DEPENDABLY HIGHER QUALITY VIDEO !
(Based in Dallas / Fort Worth, providing service anywhere)
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DEPOSITION RATES among the LOWEST AVAILABLE !
VISIONARY, SANCTION OR TRIAL
VIDEO EDITING & DUPLICATION
VIDEO SETTLEMENT BROCHURES
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|PHOTOGRAPHS EXTRACTED AND PRINTED FROM VIDEO (See Examples Above)|
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|MEMBER "EPIC" (Evidence Photographers International Council)|
|PAST FOUNDING MEMBER "NFVA" (National Forensic Video Association)|
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TIPS AND NOTES OF INTEREST!
After 35+ years of
producing strictly legal related video and photography, including tens of
thousands of depositions, we enjoy sharing advice to attorneys! Just
briefly for now, here are a couple of POI's that will hopefully be helpful to
First, today's video formats can occasionally be a little confusing. Good videographers will never assume, and instead will always ask you about the format in which you would prefer the deposition. These days, unless you specify otherwise, many will automatically send your depositions as an mpeg1. This format is the one most widely used when you know in advance that you are definitely going to sync the deposition with the transcript, but is NOT the sharpest and NOT of optimum resolution. In fact, the video difference is noticeable, and the majority are actually quite substandard in overall quality, etc., due to their particular video compression techniques.
Of course, most of the depositions we provide at Accurate Evidence are requested to be synced, and we do so here in-house for you. The majority of law firms find it much more ideal to have us deliver it completely synced from the get-go, rather than burdening their paralegals with the task. Additionally, our sync points are far more consistently accurate to the line, than you may have experienced from syncs provided elsewhere. That's extremely important!
BUT, GETTING BACK TO YOUR PROPER FORMAT CHOICE....
We have established the use of mpeg1 if you are using trial software for synced video. However, there are also still a fairly significant number of attorneys who, at trial, prefer the traditional method of editing a deposition according to their designations, and playing that edited version straight through for the jury. In that case, YOU DO NOT WANT MPEG1. Instead, the original video recorded by the videographer at the deposition itself should always be the higher quality, full resolution "DV" or DVD VIDEO (just as a movie rental that you play in your home DVD player). That full resolution DVD is always what you'll want them to deliver, if you possibly might eventually opt for conventional editing or playing the original. You can still always have that converted later, if you do decide on having it synced.
In order to help distinguish, receiving your video on a DVD disc should NOT be taken to automatically imply that you're being given DVD video quality. There is a major difference between "DVD Video" and other video files that happen to be on a DVD disc.
When given depositions taken by others for us to provide trial edits, although we are producing the edited version as a DVD VIDEO, we have lately been receiving most of the original video in MPEG1. The final quality ends up being no better than what we are furnished. Ergo, the reason for the above assertion, that it's very important to be sure that your videographer (regardless of whether you plan on synching or traditional standard editing) will be RECORDING the deposition in full DV or DVD quality resolution, and never directly to mpeg1. The synced mpeg1 would be created afterward, from the high quality original.
Although we won't go into divulging our technical process of choice (in addition to starting with a higher quality, sharper original), the system we use for post-conversion when syncing at Accurate Evidence provides much higher mpeg1 quality than you will typically receive elsewhere. To the lay eye, ours comes noticeably closer to retaining the look of the original DVD quality video. Regardless, especially to a trained professional eye, mpeg1 is never quite exactly the same, and it would be a red flag indicating an amateur with a professional shingle if anyone tried asserting that mpeg1 video is every bit identical to original DV quality video. So..., know what you'll be receiving! As we said at the top of this page, the quality of your presentation reflects on you and your case!
HERE'S ANOTHER ONE!
If you ever wish to
play a standard movie-type DVD in your computer, it is very common for certain versions of Windows MediaPlayer
not to play "Video DVD's"
(as opposed to video "files" on a data DVD, such as MPEG, which should
play just fine). Except for some recent versions of MediaPlayer with
particular operating systems, you may have noticed that many commercial DVD's,
including those such as movie rentals might not have played in MediaPlayer. You may receive an error message stating that the proper
"codec" is missing.
In such a case, we advise using a standard ("stand-alone") DVD player for which Video DVD's are designed. Or, if it is necessary to play them on your computer, you would typically need a different program on your machine to do so. Depending on the manufacturer, computers often come with other programs such as Intervideo WinDVD or similar, that will play your DVD Video disks. If not, there are others that can be easily downloaded, although many are not free.
One such program that IS free and seems to work well for most everyone, is called VLC Media Player.
You may Google "VLC Media Player" or you'll find a link below to download the program free. HOWEVER, while we know of no problems resulting from these downloads, Accurate Evidence will not be responsible for any subsequent problems whatsoever, either with your computer or any software on your machine or network as a result of downloading, installing or using this or any other such program, regardless of the site from which it is acquired.
