Try contacting a facility that processes movie film (Dwayne's maybe?). Unless it's against agreements with Kodak, I'm sure someone would be willing to order a round of the chemicals (likely VERY large quantities) and forward them to you, for a bit of profit and the transit cost.
Not sure of all the chemicals, but I'm sure C-41 stabilizer, and possibly bleach could be used. Maybe fixer, too?
EDIT: I would also be *very* interested if you found a way to get some 70mm Vision film and spool it up as rolls of 220.
Thanks for that info! I will check that out AND I will see what I can do about the 70mm!
I process it C-41. The results are good! I am in the transition of film scanners, so when I get my new one, I will post the results. The one I have now (film scanner) is a piece not even worthy to be called fecal waste.
But Gerald, this is the internet; what somebody else says somewhere else always trumps anything anybody says on the current forum.
Were it just an average APUG poster I might agree but PE knows what he is talking about since he was an engineer with Kodak for many years. He has said on more than one occasion that the results will not be good with cross processing ECN films in C-41. Do a search using "ECN C-41" for the other threads on processing ECN film in C-41.
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I have experience with ECN film and I can say that removing the remjet prior to processing is the wisest. Cinestill looks good but the lack of antihalation layer can lead to unwanted results + the negatives ARE THIN when processed in C41 since C41 is done at significantly lower temperature and CD4 is slower acting. The negatives can be nice but do no justice to the film. But back to removing the remjet as cross-processing is doable...you need a large machine to do that as the solution gets saturated with remjet pretty quickly - trust me! Old film washing machines can be found but are a pain to run. And if you plan to sell it, it is best to leave the emulsion dry to avoid rogue remjet particles drying in there and the rather alkaline prewash solution can alter the qualities of film. So - you need to construct a machine that gently wets the remjet and scrubs it off.
Also, you have to think about spooling the film and marketing it. I doubt that your personal expenses can be covered with the price. Hate to burst your bubble but it is better to leave the mass production to professionals, meanwhile - feel free to either sell it with processing kits as suggested or shoot it yourself. You can even make dry ECN2 processing kits from powders, CD3 is sold in 25kg buckets. And the film looks just stellar when processed right.