For the past three months I've been testing Pyrocat-HD, M, and P with FP4 (8x10). While I do get even negs when using rotary development in BTZS tubes, I can't get even negs with any other kind of processing method and agitation cycle. The exposures that I use for testing are done the Ansel Adam's way using a non textured surface of even luminance (within 1/5 stop) exposed to Zone VII.
I understand what causes uneven development and I haven't had an issue with intermittent, minimal and semi-stand agitation in Rodinal, HC-110 and D-76. I've only encountered problems with Pyrocat.
So before I pack it in, I was wondering if there was anyone out there who actually gets even 8x10 negs processed in Pyrocat-HD, M, or P using intermittent and/or minimal agitation cycles; and by even I mean developing a neg with large areas of even tonality to within +/- log .03. And if so, how do you do it? How do you go about agitating?
I would really really appreciate any insight.