Savvy litigators are using video depositions as a powerful discovery tool. At trial, jurors rely heavily on nonverbal communication like eye contact and body language to judge the veracity of a witness, making video testimony invaluable.
A video deposition is like any deposition. A court reporter is normally present to swear in the witness and take the stenographic record. A simultaneous digital video record is taken with the time and date display in the lower portion of the screen. As a precaution, we record redundant systems in the case of equipment failure.
Setting up a video deposition is as simple as picking up the phone and calling Geomatrix anytime between 8 and 5 Monday thru Friday. You can also fax or email your notice so we get all the details needed.
It’s best if you can give us several days’ notice in advance of a deposition, but we are happy to accommodate the frequent “emergency” situation. We are also well-accustomed to cancellations!
We always confirm the video services with a phone call on the day before the recording as well as on the scheduled day. One of our videographers goes to the location, one hour in advance, so we are ready to begin when you, the deponent and other counsel arrive.
At the conclusion of the deposition, we take any copy orders from counsel, who are required by statute to pay for their own copies.
The original recording is returned to Geomatrix for processing, and is released to the noticing attorney on receipt of payment.
We strongly suggest you synchronize your video to the text, but that is discussed in our blog, “Five Reasons to Sync Your Video Deposition.”
- Pick up the phone and dial (203)389-0001. The Geomatrix Productions office is staffed 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
- Email a copy of your Notice of Deposition to: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
3. Fax your Notice of Deposition to: 203-387-8558