Camera Raw/DNG: SuperResolution DNG automation in addition to Pano, HDR

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In the field:
  • Photographer takes many shots of the same thing using rapid-fire burst mode on camera. You can rely on the camera to move a bit between the shots. This allows the camera to record data between the pixel sites on the sensor. 

In LR (want):
  • Select the range of burst shots
  • Choose "Combine into SuperResolution DNG" action
  • LR will upscale the shots, typically nearest-neighbor interpolation but Adobe could probably do even better
  • Align the images into a larger workspace
  • Statistically combine the shots into one DNG (I've heard that 'median' works)
The result is a significantly higher-resolution output very similar to how cameras can create a pixel-shifted higher-res raw. Adobe would have to figure how how to deal with motion. See Panasonic S1R and other Olympus cameras as well as PhaseOne. 
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That would be nice yes, additionally as a third option (besides the already existing HDR raw mode) a night sight mode would be great, taking multiple shots, combining them to brighten up the image and reducing noise. As seen in Huaweis and Googles "night mode" just with RAW support.

The software should be able to to it, seems to work fine in combining free hand HDR files. So not a big step for the other modes.