With the technology available today, you can add even more power and functionality to your video depositions by synchronizing it with the transcript. This will give you the scrolling text of the transcript to follow along with the video as it plays. So you may be wondering, what are the benefits of syncing the video with the transcript? How can it be useful to you in the courtroom and in the office?
Our synced video comes on a compact disc that can be utilized as a standalone product or uploaded into your office trial software. This will allow you to make video clips with the ease of simply highlighting a portion of the transcript and then converting that to a video clip with the click of a button. No more spending hours and hours fast-forwarding and rewinding the video to find a particular section to edit. With this simple process, you can make multiple video clips within minutes and then save them to a file or a disc to use as you wish.
Does your expert need to look over a transcript and make notes and/or recommendations? Send them the disc of the synced video, and they can do a keyword search and go straight to that section of the transcript and video. This will give them the ease of the search feature and the ability to listen and watch the witness as they desire. If you need co-counsel to look and listen to certain parts of the video, create clips of those sections on the compact disc and then send that to them. The clips will remain on the disc and they will be able to click on each one of them and view the areas you have selected for them.
In The Courtroom:
The compact disc that our synchronized video comes on can be used to present video clips or the entire video in the courtroom. If you have a trial software that you use in court, then you can upload the synced video and utilize it that way, also. This is a great addition to simply showing a video to the jury, as the scrolling text will help to capture their attention and allow them to follow along with what the witness is saying. The transcript portion is also useful if the witness is hard to understand i.e. accent or technical/medical words, and can help ensure the jury comprehends the video in its entirety. Capturing the jury's attention is crucial in helping you present your case and promoting a favorable outcome for your client.
A synchronized video is ideal for the last-minute editing jobs while you are in trial. For example: a portion of the medical allegations is dropped or ruled out and the judge orders the video to be edited to eliminate every mention of carpal tunnel. Without a synced video, this editing may take 3 or 4 hours at the least, or more than likely a full day, which will interfere with your proof and slow the trial down. A synced video can be edited by using key word searches, going straight to every carpal tunnel portion, and redacted by a very simple process. So instead of hours and hours or a full day, the video can be edited usually within an hour and ready to play that same day.
As you can see, synchronizing the video with the transcript has many useful advantages and can save you time and money in the long run. Call us today and let us help you utilize this great technology and provide you with all the tools you need to prepare for trial.