Now that you have your camera connected, you can begin to access some amazing capabilities that have been provided by the open source community. Open a terminal window and type the following commands:
sudo apt-get update: You're going to download a number of new software packages, so it is good to make sure that everything is up to date.
sudo apt-get install build-essential: Although you may have done this earlier, this library is essential to build OpenCV.
sudo apt-get install libavformat-dev: This library provides a way to code and decode audio and video streams.
sudo apt-get install ffmpeg: This library provides a way to transcode audio and video streams.
sudo apt-get install libcv2.4 ...