The solution to speeding up the capturing process is to use multiple, synchronised cameras. The cameras (Canon S11) are installed on a flexible arm with several joints that allow the arms to be adjusted in different angles.
They are running a custom firmware called CHDK, short for Canon Hacking Developers Kit. It is installed on the SD-Card and allows remote USB control via PTP (Picture Transfer Protocol) or a 5V cable trigger.
The camera arm can be installed directly at the base tripod or on an optional jib-arm that enables the user to take pictures from up to 3 meters. A handheld operation is also possible.