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You can use vlc (sudo apt-get install vlc -y). Open vlc, then press Ctrl+R choose [capture device] and select your webcam Press [Convert/Save] Choose where to save the file and hit [start]. When you are done press ■


It's been a while since I looked at this stuff so I'm not comfortable recommending anything specific, however I seem to remember there being quite a number of available implementations based on OpenCV's CascadeClassifiers. I am not aware of any pre-trained classifiers for fingers specifically: faces and vehicles are much more common targets.


I got this camera to work with a patch i received from the linux-uvc mailing list. See this thread here: http://sourceforge.net/p/linux-uvc/mailman/message/34181466/

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