Legal Video Services & Deposition Video Recording
There are several reasons why Jumpstart Video Production Akron offers legal video services & deposition video recording. First, legal video work involves working with an insurance company or an attorney. Typically, they would like to show an accident scene or use video in a courtroom. This shows a jury the set of circumstances that existed and led up to the claim or lawsuit. However, there are instances where a camera operator can go on scene days or weeks after an accident. For example, they shoot a video of the place or job site where the accident happened. In any case, the video can be used in court to visually show what happened. Video evidence can be very compelling and helps the defendants make their case or defend their business from the lawsuit.
What’s a Deposition?
Another aspect of legal video work, an attorney or insurance company hires a camera operator to record a deposition. First, what is a deposition? A deposition is a testimony under oath provided by a witness in a case. In many cases, a camera operator records them on video to playback in court. Recorded depositions are permitted as testimony under oath. The person giving the deposition doesn’t need to show up in court. The video can be admitted to court as a testimony provided by the witness.
There is a good reason why Jumpstart would be involved in recording video depositions. First, the attorneys and insurance companies need a professional videographer. They should be capable of recording high-quality video with good audio and lighting. In addition, Jumpstart has been in the business of recording conferences and presentations for businesses and organizations for over a decade. Also, our camera equipment has the ability to record for several hours at a time. This is very important to understand because the video needs to be submitted to the court in its entirety. Furthermore, deposition may last several hours or even an entire day. However, the entire video must be contained in one recording. In addition, not editing the video makes it useful in court and admitted by the judge. Overall, the court will not allow an edited video to be entered.
It makes sense that Jumpstart would be involved in shooting depositions. After all, we are well equipped and well-staffed with professional videographers. We can go into a law office, be hired by attorneys or insurance companies, and provide a good quality recording that meets the standard of the court. It is important to understand that Jumpstart’s videographers involved in the recording may be required to show up in court. With that comes all the professional requirements. For example, these include proper attire and a true understanding and respect for the court and the judge.
First, The court calls upon the video professional to play the video. Jumpstart staff members are able to attend the hearing, operate the playback equipment, and play the video. It’s important to remember the video has to be filed with the court in its entirety. However, it also must be available to be played as requested by plaintiffs or defendants attorneys. All testimonies must be supplied in the court as the form of a DVD or whatever format they request. The video is now legal evidence and property of the court. It is also important to understand the videographer who recorded the deposition is responsible for going to court. This person must testify that the recording is unaltered and accurate. This videographer will be required to playback the recording at specific times in the timeline.
The concept of Jumpstart being involved in legal recording and depositions encompasses several things. First, our camera crews will go out on location and help to potentially recreate a work-site or auto accident scene. Also, they can take some video of property that was damaged. This can be submitted to the court as evidence. Another major benefit is that you don’t have to take the jurors to a particular accident scene. The attorneys can just show it in court on big screens. Similarly, another benefit is that many witnesses are not able to schedule a time to get to court. It is easier for a doctor, expert witness, or technical expert to be deposed at their convenience. It would be hard trying to get the doctor or legal expert’s schedule to match the court hearing scheduled.
The reason why you would want a video deposition taken is because the expert needs to be recorded at their convenience. Moreover, they may be busy at the time the court needs them to testify. Lawyers can get the testimony they need to defend their client or if the plaintiff needs testimony to file suit. Understanding all the court terminology and the proceedings is huge if anyone wants to be involved in this business.
In conclusion, Jumpstart Video Production Akron has the equipment, staff, and experience for continued success in the business of legal video and deposition video recording. Contact Us to get started or your legal video services & deposition video recordings today.