Cinelicious does great work, I'm chatting with Paul about his methods and my methods so we can always improve the way we do things.
My custom built scanner uses a the 2k sensor of the SI2K camera and has a custom controlled interface for flashing the film and scanning. It all speaks back and forth sending commands to control the projector and camera systems.
Great results can be had from many different methods, and I've been developing and engineering this method with a team for the past year and a half.
It is finally reaching a point where I am comfortable releasing our 2k/HD scans to the public.
Keep in mind that when doing test transfers at different studios, you really have to decide what the look is that you are after. Many different places can provide the same look (color/sharpness/saturation) or totally different looks, based on not only their equipment, but also the technician/colorist running the equipment.
That said, the equipment that Roger Evans makes at MOVIE STUFF, is way better than it has any right to be. .. in the right hands.
Our new BELLADONNA scanner is a big step forward for us supporting the small format filmmakers. It is also being used in house by the Frame Discreet Cinematographer Collective - as a means to keep shooting film at affordable rates
I've thrown up some cineform RAW files side by side with some Blackmagic 10 bit HD files, and pushed the color around hard, they both hold up really well, with virtually no difference.
The new technology that cineform has developed is amazing. Especially if you want to do realtime color correction on your own, their NEO4k, prospeck4k and NEOHD packages that come with FIRST LIGHT (for color correction) are well worth the investment.
Keeping in mind that you need an INTEL based mac to run the files.
ProRes is also another good option, however PC users can only read PRORES, they cannot render to prores.
Same goes for cineform, it is free to READ the files, but to render out to Cineform, you must buy the codec. ($130 without first light color correction.. not too bad.) Or just render out to uncompressed/prores instead.
best of luck!