Russ is trying to take images and video to make a virtual parrot. Leo says that the highest definition and resolution he has, the more realistic it'll look. Leo says that 4K video on an ultra high def screen would look near real. And UHD displays are under $1000 now. In fact, they're under $600.
Leo says that the Intel Nucs MiniPC will attach to the back of the monitor and it'll play back the video without anything else. He can rent consumer grade 4K cameras from a local store and then shoot a good, long 10 minutes of the parrot and look for key edit points that will allow him to loop it. Then it'll look alive.