Re: Back-of-napking calculations
Sure, those are big numbers. That's what happens when you quadruple the resolution.
A few points and the reason I gave you thumbs down...
1) Once you have a delivered product there's no need to store the product in an active array, archive to LTO is quite feasible. The repetitive / redundant nature of the RAW data will allow for significant compression from the RAW data. It could even be stored compressed at the file system level.
2) Consumer delivery is going to be in some form of compressed video -- so the end user in this case would see a final product that sits in a SWAG range of 100GB.