The hybrid workflow I am looking for with this film is the one that turns the negatives into slides I can project, is there a lab that will do that? And yes I am talking about optical transfer here, just like they do to make movies for projection, but I want to make slides for projection.
You can look for a company that offers a service using a film recorder. Or you can get one pretty cheap on the used market. I have one and even found the ancient software to run it (Mac OS 9 and SCSI cable) and do it yourself.
Going back to the question of slides: in comparison with an E6 slide, in what respects would an ECN negative printed on release film differ?
Is it possible to get a quality job somewhere?
Using film since before it was hip.
"One of the most singular characters of the hyposulphites, is the property their solutions possess of dissolving muriate of silver and retaining it in considerable quantity in permanent solution" — Sir John Frederick William Herschel, "On the Hyposulphurous Acid and its Compounds." The Edinburgh Philosophical Journal, Vol. 1 (8 Jan. 1819): 8-29. p. 11
E6 films commonly attain a Dmax of about 3.0 and Neg-Pos print films attain a density of 4.0 or greater. This gives the neg-pos system a much greater latitude due to the density range. Color correction is also superior. Therefore, you get a better result with a neg-pos workflow!
For one, release film I believe is not very archival, as it's only intended for a limited run of showings and doesn't have the longevity (or the need for it) of the "native" stock.
Just to clarify in case anyone was confused or mislead by the above post...
The film we've been experimenting with (e.g. Vision 500T, etc.) is camera film, not release film. It's as stable as anything if it's run through the right chemistry (which was the whole point of this thread).
I've got maybe a thousand feet or more of various out of date short ends and at least one unused 400' roll of 35mm MP stock in the freezer. I have no intention of using it in a still camera. Free to whomever wants to pay the shipping. I'll look this weekend and see exactly what I have.