Does anyone here have a good understanding of how to work with HDR content? I wouldn’t want an edit to be automatically inferior by being SDR. I work with AfterEffects and Premiere on Mac.
Adobe has been slow to adopt good HDR support, so you may want to be ready to edit in Davinci Resolve or (hate to say it) FCPX.
For a recent project, I had to switch from premiere, which as of the 2019 version, only supported HDR as H.264 or H.265 exports from premiere (getting an HDR prores export from premiere was impossible). You have to right-click on the Lumetri color panel and the scopes and set it to HDR. At export, you can set it to H264 or H265 and select the HDR10 color space in dropdown menu.
This is as of premiere 2019, so they may have more options in 2020. This link may be of some help:
Davinci and FCPX have much more intuitive setups and options for HDR, it’s basically checkboxes when setting up your new project (especially FCPX, which makes is super simple).
You will also need an HDR monitor to be able to do any kind of color correction, as everything will look blown out on an SDR monitor.
For After Effects, I rendered shots to the openEXR format, which takes up huge amounts of space, and needs to be interpreted properly and re-color corrected in whatever final editor you choose (which was doable, but still a bit of a pain).
I hope this helps and good luck! If you discover any new workflows, I’d love to hear about it!