You may want to explore Vuescan and it' support for film types. I haven't but did identify that it, and other Vuescan features, are something I need to explore in the future.Digital Ice works very well with E-6 process films (i.e Ektachrome, Fujichrome, etc. ) but is at time problematic with Kodachrome (the film I used most unfortunately).
The VueScan support for film types (its film profiles) can help minimize the amount of adjustment needed to correct colors and tones, which are reproduced differently by each film stock. But they won’t do anything about reducing film grain.
Very true. Film grain and digital noise are different things. You can have a scan of grainy high ISO film that is relatively free of digital noise, and you can have a scan of relatively grain-free low ISO film that has a lot of color noise because of how it was scanned and digitally processed.Gain in film emulsion is generally NOT addressed well by digital denoise routines, trying to do so will probably take out way too much detail.
Digital ICE is fantastic for removing dust, scratches, and other physical defects from film scans, but is not designed to address grain/noise reduction.I scanned all the colour slides using Digital Ice (quality setting) - it does not work with B&W film, just creating a mess…Digital Ice works very well with E-6 process films (i.e Ektachrome, Fujichrome, etc. ) but is at time problematic with Kodachrome (the film I used most unfortunately).