New Jersey Deposition Videographer
Many lawyers opt to have a videographer, in addition to a court reporter, record their depositions. The decision to have a video record of testimony is driven by several factors including trial strategy and budget. Should you and your team decide to have a video record, please know that Veritext can provide you with certified, highly skilled videographers. Our videographers use state of the art technology to provide you with exceptional quality video. We offer this footage in your choice of format: DVD, MPEG1, MPEG4, and we can synchronize the text to hyperlink with exhibits as well. If you are unsure of what this means or how it can help you with the matter on which you are working, please give us a call and we can walk you through the benefits of the these service in more detail.
We also offer remote video streaming through New Jersey Virtual Deposition Services provided by Veritext Virtual. With Veritext Virtual all of those involved in the deposition can participate remotely by using webcam-equipped computers or mobile devices with an Internet connection. Veritext Virtual lets you see and hear the deponent and all the other participants live without actually being in the room. It’s the most cost-effective way to participate in a deposition. The technology we employ allows users to receive real-time streaming text and video from anywhere in the world. What does this mean? It means that you can take a deposition in New Jersey while your expert, who is in Los Angeles or perhaps even across town logs in and views a feed of the proceedings as they are occurring.
There are many advantages to using a deposition videographer and certainly that is a decision for a legal team to make but we have been informed by many of our clients that having access to an unambiguous visual recording of a witness’ testimony is critical. It is also helpful in those jurisdictions where expert witness testimony may be presented by video—even when that witness is available for in person testimony. Further, we have been informed by some very experienced litigators that videographers can help keep a deponent honest as video testimony is very impactful when used to impeach a witness who is caught committing perjury. For example, if on the stand during trial, a witness makes a statement that differs from that made in the video during deposition, the inconsistency becomes more poignant if the attorney can show this inconsistency through video evidence the jury can see rather than with a transcript the attorney reads aloud for the jurors to hear. Lastly, whether involved in a deposition under oath or another situation, most people tend to be more cooperative and less disruptive when there is a camera in the room. Generally, this allows your procedure to move faster and more efficiently which can save time and money.
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Video depositions enhance key testimony by capturing the visual and auditory aspects that a straight transcript cannot. To learn more, download a copy of the eBook “Taking Successful Video Depositions.“