Legal Videography

Legal VideoDepositions:
Our NCRA Certified Legal Video Specialists or AGCV certified videographers can assist you with preserving your witness’s testimony on video.  Delivery formats include MiniDV, MPEG1, MPEG2, authored DVD, WMV, AVI, DivX, and MPEG-4.  We provide other enhanced video services, including high-definition iPad and/or document camera picture-in-picture capture, video editing, and video synchronization.  Expedited delivery of all video products is available upon request.
Additional legal video services include:

  • Pretrial Video Preparation
  • PowerPoint Presentations
  • Expert Witness Preparation
  • Will Execution Ceremonies
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Construction Video
  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Settlement Documentaries

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Pretrial Video Preparation: CompuScripts Legal Video Services modern video studio is equipped to handle all your pretrial video editing needs.  We can document, condense, and package your video in a format that is efficient for use in any courthouse.  Please call and discuss your requirements with us.

PowerPoint Presentations: CompuScripts Legal Video Services has degreed business professionals with years of corporate experience in designing, developing, and presenting effective PowerPoint presentations. Let us put our presentation skills to work with your legal team.

Expert Witness Preparation: CompuScripts Legal Video Services uses special video capturing equipment and processes to assist our clients in preparing expert witnesses for trial.  We’ve invested in technology to provide your legal team with instantaneous video review of expert witness testimony, saving you time and money.

Will Execution Ceremonies: Video documentation of the Last Will and Testament of your clients helps establish a ready determination that the various common law and statutory requirements for a valid will were satisfied.  Our certified videographers have the proper training to visually document the testator’s or testatrix’s intent at the time of the will execution.

Prenuptial Agreement ceremony:  Video documentation of the event can be a valuable asset to your client should the marriage be contested at a later point in time.

Construction Video: A properly conducted and documented video survey of property prior to the start of construction by a disinterested third party can save construction companies thousands of dollars in defending or avoiding lawsuits later in time.

The internet has opened the doors to acquiring financing for new construction from afar.  Having bank officials visiting the construction site to verify finished works for construction draws can be an expensive proposition.  Construction draw videos can be used by banks to verify work prior to releasing payment to contractors.  Allow our trained, professional, certified videographers to visually document and certify the amount of work completed to help save you travel time and expenses.

Activities of Daily Living: Day-in-the-life documentaries, also known as Activities of Daily Living (or ADL), portray the damages incurred by a party as a result of an incident that has resulted in a lawsuit.  ADL documentaries must fairly, honestly, objectively and accurately portray how an injured party’s normal routine has been altered.  Our AGCV certified videographers have been trained on how to properly plan, capture, and produce an ADL which preserves the dignity of your client.

Settlement Documentaries: Also called the Settlement Brochure, this style of video can help resolve cases quickly.  Please call us to set up a meeting  on how we can create a settlement documentary that can benefit your client.

Please call or e-mail Bruce Balmer, MBA, CIRM, CLVS, CCVS, with any questions you have concerning our legal video services.

Legal Video Tips

If you use trial prep software:
MPEG-1 plays in any computer.  The normal size is small.  We can make it look like a DVD if you request it.  Some trial packages have restrictions on file size.

If you want to video sync:
MPEG-1 is the default video format.  It’s a small file size.  Seven hours fits on one 4.7 GB disk.

MPEG-4 is a higher video quality format.  It’s also a small file size.  It can be configured to play on an iPad.  It can also be delivered as a high definition synced file.

MPEG-2 is a higher video quality format.  Typically you’ll need one disk for every two hours of video.

DVDs are a higher video quality format.  They play on a TV-top player as well as a computer.  You can make clips from them.

If you want to just view the video in the courtroom:
Ask for a DVD.

If you want to view the video on your tablet or distribute it to an expert witness for viewing:
Ask for MPEG-4 for iPad.

Hi-Definition Video is encoded using a different codec than standard definition video.  It requires a more powerful computer to edit.  If your computer is less than two years old, you should have no issues with creating clips.