I would appreciate some help, advice, suggestions to get the most of my 8mm film transfers. Using my Retro 8 Pro, I transferred a large amount of 8mm film, approx. 50 reels of 200ft each, to an image sequence in PNG format. I know that BMP uncompressed would have been the best, but in my tests I didn't find any major/visible difference between the two formats and the PNG files are smaller. Now it's time to bring it into Vegas, cut, color correct and use NeatVideo to improve the quality. Here is the part I am not certain. We know that Vegas reads images different from video and I usually put stills on a separate track from video and apply a levels FX, Computer RGB to Studio RGB. Since all are images, would I do the same? Add the above mentioned levels FX? Should I work in 32bit float and if so, do still the levels FX and how do I set the SeMW preview? While I don't have a fully 10-bit suitable hardware, I would still be able to work in a 10bit project provided the scopes are working/setup properly.
I can provide samples too if that helps.
Any help, advice, suggestion is appreciated.