Our Video & Media Services Department can provide complete trial presentation services utilizing TrialDirector® or Sanction®.   We can even work with your existing PowerPoint presentations.

Displaying Evidence
If you have hard-to-see exhibits like fetal monitor strips, CT scans, x-rays, construction plans, graphs, timelines, photographs, and video, they can be projected onto an 8’ by 8’ screen.  There is no need to carry in blow-ups of your exhibits or multiple sets of exhibit binders.  All of your evidence can be stored on a laptop computer and projected onto a large screen.  Multiple monitors and/or screens can be set up in the courtroom so your evidence can be seen by everyone.

If your evidence is important enough to talk about, then it’s important enough to be seen.  Studies show that jurors retain more facts when the facts are presented visually.

You can electronically annotate, highlight, and redact portions of the exhibits either before or during the trial without affecting the original document.  Call-outs or enlargements of sections can be used to direct attention to areas of interest.

An overlay is created when you have different images of the same exhibit but with different annotations (highlighting, underlining, bolding, etc.) on one copy.  This allows you to demonstrate the exhibit in its original state and then direct the jury's attention quickly to important sections.  Overlays can be created ahead of time or “on the fly” in the courtroom by your witnesses, saved for future use and/or printed for use as exhibits.

Side-by-side comparisons of documents, signatures, photographs, and other evidence are a popular use of technology.  Areas of interest can be zoomed in on to reveal differences.

We can create electronic timelines for your courtroom presentation.  Timelines, monitor strips, and other linear graphs can be enlarged and moved horizontally on the screen.

Use a Telestrator-like technique without the high cost of renting a Telestrator.  If video of an assembly line, for example, is of importance to your case, you can play the video, pause it at key points, have your witness electronically mark on it using a wireless computer mouse, and then print those “marked-up” frames for use as exhibits.  The picture to the right is a video that has been paused and annotated using TrialDirector, much like you could do using a Telestrator.  The shot was then saved and printed on a small color printer.

Laser pointer vs. mouse
In the past, you and/or your witness may have used a laser pointer to direct attention to a particular portion of your evidence.  We can provide you or your witness with a wireless mouse so that you can not only point to your evidence on the screen but also electronically mark on it.  A few minutes of practice before trial is all it takes to master this technique.  The marked-up evidence can then be printed on a small color printer right there in the courtroom.

Synched Video
Videotaped depositions can be synchronized with the transcript text enabling you to search the video using keywords.  Thus, instead of reading from transcripts to impeach witnesses, you can instantly replay the videotaped testimony.  It has tremendous impact because witnesses cannot wiggle out of prior inconsistent statements when the jurors can see and hear the witnesses’ demeanor, inflection, intonation, and body language.  For more details on synched video, click here.

Spectrum’s Video & Media Services Department can perform all the work necessary to make your trial presentations professional and effective.

For further information on any of the above services, please call Spectrum Reporting at 614.444.1000 or 800.635.9071. 

TrialDirector is a registered trademark of inData Corporation.  Sanction is a registered trademark of Verdict Systems LLC.

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