Lumix G9, V-Log L, and color grading
I'm about to take the plunge and buy a grown-up video camera which produces gradable footage, a Lumix G9. I shoot nature and hiking videos, so many of my scenes are in very contrasty light with bright skies and deep dark shadows. I'm looking forward to having some control over dynamic range.
The G9 ships with a variety of color profiles, including flatter ones like HLG and Cinelike-D which give one some control of dynamic range. For an extra $100, one can add V-Log L capabilities. One disadvantage of V-Log L is that the footage looks like mud straight out of the camera; it must be graded.
I'm trying to figure out if it's worth the extra hundred bucks to just get the upgrade when I buy the camera. Does anyone here grade V-Log L footage with Hitfilm? I have the Pro version. Are there specific LUTs you'd recommend as a starting point? Am I likely to be so dazzled by the wonderfulness of HLG that I won't want the bother of V-Log L?
thanks in advance