Leica has introduced a firmware update for the Leica SL2-S, which sees a variety of 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 function a backside-illuminated sensor (BSI), making it a digital camera constructed for pace 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 operate (selectable within the digital camera menu) permits the digital camera place to be aligned on the idea of a beforehand recorded picture, which is displayed as a clear overlay within the EVF or on the LCD. Composing pictures in extraordinarily low mild may also be made simpler by the firmware replace’s new Enhanced Stay View function.
Leica emphasizes that this replace is noteworthy particularly relating to video seize. At the moment, the digital camera is ready to seize 4K 30p/25p 4:2:2 10-bit (inner and exterior) movies, however with the replace, SL2-S will have the ability to additionally seize 10-bit recordings within the Excessive-Effectivity Video Coding (HEVC) video compression normal (h.265) at 4:2:0 and frames charges of as much as 59.94p.
There may also 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 function to video seize known as computerized Observe Focus which permits the digital camera consumer to outline a most of three focus factors for computerized focus shift throughout video recording.
Customers may also add particular person Look Up Tables (LUTs) for use to creatively modify the colours of the footage to the digital camera by way of 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 judge the publicity. As well as, a colour bar with an audio sign will likely be obtainable as a reference for proper colour grading and sound enhancing in post-production.
One other useful function launched within the replace is the Segmented Video operate, which permits customers to document footage in one-minute lengthy sub-sequences which might be then saved as particular person recordsdata. This new addition is aimed toward minimizing the danger of information loss if digital camera energy fails throughout recording.
You possibly can obtain the brand new Leica SL2-S firmware replace model 2.0 here.