Keep in mind that this project can be seen as a “Proof of Concept”, a demo. When a Freelancer (or friend, the one who is doing the Bell&Howell camera) gets anxious about details, I tell them: “Leave it like that, we need The People to find problems and solutions”. Example: I left the price of the soda at 25 cents, I expect future users to demand:
“Ramon, you rotten liar! Everybody knows that the price of a Coca-Cola in 1963 was 5 cents. How dare you say that the model is as accurate as technically and humanly possible?”
We will reply: “Thanks for keeping us honest - The label will be replaced”.
Something similar can be said of the excellent suggestions that you are making. Yes, they are needed. Hopefully they will be done someday.
I am far from having the resources -human and financial- to undertake a project of this magnitude, Even if I had the question is: Why should I be the one with this load over my shoulders?.
Sadly, there are 319,999,999 people (in one country alone) who are not doing the work that I am doing.