Some things are just meant to go together… When it comes to litigation support services, the combination of Houston court reporting and legal video is a dynamic duo that can go a long way toward helping an attorney provide the best service to their clients. The teamwork between a court reporter and legal videographer can provide benefits before, during and after the deposition process.
Before the Action Starts
The teamwork noted above can certainly be applied with a court reporter and videographer from different firms, but using a team from the same firm can provide a more refined and intuitive cooperation between the two distinct litigation support elements. Not only will the court reporter and legal video specialist be very familiar with each other from the start (no “getting to know each other” lag time), but they will likely share the tech equipment required, from microphones to monitors. Logistics are usually simplified as well when both court reporter and videographer are from the same firm, as they can use the same transportation to the proceedings and arrive with a well-planned out process for working together to set up the equipment required.
One example of this teamwork comes when a client requests internet deposition streaming services. The court reporter transmits their transcript along with the videographer’s live feed to counsel and team members via the internet. By working closely with the court reporter, the legal videographer is able to connect the court reporters transcript feed through the audio/video equipment to create a streamlined and perfectly synchronized recording of the video with the realtime transcript from the court reporter.
When the Dust Clears
After the depositions are over, court reporters can reference videotaped depositions to verify comments during the editing process, to ensure an extremely accurate final transcript. The court reporter is also able to provide the videographer with a digital version of the transcript to help assist the videographer in editing and synchronization processes. By working closely together as a team, the court reporter and videographer can ensure that all depositions are transcribed and recorded accurately in both video and text forms.
There’s No “I” in Team
When an attorney needs all aspects of Houston litigation support to work flawlessly together, finding the right court reporting services firm that can provide both court reporting and legal video services is a great way to ensure that legal proceedings run smoothly at every turn.