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Duke Sweden
New HLG profile in firmware 2.0 example
on Sep 28, 2017 at 1:31:30 pm

I've since read you shouldn't use HLG unless you plan on rendering to HDR, but it does get some interesting results. On the left is graded V Log, on the right, graded HLG (which really looks bad without color correction/grading).

My skin on the V Log side is pretty much what I look like. On the HLG side, however, I look like the Snake Man from a circus sideshow, and as realistic as that looks, I am in no way that weathered. Life long sea captains don't look that bad! Anyway, just putting this up as an example of the differences between V Log and HLG.



Dell XPS 8920
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Windows 10 64-bit
Premiere Pro CC 2017 v.11.0


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Chris Wright
Re: New HLG profile in firmware 2.0 example
on Sep 29, 2017 at 1:11:54 am

i was reading and seeing that HLG gets muddy in shadows, so if you use it, you need two things:
1. a mostly high key shot with almost no shadows
2. hlg is not made for skin, mostly buildings/landscape shots

its just too crunchy in dynamic range without RAW imho. vlog is the best.
also, you need a separate lut for its contrast range. I'm not going to even
bother with it because almost no one has a hlg tv. it doesn't help dynamic
range. if anything, the muddyness makes it worse.


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Duke Sweden
Re: New HLG profile in firmware 2.0 example
on Sep 29, 2017 at 10:02:09 am

Oh, come on. Please? 😉

Thanks for that info. I was feeling a bit guilty not using this new picture profile, but I can see that, obviously, V Log is much better for what I do.

I'll get those other samples to you. My back has been killing me so I haven't gone out much with the camera these last few days.

Dell XPS 8920
Intel i7 core 7700 build
GeForce GTX 1050ti
32 Gigs of RAM
3 7200 RPM SATA Drives
Windows 10 64-bit
Premiere Pro CC 2017 v.11.0


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