Legal Video Services & Deposition Video Recording
There are several reasons Jumpstart Video Production Pittsburgh offers legal video services & deposition video recording. First, legal video work involves working with an insurance company or an attorney. In any case, they would like to show an accident scene or use video in a courtroom. This shows a jury the set of circumstances that existed that led up to the claim or lawsuit. However, there are circumstances where a camera operator can go a scene days or weeks after an accident. For example, he then shoots 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 testimony under oath provided by a witness in a case. In many cases a camera operator records on video for playback in court. Recorded depositions are admissible 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 testimony provided by the witness.
There is good reason why Jumpstart would be involved in recording video depositions. First, the attorneys and insurance companies need a professional videographer 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 record for several hours at a time. This is very important to understand because the video needs to be submitted the court in its entirety. Furthermore, deposition may last several hours, or even an entire day. However, entire video must be contained in one recording. In addition, no editing makes it qualify as useful in court or admitted by the judge. The court will not allow an edited video to be entered.
It makes sense that Jumpstart Video Production would be involved in shooting depositions. 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 available to be played as requested by plaintiffs or defendants attorneys. However, all testimony must be supplied in the court for form of a DVD or whatever format they request. That now becomes legal evidence and property of the court. It is also important to understand that 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 play back the recording at specific times in the timeline.
The concept of Jumpstart Video Production 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 also take some video of some property that was damaged. This can be submitted to the court as evidence. Another major benefit being 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 time to get to court. It is easier for an 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 schedule.
The reason you would want a video deposition taken is that the expert needs to be recorded at their convenience. Moreover, they may be busy at the time that 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 Pittsburgh 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.