Website link. unicap provides a uniform interface to video capture devices. It allows applications to use any supported video capture device via a single API.

libunicap supports V4L devices and firewire video devices. It provides an abstraction layer to video streams and devices AUR package.

The project also provides a library, libucil, providing easy to use functions to render text and graphic overlays onto video images AUR package.

Finally, there is a GTK widget set for unicap, unicapGTK, making GUI easy to develop AUR package.

A test application for unicap has been developped, called UCView. Webpage, AUR package

Unicap is used in astronomy by GoQat and supports dynamic rewiring using VideoJack (unicap plugin link).