Basically I use cliptoolz to add timecode and reel numbers and get the files into the format I require, then open them in Davinci resolve and go through and pick my 'hero shots' that represent each scene and thumbnail them.
Then I do a basic Primary grade using the wheels via a control surface, and check the scopes to see if I need to bring the black and white points to where they should be.
Then it is a matter of going through shot by shot basically.
Both Cliptools and Davnici Resolve are available in free versions.
Awesome! Thanks for the detailed response. I recently stumbled on Davinci Resolve and it looks pretty versatile but it's a shame it doesn't import lagarith avi. Might I ask what video format do you personally import into Davinci Resolve.
Thanks again for the response, much appreciated!