Video conveys to the jury the demeanor of the witness and their tone of voice - substantial information that a written transcript alone cannot provide.
The legal videographer is responsible for monitoring audio levels during the deposition, so the jury can easily hear and understand all the questions from attorneys, and the answers from the deponent.
Sound levels are adjusted by having separate lapel mics (lavs) for the attorneys and the deponent, so that all information and content is equally presented.
In addition, it may be necessary to re-frame or zoom in the image during taping for uses of displays, large exhibits, maps or anatomical models in answering questions.
DVDs (MPEG-2) are produced and labeled/printed with the deposition info. Typically they're shipped within 2 to 4 days after a deposition. Expedited production can be specified as well.
Other formats such as MP4 (MPEG-4) video files can also be provided on DVDs, as uploaded video, or as files on a flashdrive.
Video-Sync DVDs (combined video and transcript) can be accomplished for an additional fee, with added time needed for transcript completion.
The law firm or attorney that schedules the video deposition is responsible for payment of video services. Opposing counsel can order copies of the video after the deposition, or at a later date.
Video depositions produced by AshevilleLegalVideo.com are archived and available for a minimum of 6 years.