Digital Court Reporting
Digital court reporting has been around for decades and is now a standard method of capturing depositions and courtroom proceedings. Advancements in technology now allow us to capture depositions digitally using several recording methods. The court reporting industry is implementing these advanced digital technologies to ensure that all proceedings continue to take place in a timely manner.
Digital court reporters use state-of-the-art recording equipment to record proceedings, with no fewer than two (2) audio backups, a laptop, audio mixer, and software to identify speakers and keep relevant notes. Digital court reporters continually monitor the volume and quality of the audio. They also take extensive simultaneous notes which are time-linked to the audio, allowing for quick and easy access for “readbacks,” or playbacks.
The power of video is indisputable, persuasive and powerful. While stenographic court reporters try to create a verbatim record of the legal proceeding, the transcript alone do not capture body language, intonation, facial expressions or gestures. A video deposition can help demonstrate the veracity of the deponent by revealing eye contact, tone of voice, witness coaching, and fidgeting.
All Textnet legal videographers shoot in digital format using professional-grade, high-definition cameras. A simultaneous audio backup is recorded in digital format for redundancy.
In addition to deposition videos, videographers are trained to shoot high-definition day-in-the-life videos, mediation or settlement videos, and site inspections. Our videographers are also trained in editing for trial and mobile videoconferencing.
Textnet draws from its comprehensive database of skilled, professional court reporters for its legal transcription services. Our transcription of the official record is completed directly from the video file after the proceeding giving our transcriptionists the best opportunity to transcribe the most accurate transcript.
Certified court transcriptionists are highly skilled professionals who are well versed in legal, medical and industry-related terminology gained through years of exposure to civil matters in depositions, trials, and hearings. Your transcription needs are fulfilled with the highest standards of accuracy and expediency.
Textnet offers high-quality transcription services from many media formats, analog or digital, including MPEG, WMV, Flash, FTR, Liberty, CD, DVD, or web link. We will provide you with an estimate and offer our assistance in transmitting various file formats.
We offer affordable and reliable digital court reporting and transcription for arbitrations and hearings. We are a highly regarded and competitively priced digital court reporting vendor for State of Wisconsin.
We have wide-ranging experience in recording and transcribing arbitrations and hearings for many state agencies, including the Wisconsin Department of Administration, Department of Education, Department of Employee Trust Funds, Department of Financial Institutions, Department of Justice, Department of Natural Resources, and Department of Safety and Professional Services.
Mobile Videoconferencing is a cost-effective alternative to traveling hundreds of miles for a legal proceeding. As technology improves by the day, mobile videoconferencing has become a simple, secure, and efficient way to attend or conduct depositions and have expert witnesses testify in the courtroom. A secure web portal allows attorneys and witnesses to attend depositions, trials, arbitrations, and other proceedings in real time.
Mobile videoconferencing is easy to use, only requiring a solid internet connection. Users receive a secure invite to the session, connecting them to the videoconference within seconds. Clients attending by phone-only can directly connect into the mobile videoconference to hear all parties clearly. Users may connect through PC, iPads, videoconference units, and smartphones.