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While it's obviously nowhere near automatic, you can always just take a photo of your hand (or anything else suitably distinctive) between each series.
With the correct referencing (which is very easy to do) Creative commons and other "copyleft" licensed works can be used (depending on your use and the specific license). Google offers a tool for searching based on usage rights. Another good place to start is Wikimedia Commons where all the images and content is either public domain or licensed under ...
JPEG2000, and you may also want to look at OpenEXR because it is supported by video hardware.
The maximum dynamic range of a linear 8-bit encoding is only 8 stops, however the dynamic range you can store with a nonlinear encoding is limitless. Thus I would suggest you apply a strong tonecurve to the images and then you can use standard JPEG without losing dynamic range. When you want to use the original images, convert them to 16-bit and apply the ...
It sounds like what you're looking for is JPEG2000. It has a range of options including a 16-bit lossy compression and better compression ratios than JPEG. It hasn't been as widely adopted as hoped (for a host of reasons) and may have some patent issues that might make it difficult to use in certain situations but otherwise it fits your needs. Personally ...
You could turn on the "Active D-Lighting" feature in the setting to boost the dynamic range a bit.
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