Leica has introduced a firmware update for the Leica SL2-S, which sees a lot of new options and enhancements together with extra video report choices, a waveform monitor, LUT help, and improved autofocus efficiency in each photograph and video.
The total-frame mirrorless Leica SL2-S, released in late 2020, was the primary Leica digicam to function a backside-illuminated sensor (BSI), making it a digicam constructed for pace and high-quality video seize.
Within the newly introduced firmware replace 2.0, the digicam will make the most of a brand new autofocus algorithm that, as the corporate claims, considerably improves focus monitoring together with the digicam’s eye, face, head, and physique detection.
Moreover, an Picture Overlay operate (selectable within the digicam menu) permits the digicam 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 may also be made simpler by the firmware replace’s new Enhanced Dwell View function.
Leica emphasizes that this replace is noteworthy specifically in terms of video seize. At the moment, the digicam is ready to seize 4K 30p/25p 4:2:2 10-bit (inner and exterior) movies, however with the replace, SL2-S will be capable of additionally seize 10-bit recordings within the Excessive-Effectivity Video Coding (HEVC) video compression commonplace (h.265) at 4:2:0 and frames charges of as much as 59.94p.
There may also be the choice to report Lengthy GOP 150Mbps footage onto an SD card (versus the earlier 400Mbps 10bit 4:2:2). Leica is moreover including a brand new focusing function to video seize known as computerized Comply with Focus which permits the digicam consumer to outline a most of three focus factors for computerized 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 digicam through an SD card. That is particularly useful for videographers who shoot in Log.
The SL2-S will now provide the choice to show a waveform monitor as properly; this helps to guage the publicity. As well as, a shade bar with an audio sign will likely be accessible as a reference for proper shade grading and sound enhancing in post-production.
One other useful function launched within the replace is the Segmented Video operate, which permits customers to report footage in one-minute lengthy sub-sequences which might be then saved as particular person information. This new addition is geared toward minimizing the danger of information loss if digicam energy fails throughout recording.
You may obtain the brand new Leica SL2-S firmware replace model 2.0 here.