Can anyone tell me of any good easy to use APIs for web cams? I need the ability to record, zoom and use the sensor for motion activation to start recording.
I am posting this in several of categories, but my preferred platform would be PHP. I know that one can argue that controlling cameras over the internet is illegal, and I understand that, but this with permission. For example, I have seen surveillance systems that provide an internet account that you can login, and look at your web cam, zoom, etc. Perhaps, I can have users install something on their computers to give such permissions.
I have including this in the platforms that I know how to program in, and PHP is not mandatory.
Essentially, this is for a video conferencing application with custom features, so any feedback on either topics would be greatly appreciated because I really have no idea on how to tackle this.