Make it a project of the both of you, should work if you are friends He brings in the hardware and you do your part. The Arduino can't handle video without special shields, but it can control the pan and tilt. So if the cam can be connected to e.g. a laptop and an arduino does the aiming, optionally controlled from the laptop KB or mouse, you have a very nice project.
kinda hard my friend live 7 hours away smiley-cry
So please tell me how much it is worth!