Alternative HLG appearance with Grass Valley LDX cameras

25. August 2023

For most broadcasters, HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) is the production format of choice to produce and distribute HDR (High Dynamic Range) content.

However, the native appearance of HLG is criticised by some, especially due to its characteristic look of having more visible image content in darker image areas. Some content producers might prefer an alternative, non-standard look where the camera characteristics in the blacks are intentionally changed, to creatively design a specific look.

This article gives a quick overview of how this look is now implemented in Grass Valley cameras and how this, in combination with certain BBC LUTs, offers complete mapping workflows.

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