The security camera footage of the recent airport security breach in New Jersey was released recently, and the footage is typical of most security cameras: grainy, jumpy, and too dark. My question is: why is this type of footage always of such crappy quality? Are there not security cameras that can film in fabulous quality? If storage is an issue, why can’t the airport have a room full of hard drives capable of storing a gazillion petabytes? The sames goes for banks, malls, parking lots, etc, etc.
I find this hard to understand when audio/video technology has come such a long way.