Timestamps – Create Testimony Clips for Trial Quickly and Easily
What is a timestamp? According to Wikipedia: “A timestamp is a sequence of characters, denoting the date and/or time at which a certain event occurred. A timestamp is the time at which an event is recorded by a computer, not the time of the event itself. In many cases, the difference may be inconsequential: the time at which an event is recorded by a timestamp (e.g., entered into a log file) should be very, very close to the time of the occurrence of the event recorded.”
Timestamps may be used and printed on each transcript (upon request) by your certified court reporter. With the advent of voice-activated video synchronization, the timestamp can be an important tool for paralegals, attorneys, and trial prep teams:
- If a litigation team does not want to incur the expense of synchronizing a transcript with video, there is the ability to find blocks of testimony in the transcript and create clips for settlement or trial purposes.
- If a litigator believes the deponent is taking too much time to answer questions, transcript timestamping would be beneficial in order to view the time elapsed between Qs and As.