Members of the U.S. Navy SEAL team that attacked Osama bin Laden's Pakistani compound were wearing helmet-mounted digital cameras that recorded the mission, a U.S. military official told CNN Friday.
The official described the digital recording as hazy and fast-moving, and subject to poor lighting in the rooms. The source also said it is hard to get clear images from the footage.
"This is not movie-quality stuff," the source said.
The military is now reviewing the footage as part of a standard post-mission analysis, the source added. Among other things, analysts are attempting to find exactly how much of the moment in which bin Laden was killed was recorded.
Describing the footage, the source said any glimpses of bin Laden caught on camera would be brief. Because the cameras were attached to the SEALs' helmets, the footage is extremely unsteady and constantly shifting.
The source described much of the footage as fast and violent.
The video review will be used to help discern what went right and wrong during the raid. It helps the SEALs "remember what went on in the heat of the moment," the source said.
The review is meant to "look and learn," the source added.