webcam image capturing

Hi
   Could anybody please advice me to work with wecamera in Rails. What i
want to do is to capture webcam images from a machine and send that data
to a remote server there it needs to be processed. I have no idea of
where to start.Please help

Thanks in advance
Sijo

http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en-us&q=flash+capture+webcam&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8

Best regards

Peter De Berdt

You are going to have to spend time analyzing (or buying the proper)
configuration before beginning into this task.

Do you plan to use a low-res usb webcam, a IP camera, or a high def
style video camera?

Do you want to capture frames or a video stream?

Do you need the stream to just be live, if so use an existing service
like justin.tv and embed the cam in the page.

Indeed, and no matter what the answer to all these questions are, they are out of the scope of Rails. At best, Rails will just handle the incoming image or video stream. But you are so right about this subject being quite advanced with no clearcut solution that just involves installing a plugin.

Hi

Do you plan to use a low-res usb webcam, a IP camera, or a high def
style video camera?

  I want to use a basic web cam, to monitor certain sites, kind of
surveillance camera system.

Do you want to capture frames or a video stream?

I want to capture a video stream in moderate quality.

Do you need the stream to just be live, if so use an existing service

like justin.tv and embed the cam in the page.

I cannot use any public systems due to the security issues.

Thanks
Sijo