Is it just me, or is anyone else not quite grasping ORWO’s logic with this product?
When the rumblings of this film and its Agfa heritage began to hit online, it sounded as though it was going to be an ECN-2 product, obviously not to compete with, but in some ways an alternative to, the Vision films, at least in a small way. Well, this it certainly is not.
However, the whole C41 process design without remjet when the entire film industry is already set-up for ECN-2 with remjet baffles me. Am I missing something here?
This. It doesn't make sense.
As @koraks said, you either make an ECN2 film or you make a C41 film (forget about the remjet layer, i mean about the dye coupler themselves, etc). These two processes use a different color developer.
You can make an ECN2 film that looks acceptable on C41 process (i.e. the Kodak Vision films repackaged by CineStill), but it sounds really silly to say you designed "a C41 movie camera film".
Unless there are some advantages for movie labs to switch to a C41 process!!