Four Tips to Improve Your Video Deposition

Video depositions can be helpful to your case and they're sometimes essential to utilize during your trial. Utilize video depositions as a tool to your advantage to ensure success in your litigation cases.

Here are a few useful tips videographers and court reporters have learned throughout the years that you can leverage to ensure success during your deposition.

  1. Reserve a conference room with adequate space to accommodate all the parties and the addition of a videographer with his/her equipment. Ensure all parties know the videographer will need access so they may set up and test all of the equipment. The quality of the sound is best when the mic is placed beneath the chin or in middle of the shirt. Sound quality will be influenced by numerous factors, however, we have found that some attorneys place their mic low on their tie to reduce background sounds, such as the mic or paper shuffling hitting the table.
  2. Please provide a copy of the notice before the beginning of the deposition to the videographer. This will provide the court reporter and videographer with information on the case and simplify the deposition process as it allows the court reporter and videographer to recognize the parties in the case. Remember to speak clearly and loudly whenever you would like to go off the record, additionally, confirm that the court reporter along with videographer that they both heard you, otherwise, they'll continue recording the conversation.
  3. Always remove your mic when standing up to leave the table or the room. Forgetting to do so could result in harm to the microphones in addition to recording conversations you might not want on the video.
  4. As in any deposition, please speak one at that a time. This is particularly significant during a video deposition since the court reporters attempt to interrupt as little as possible so that they do not give you a video for a jury that's full of pointless colloquy or which requires a great amount of editing.

These guidelines should be helpful in assuring your video deposition is valuable to your client along with their situation and one you'd be pleased with introducing the video deposition to a jury.

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