Please make the changes to your instructable and then republish it and I will be happy to remove this comment, make it public, add it to the burning questions group and send you a t-shirt. (A lot of the additions are notes in the images, just so you know.) I understand that the standards are high for Burning Questions, so let me know if I need to keep working at it (though I can't think of too much more to add, as a lot of stuff about setting up the actual webcam is dependent on which webcam the person buys).
) It's worthwhile going to a large computer store (Comp USA, Compusmart, Future Shop, Best Buy, or whatever's large and near you) to have a look, as they tend to have one of each webcam set up and connected to a computer, so you can compare image quality.You will have to do some research on your own, and when you select your equipment and software, you need to become familiar with them. However, usually, you can get a better quality image from the cameras costing more than . A video camera can be used, but the process is more complicated.If you don't already have experience with capturing sequences from your video camera, you should consider purchasing a standard computer webcam to begin with.Look for a high framerate (30 fps or more) and at least a 640x480 resolution.You may also want a built-in microphone, which is a pretty standard feature.Additionally, adding in some more info about where to get the programs and what kinds of cameras someone should by would be useful.