From a purely technical standpoint the creation of each image will be demanding. To obtain a high volume of shots over a period of days will require the camera to be operating 24/7, so tempted as i am to do it with my DSLR it's mirror mechanism would almost defiantly fail. My research has lead me to the Canon G7, mainly because it can interface with a iStopMotion and it's whopping 10 megapixel jpg's. Neither of these are the ideal but are the best for getting the job done in my time-frame. Canon's own software has a time-lapse function but is limited to a measly 1000 exposures and short of using the SDK to create a personal version the choice is between iStopMotion or GBTimelapse
As i envision the final images being printed 30x40 on SuperGloss i would love to be able to work in Raw and get the most out of each image but with the possibility of upto 500,000 source images this is impossible. That said SuperFine Jpg's are almost as good and at 10Mp will certainly scale. Of course their is a possibility that they will need some treatment as small sensors are notoriously noisy and i have a plan! Either batch de-noise, massively time/processor intensive or de-noise each segment used but de-noising software requires bigger area than a few pixels square (tiles) to calculate from my program for cutting them up would need to be modified to provide bigger tiles for this stage.
Looking back over this text it makes little sense to anyone unfamiliar with the concept. I will gather my thoughts and write with clarity the idea soon. In the mean time i'm going to source images at 25fps via HD video camera, even at 25fps it will take 28hrs to capture enough frames to create a final image at 1920x1080. Hopefully all will become clear.....
I can follow what you are proposing better than I follow my own ideas at the moment!!Which is a little worrying....
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