The product of legal deposit videotape is stylish entrusted to a professional pukka legal videographer who’s knowledgeable in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Federal Rules of Substantiation as the rules apply to visual substantiation to be introduced at trial. The pukka legal videographer who has passed the authority of instruction, tests and evaluations and has been vetted by the National Court Journalists Association (CLVS program) and/ or the American Council of Court Videographers (CCVS program) are most good to produce unimpeachable legal videotape substantiation.
Anyone can take a Videographer camera and record a deponent under pledge, still, unless you know what you are doing and following the biddable way that videotape will surely be thrown out of court. Ask yourself the following questions before hiring a legal videographer in New York, New Jersey or wherever you may need to hire a legal videographer
. Did the videographer give a proper read-in preface on the record? Did the videographer have a proper shot of the deponent that would not prejudice the jury? Did the videographer have a duly deposited date/ time stamp on the videotape? Did the videographer duly manage and maintain the chain of substantiation? Did the videographer duly record a log of the deposit? Did the videographer certify the recording? If further than one device was used to record the deposit, was the date/ time stamp duly down- streamed? Was the deponent duly recorded taking the pledge? Was the audio record clear throughout the on- record evidence? Did the videographer duly prepare the format of the recording in compliance with the deposing counsel’s request for the deliverable? Is the original recording saved and certified? Did the videographer conduct himself or herself impartially? Did the videographer conduct himself or herself befitting an officer of the court? The list goes on but the answer to all of the below should be yes.
Some countries, but not all, bear the legal videographer to be a properly certified notary public. California is one similar state. It’s important, if the legal videographer peregrination that he or she understands the original rules and whether there’s complementary recognition of the credentials they bear from their home state. Also, the legal videographer must fete any orders of the court or reservations regarding the governance of the deposit.
It’s important that the legal videographer, be it in New York, New Jersey, California, or away be apprehensive that the intended destination of the videotape is donation at trial and thus the videotape product mustn’t only be of the loftiest visual quality but the audio quality must be inversely outstanding. The legal videographer must be duly equipped to insure that the subject deponent is well illuminated and that any shows- especially plates,x-rays, CT- reviews, MRI’s, clarity, photos, maps or objects-are easily displayed.
Redundant trouble should be taken to insure that the audio is clear for all parties making an appearance on the record in a legal deposit. This means that everyone who’ll be on the record is collectively lavaliered. If omni-directional bangles are used audio filtration may be necessary to reduce unwanted medium noise and hiss from air conditioners and ventilators. The legal videographer should be prepared for all contingencies.
The Notice of Deposit provides the first base for understanding what should be involved technically. The position, time, venue, case caption, deposing attorney and counsel who are noticed will all appear thereon. The coming step is for the legal videographer to ask questions that will further advise him or her on proper medication for the deposit. As my tutor,Dr. Gayle Marquette, Author of the AGCV, frequently tutored me”We know not because we ask not.”It’s the stylish rule of thumb that a legal videographer can observe. I’ve plant that it’s an inversely good rule to apply in every other area of life. You really have to know what you are preparing for. This is true no matter where the deposit is held locally, regionally, nationally or internationally.
I am Howard Brodsky and I am the lead videographer for Pukka Legal Videotape Services, LLC, located in New Jersey near New York City. I keep myself up to date on all developments in the product and donation of visual substantiation. I’ve times of experience and I am veritably proud of my work in this field and I would be happy and recognized to serve all of your legal videotape requirements!