None of the older threads seemed to have any information on what I’m looking for. I have an office with a door, which is nice, but it doesn’t have a window. I’m therefore trying to make an artificial window, with a pair of Raspberry Pis, a wall-mounted TV, and a camera.
The camera has, thus far, been the hardest part to decide on. There are a few 1080p USB cameras of which I’m aware: a LifeCam from Microsoft, but I hear that doesn’t actually do 1080p without special support that is probably unavailable in Linux, and a bunch of Logitech’s models, which are uniformly incapable of focusing to infinity (and since I’m going to be pointing this out of a real window, a focus distance of at least a hundred yards or so is kind of important).
So that’s my request: a 1080p camera capable of streaming full-resolution if probably-compressed video over USB to a Linux computer. Does such a thing exist, or am I going to have to compromise?