When you go to court, you want the best possible tools at your disposal to make your case. One of the increasingly powerful methods available is the use of video depositions. As the popularity of YouTube and other video-sharing sites suggests, video effectively engages viewers, generates interest and influences opinions. That’s why it is essential that you use an expert for filming your video depositions.
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In 1983, when the art of litigation videography was just in its infancy, Mike Mobley Reporting began serving its clients by videotaping depositions. As video technology evolved, we remained committed to excellence, refining our skills and investing in the most up-to-date equipment to become a leader in the field of video depositions for over 30 years.
Mike Mobley Reporting relies on state-of-the-art technology in filming depositions, utilizing cutting-edge 3-chip digital video cameras for unsurpassed picture and sound quality. We deliver video depositions in any format required, including:
- MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4
- Synchronized Transcripts & Videos
- Cloud delivery to any device (mobile, tablet, laptop and desktop)
Video Depositions Offer Clear Advantages
Even the most compelling testimony loses its effectiveness when shared as a stenographic transcript – and there’s a scientific reason for it. Words are abstract and more difficult to retain in memory. Video, on the other hand, provides the visual images that are proven to help people remember information. This means that in addition to being better at keeping a jury’s attention in the immediate term, video depositions are more memorable when it comes time for a jury to begin deliberations.
The emotional impact of video is unmatched. The way a deponent states something in a deposition can never be captured on paper. They may say the exact same words on the stand at trial as they did during the deposition with a different tone, facial expression and body language, which can change the meaning or impact of the words. We all know that the majority of communication is non-verbal (not the words used). Video allows you to capture all that is communicated.
Video can also be used very effectively for impeachment during a trial. Using the video deposition testimony a witness can be cross-examined and held accountable for that earlier testimony. Synchronized videos allow you to create video clips realtime for this purpose.
Video depositions can also be helpful outside of the courtroom, offering you the ability to reference testimony when preparing for examination of witnesses.
Poor video quality can detract from the value of even the best testimony in a video deposition. Mike Mobley Reporting has a certified legal video specialist heading up our legal video department, with four highly skilled, full-time videographers to ensure that the finished deposition videos we produce meet professional standards.
If you are in need of a video deposition or want to learn more about our videography services, please call us at 1-800-894-4327 or send us an email.