MaxMSP to Arduino To ZoomQ3


I have a project where I need to record video using MaxMSP as an interface. Normally I used a camera directly into MaxMSP but the results are not good so I was thinking about getting an external camera where Max only controls start/stop and nothing else. Probably I will need an Arduino to control the buttons of the camera and some soldering. Could anyone give me some suggestions on the best way to do this?