I should probably keep a log of what film I use... I'm currently scanning this color negative film, and finding that I not only have no idea what type of film this is, but there is also no indication on the film itself.

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Just these random numbers (EJ 06 3677 9344), and somewhat unusual perf shapes... also some signs like a * and a $.

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    Those "random" numbers are coded to indicate what type of film that is.
    – Michael C
    Jul 20 '19 at 0:57
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    The numbers are not random, they were were chosen specifically by the manufacturer for identification purposes. Each type of film from that manufacturer will have its own specific code of numbers.
    – Alaska Man
    Jul 21 '19 at 17:17

I’m on mobile so forgive the brevity.

How to read the code: https://www.kodak.com/uploadedfiles/motion/US_plugins_acrobat_en_motion_newsletters_filmEss_18_KeyKode.pdf

A code list: https://evertz.com/resources/FilmID.pdf

Your film: Vision3 500T

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    Cinestill 800T is a version of Kodak Vision 3 5219 with the remjet backing removed so it can be processed in C-41 chemistry. This process also increases the effective ISO from 500 to 800. It's possible that you bought Cinestill film.
    – osullic
    Jul 20 '19 at 12:50
  • Thanks Osullic - yep this is it Jul 20 '19 at 17:37

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