BBB video processing

Hi everyone…my project involves devolping a standalone system for image and video processing… initially i heard Raspberry pi can do multimedia tasks better than BBB… but after exhaustive search through discussion forums i found that pi is not an attractive choice for my needs…

components involved are

camera===>BBB===>Zigbee module…

Power supply <==== portable USB baterry /powercape


-capturing a live video stream using a cam attached to BBB
-processing the captured data(some kind of compressions)
-send the compressed data wirelessly using a zigbee module attached to BBB

my doubts are

  • can BBB capture video streams from a camera?
    -If yes, what are the cams which are economical to buy??
    -can BBB process videos with openCV installed on it??
    -can a Zigbee module be attached to BBB??
    -can i be able to operate BBB with batteries(two no.s) or a portable usb battery ??

since am a beginner in embedded linux platform please kindly suggest me tutorials and books which i can go through to master the use of BBB with openCV and interfacing BBB with Zigbee module.

I am looking forward your views and suggestions which will be greatly helpful for me… thanks in advance.

Forget about zigbee.Zigbee does not work with video. Its bandwith it’s not enough.

@Guillermo Enrique VIDES : i ll send compressed video through zigbee… my project’s sole intention is to use zigbee for video transmission

thanking you