Videos in the Courtroom

baltimore-court-reporters-videoThere is a phrase that a picture is worth a thousand words. Imagine how much a video is worth. Using videos and graphics in the court room can help present complex information in a digestible way, giving attorneys an advantage when arguing a case.

Videos can be used in a variety of different ways. One is to assist in presenting a witness. When a witness isn’t available for court, their testimony is often replaced by transcripts. However, transcripts can never full tell a story. They cannot transcribe a person’s tone of voice or demeanor. Replacing a transcript with a video of the witness lets the jury see and hear the witness speak. They can see is the witness is confident and knowledgeable about what they are speaking about. The jury will then get a more three dimension view of the witness and a better idea of who they are as a person. These dispositions can also be synchronized with a court reporter’s transcripts, so that no one will ever miss a word.

Videos of site inspections are also vital, as juries often have trouble picturing a three dimensional location. These videos can show accident scenes, safety hazards in a workplace, and any other location that can’t be simply described using still photographs.

Legal video can also be day-in-the-life videos can show the jury the life of a defendant after a serious accident or medical blunder, to help the jury understand why the case they are sitting in is so important.

Baltimore court reporters provide the highest quality videos to their clients. Videos are a vital tool in the court room and Baltimore court reporting firms want to make sure that their clients have everything they need to win their case.

 

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