Leica TCSTV Leica M Review Video

Amin

Hall of Famer
Jul 3, 2010
Great video. Seems like an awesome camera to me. I'll look forward to buying one in about 8-10 years :).
 

TCSJordan

Regular
Oct 22, 2011
ahhhhhhhhhhh disappointed to hear the video function on the M is not that great.
None of the classic photography brands were able to get video right on the first try. It's just a shame it will probably be 3-4 years before we see what Leica can do on their sophomore effort.
 

TraamisVOS

Hall of Famer
Nov 29, 2010
Melbourne, Australia
It sounded so positive though, that interview with Oeynhausen sounded like they were taking the video function seriously. I thought Leica might've had the benefit of learning from Canon's journey developing their 5DMkII to the improved MkIII (re: the video features/quality). Leica would've also seen how high end filmmaking ventures like Red camera developed a specific M mount adapter for their filmmaking cameras was an acknowledgment of the quality of Leica lenses applied in filmmaking, albeit that adapter was predominantly to allow the use of the legendary Noctilux.

Very informative review by the way, enjoyed it.
 

TraamisVOS

Hall of Famer
Nov 29, 2010
Melbourne, Australia
I hope the video quality can be improved in future firmwares, particularly the stuttering effect you mentioned in your review. I saw a bit of that in Overgaard's video clip too, and lots of other artefacts. I was hoping that it was due to his lack of experience in video and online compression, etc.
 

TCSJordan

Regular
Oct 22, 2011
Some of the issues could be addressed in firmware, I really hope a proper 180 degree shutter is one of the first ones. That said, I'll keep using Leica glass on my beloved FS700 until Leica gets it right on an M camera.
 

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