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Using Video Testimony During a Trial


Many attorneys use video testimony during a trial in lieu of having a witness testify in person. Once any necessary evidentiary or procedural hurdles are overcome to introduce videos in a hearing or trial, the professionals at TrialSpectrum, Inc., can help create and edit videos that are of superior quality.


Editing Services


Introducing a video for a judge and jury to view may be a good way to grab their attention—but with a few editing tweaks, a video can become even more interesting and captivating. For example, at TrialSpectrum, Inc., our video editing team can zoom in on a witness as he or she is giving testimony. We can also include captions that highlight what the witness is saying. Both zooming in and adding captions are excellent ways to draw a jury’s attention to important pieces of testimony.


In a courtroom, many judges and jurors have difficulty hearing or understanding everything that a witness says on the stand. However, when introducing video testimony, especially video testimony that includes text captions, attorneys do not have to worry about judges and jurors being able to understand a witness. Even if they do not catch everything the witness says, the captions are available for everyone to read.


If there is background noise in a video of the testimony of a party or witness, there is no need to be concerned. At TrialSpectrum, Inc., we are able to edit audio to ensure that your witness’ testimony is clear and easy to understand.


One powerful editing tool is to use the “picture-in-picture” feature. In a video, a picture of an exhibit, a statement, or any other relevant piece of evidence may be inserted in the screen. For example, if a witness is explaining the location where a car accident took place and is looking at a map, a picture of the map may be displayed on the screen as the witness describes the location.


Body Language


With video testimony, a jury is still able to see important nonverbal cues, such as body language, facial expressions, and tone of voice. These factors help a jury determine whether or not a witness is credible and, therefore, whether that witness’ testimony is believable. Although the witness will not be on the stand to give testimony, jurors will still be able to observe how the witness reacts to questioning.


Video Services


At TrialSpectrum, Inc., we offer a range of video services to our clients.


If you would like to rent video equipment, we have HDTVs, projectors, screens, microphone and speaker equipment, and other types of equipment you may need. We regularly check our equipment to ensure it is working properly and rent out only the presentation equipment for use by our clients. We will sit down with you and be sure that you understand how to work the equipment, and we are available for any technical support you may need.


We will ensure that the equipment is set up properly and can capture footage clearly. We will break down all equipment after the presentation has concluded and will process and back up all video / document files to ensure there is no file corruption or video playback errors on the date of your hearing or trial.


Call TrialSpectrum, Inc., Today to Learn About Our Video Services


At TrialSpectrum, Inc., we believe that you will be impressed with the video, audio, editing, and rental services we offer. To schedule a time to discuss these services for your upcoming hearing or trial, give us a call today at 1-800-789-0084 or visit www.trialspectrum.com.

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