Will you be doing things like colour correction and repairing any scratches or print damage etc?
Spent much of the last year working out color calibration for the scanner used. Color accuracy to the original 35mm projected look is one of the main goals of my feature and trailer projects. These will likely be the most color accurate scans out there. Every last thing will not be perfect due to tricky issues with the scanner output, but I bet they will be the most color accurate scans yet done all the same. A lot of scans online are not really very close to the actual 35mm colors. A few are vague ballpark and look fine from memory although directly compared lots of differences would show all over and many (I’d say most as soon as you get past the most recent scans) are just way different looking than the actual 35mm colors. (of course some scans are also from magenta/red faded prints and in those cases there often is no real reference so they are what they are and that is a different matter than the talk of scans of non-faded prints which is the topic here)
“Scans will be at 6.5K. Grading will be matched side by side display with selected frames from the various reels viewed under theatrical projection-like high CRI LED D56 lightbox conditions to hopefully get it to be extremely true in color tone, saturation and tonal curve to the 35mm print.”
the very thin but deep green vertical emulsion scratch on some parts of some reels will be patched over
not really messing with any cleanup to start, perhaps eventually, the frames are seeming pretty clean though and I’m not sure there is any print damage at all anywhere beyond that vertical green emulsion scratch on some parts of some reels (look at the samples, none had any cleaning/patching done to them whatsoever, they are all 100% untouched, nothing but alpha or beta color correction/trace of sharpening in some sets of images/rescaling to 2160 height/cropping the scan to the image area), but if any really nasty blobs of dust/dirt show up I might eventually patch over the worst of it or if some major print damage shows (but I’m pretty sure the print is 100% damage free through and through, again beyond that thin green emulsion scratch running down near the right side of sections of some reels)