We have a fully equipped video department with
a 3-chip video camera and all the necessary microphones to provide
high-quality video depositions.
We provide the time-coding required by the Ohio and Federal Rules of
Civil Procedure for videotaped depositions used in lieu of live
We will file the videotape with the videographer’s
certification and a complete video log of objections.
The video can be provided in various formats including VHS, S-VHS, DV (digital video), CD, DVD, or a stand-alone viewer with the transcript
text synchronized with the video.
We provide a large monitor for the jury, a monitor
for the judge, and a monitor for counsel. We can do realtime editing with
a “kill switch,” or we can edit out the objections ahead of time if
required by the court.
Our in-house Avid digital nonlinear editing
facilities allow us to work with you to present only the most pertinent
footage for your case. In some instances, we may be able to “enhance”
your footage by brightening dark footage and boosting low audio levels.
Videotaped depositions can be digitized and then
synchronized with the reporter’s transcript of the testimony. The result
is a product that can be formatted into a stand-alone player that
enables you to view the video with the text streaming below, similar to
television captions, or an electronic file that can be used in
presentation software for impeachment purposes. Text can even be
searched for keywords with the corresponding video.
Instead of reading a witness’ testimony to him
for purposes of impeachment, you can quickly and easily play clips of
his testimony. The impact is much greater when the jury sees him
testifying rather than you reading it to him. It is much harder for
a witness to say he was misinterpreted or for him to wiggle his way
out of what he said when the jurors see it for themselves.
Site Surveys and Evidence Videos
Spectrum has been called upon to shoot video of
intersections, swimming pools, buildings, and other sites that were the
subject of litigation. You can capture your evidence on video or
digital photography. We have professional photographic equipment as
well as Avid editing software that enables us to edit your images to suit
Other Uses of Video
There are many uses for video. Below is a list of
just a few.
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Have you ever had a DVD you wanted converted to a
CD? Or an audio cassette converted to CD or vice versa? We can convert a
wide range of media formats.
For further information on our video/media services,
Tom Rees, Director of Media Services, or call him at
614.444.1000 or 800.635.9071.