Video Synchronization for Depositions
Have you ever wanted to search the transcript in realtime while watching the corresponding video? The ability to do this is very helpful if you need to prep for trial, impeach a witness, or pull out clips for review. With our synchronization service, you can do just this. Our included player allows you to search the transcript, highlight the portions you want, and convert the selected portion into a separate video clip.
What is Video Synchronization
Video synchronization allows you to maximize the use of your video depositions and capture every image as it directly corresponds to the written text of the transcript. Essentially, the video plays alongside the scrolling text, allowing immediate access to both.
Video/text synchronization coordinates the audio and video with the written words of the transcript, making it incredibly simple to review the transcript along with the related images. Imagine being able to capture and review the witness’ every subtle display of hesitation, nervous reaction, and tone of voice as it corresponds directly to the testimony. Much of the ability to evaluate the witness’ credibility and size up your opponent’s case is unavailable to you for any scrutiny without the video record. With the use of video/text synchronization, you can have the best of both worlds.
Synchronization also allows you to search for any word or phrase in the deposition and locate the video it relates to. You may review the entire deposition testimony, export segments, produce any desired clips from the video, create montages, and e-mail excerpts to anyone you wish. It is a useful tool in cross-examinations, witness preparation, and trial presentations.
Why Synchronize Your Transcripts
- Maximize deposition video value
- Make videos so convenient you’ll want to use it for every case
Video can now be easily synchronized to the transcript allowing instant recall and presentation of video testimony in mediation or the courtroom. Gone are the days of difficult and time-consuming searches through videotapes to locate testimony. The full value of video testimony is lost if you cannot instantly locate and present the video. Should you be surprised by inaccurate representations during mediation or contradictory testimony in court, original video testimony can be instantly recalled to rebut or discredit.
Synchronization allows a paralegal or attorney to edit clips as needed during mediation or in the courtroom, without the need and time delays of involving a video expert.
In addition to the included stand-alone player and software, you receive the sync files necessary to import the synchronized video to transcript into your trial presentation software.
We use special software to synchronize the video to the final transcript, resulting in a new transcript that has a time stamp (sometimes called “time code”) next to every page and line number. Example: 01:23:10. Note that this is the run time of the video clip (1 hour, 23 minutes, 10 seconds), and not the clock time (1:23 p.m.).
These time codes can then be used by Case Management or Trial Presentation Software to link the clips to your transcript, to specific issues, etc. It can also be used to create New and shorter clips may also be created for presentation.
Use Rocky Mountain Reporting for your Video Synchronization Needs
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