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.
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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.