly useful for videographers who shoot in Log.
The SL2-S will now supply the choice to show a waveform monitor as effectively; this helps to guage the publicity. As well as, a coloration bar with an audio sign will likely be out there as a reference for proper coloration grading and sound modifying in post-production.
One other useful characteristic launched within the replace is the Segmented Video perform, which permits customers to document footage in one-minute lengthy sub-sequences which might be then saved as particular person information. This new addition is aimed toward minimizing the danger of knowledge loss if digital camera energy fails throughout recording.
You may obtain the brand new Leica SL2-S firmware replace model 2.0 here.