One of the most powerful tools attorneys have at their disposal today is the videotaped deposition. A flat reading of a transcript in court is a thing of the past, and relying on a transcript alone is akin to reading a book sleeve and thinking you've read the book. There is a lot of information that is still missing- facial expressions, body language, hesitation, and voice inflection all tell the greater story. That's why it's important to have a certified legal video specialist versed in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to capture every moment on the record.
John Doody, CLVS, CDVS, CEVS is dedicated to providing professional legal videography throughout Chicagoland.
On-site Professional Video Equipment:
*3MOS High Definition Video Camera-In order to ensure high-quality video acquisition & fast turn-around, each proceeding is recorded with a high-def digital video camera in 4:3 SD mode, unless full HD is requested.
*To ensure the best video quality & redundant recording, all depositions are mastered on site in both ProRes & AVI video formats.
*Authored DVD delivery with 5 minute chapter markers.
*6 Channel Audio Mixer-What's more important than the visual quality of a good camera for your deposition? It's top notch audio. Deponents and attorneys wear high quality lavalier microphones to ensure that every word spoken on the record can be heard on the video.
*Time & Date Stamp- In compliance with most state rules, each video is recorded with a date and time indicator (hh:mm:ss) displayed on the screen, unless otherwise requested by counsel.
*Video Lighting- In the event normal room lighting is insufficient, additional video lighting will be provided to ensure proper lighting of the deponent.
*Neutral Backdrops- Neutral blue or gray backdrops provide a uniform look and reduce background distractions.
*Audio Backup- In addition to providing a live audio feed, court reporters are provided with a high quality digital audio file at the end of each deposition. It comes directly from the camera's monitored audio, so it can be assured that what was heard by the microphone can be re-played by the court reporter as needed. There is no additional charge for this service.
American Guild of Court Videographers (AGCV)
National Court Reporters Association (NCRA)