Videography – Ensure Witness’s Demeanor is Clearly Captured for Future Use
The use of videography in the legal environment is growing fast. Video is a powerful tool (used in conjunction with a court reporter) that serves as a means of documenting a witness’ testimony in a legal proceeding. High-quality video ensures that the witness’s demeanor and facial expressions are clearly captured for possible future use.
Legal videographers follow specific guidelines concerning legal video evidence. Because of this, it’s important to select a videographer who is certified and specializes in legal video and adheres to all applicable standards, just like the certified court reporters of Omega Reporting.
The National Court Reporters Association administers training and certification testing for legal videographers. Upon successful completion of the Certified Legal Video Specialist (CLVS) program, a videographer must adhere to the CLVS Code of Ethics promulgated by NCRA.
Video-text synchronization captures the witness’ testimony via videography along with the court reporter’s transcript. A trial-ready CD or DVD allows you to show the witness’ words appearing on screen as they are being spoken. If you want to persuade, you must be able to show vocal intonation, body language, and verbal pacing of your key witnesses in court. Show your witness’ testimony live and in color — even when they can’t be live in the courtroom.
To create a strong presentation for your use at trial, make a request when booking your assignment with Omega Reporting, your Memphis certified court reporters, to enlist the expertise of a Certified Legal Video Specialist (CLVS) to videotape key testimony.
Let the Memphis court reporters at Omega arrange for your videographer today!