Webcam (1280x1024) works well for Skype and capturing video & photos. Cheese works but guvcview (GTK+ UVC Viewer) has more video options, but it seems to have a bug in the video display window. So I start it with a script instead:


guvcview --size=1280x1024 &				# Set max webcam resolution (keeps defaulting to 640x480)

sleep 2

wmctrl -r GUVCVideo -e 0,720,0,640,512	# IMPORTANT, resize video window to 1/2 of max res (1280x1024)

wmctrl -r GUVCViewer -e 0,0,0,-1,-1		# Just move to corner

wmctrl -a GUVCViewer					# Activate