I'm pretty sure it was one of the first 'pro' c41 films made and dates from the early 80's . There was a companion -L made for longer exposures. It think I used my last 120 of the frozen but long expired -L a few months ago at an outdoor art exhibit based around sculptures fitted with clay pots that held burning kerosene.
There was Vericolor II, Vericolor III and finally the Portra series. I have been shipping out rolls of VII that have been frozen here for years. It is still fairly good and expired in the late 70s early 80s.
Due to reciprocity failure, the Vericolor family was sold in an "S" and an "L" family for short and long exposures to get the highest quality results for the professional.
At about that time, Kodak introduced the new chemistry that improved reciprocity and allowed one film to span the entire short - long exposure range. This improved reciprocity was carried over into the new B&W films BTW.
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