We do always STRONGLY advise choosing ONLY the CUSTOM setup (never Express or Automatic), and removing all other checkmarks for file types on your machine to be changed as default for this program, except the one for playing DVD Video.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD VLC MEDIA PLAYER
As North Texas' premier source for litigation visuals, we always hope to have been of some educational help! Thanks!
FOR REFERENCE PURPOSES
LEGAL VIDEO : As a necessary tool for attorney's support, the attorney's service of legal videotaping is an area of expertise requiring professional skills and experience in video evidence services.
Legal media services as well as all legal video services, including video deposition services, (that is the attorney service of legal videotape as a whole) is not a profession for anyone looking to simply "make big money with a camcorder". Although most legal video companies providing evidence video (also called evidence videotaping or videotape evidence) including strictly video deposition companies, tend to use industrial or consumer camcorders for videotape services, for case preparation, it is more advisable to use a professional video service, particularly a professional legal video service (or video deposition company) that provides higher quality video, even for video deposition service.
Accurate Evidence Legal Video, known for high quality in videotaping depositions, is the premier of legal video specialists and video deposition specialists. Accurate Evidence has long been a major favorite in Dallas, Texas as well as Ft. Worth Texas, not only for production of legal video depositions, but for civil evidence photography, day in the life documentaries, videotape editing of depositions and other video editing, as well as all tort and litigation video tape exhibits.
DAY IN THE LIFE : With proper experience in production and videotape editing, the Day in the Life documentary can be a tool of the highest impact possible for the plaintiff's damage case. Video editing is crucial in all litigation video services, particularly in a day in the life and settlement brochures (or a settlement brochure) or mediation video, aka mediation tapes, mediation presentations, and mediation brochures (or a mediation brochure. Each day in the life video and settlement video is taken with a broadcast quality camera, and edited to the tape format of courtroom presentation preference.
All legal videotape services are highly specialized. We believe that for video documentation services in your cases, a broadcast camera should be used for professional quality in the courtroom.
Videotaped depositions and other demonstrative evidence visuals include still photographic evidence, settlement documentaries and mediation presentations. Settlement video brochures including the video settlement brochure are highly powerful tools for which Accurate Evidence provides both the video production and video post production. All settlement videos are produced with a broadcast quality cameras.
Having served Fort Worth and Dallas since 1983, Accurate Evidence has earned a great deal of respect from court reporters throughout North Texas through deposition videotaping. For every videotape deposition and other video litigation services, our deposition videographers all use broadcast type TV cameras for all video depositions and other forensic taping, such as accident reconstruction and scene reenactments. We take pride in producing the highest quality videotaped deposition in North Texas.
Legal photography including all civil evidence still photography and video deposition rates are well below commercial photographers and typical video deposition companies.
Litigation support in the form of video settlement brochures, Day in the Life videos and mediation presentations are among our expertise, as well as specialized night photographic scene reproduction. Night photos are normally produced in black and white for proper re-creation of lighting.
The reason for broadcast quality cameras is to represent what influences the jury collectively, as well as each individual juror as they receive influence when viewing TV at home.
Every mediation and settlement documentary videotape is produced using broadcast cameras. A video brochure needs careful planning and attention to detail. Our settlement brochures are among the best in the USA.
For trial presentation, video deposition editing is normally done on VHS or S-VHS for the television equipment that is provided by the court or by Accurate Evidence.
VIDEO REFERRALS : Accurate is pleased to be your referral source for court reporters, deposition videography and other legal videography in most major cities throughout the USA. In addition to depositions by videotape, we have a court reporter referral network in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. We help with attorney's services such as videographer referrals and court reporter referrals at no charge. We are happy to refer court reporting services by court reporters or court reporting firms.
Accurate Evidence Legal Video is a specialist in litigation videotape services, and like most court reporters such as dickman davenport henjum goucher hg litigation esquire deposition elite video productions toby feldman dallas reporting marie fuller &associates continental court reporters collins reporting collins realtime reporting digital reporting digital court reporting alliance reporting dfw multimedia prefered legal services united american reporting united american reporters mba reporting donna collins wendy ward roberts and other forensic videographers, are a member of the National Court Reporters Association as a CLVS, Certified Legal Video Specialist by NCRA, Evidence Photographers International Council, EPIC, National Legal Video Association, NLVA, and in years past, a founding member of National Forensic Video Association, NFVA.
Of all the legal video firms, and video deposition firms, we are a legal video firm who is proud to be known not only as a video deposition firm, and our photographic and video production services, but for expert consultation as video consultants, and expert testimony in trial.
The founder is Les Pock, formerly of Haiman Photo Services of Chicago (Brookfield), Illinois.
For attorney support services and other attorney service and legal support services, litigation or other legal proceedings which will present best when videotaped or photographed, contact Accurate Evidence Legal Video at Metro (817) 261-2100.