Legal Visual Services

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FAQ

Q. What software programs do you format your video/text synchronization for?

We synchronize the transcript and video for use in all the major litigation support and trial presentation programs including Sanction II, TrialDirector, Visionary, LiveNote and Summation. Our videos are easy to operate – when you insert your CD or DVD into your computer, a menu will automatically run. From this menu, choose your program of choice and you will be taken to the files for the program you are using.

Q. How much time in advance do I need to contact you before trial?

As soon as you are aware of a need for our services, please contact LVS to set up an initial consultation and begin the process. Ample lead time ensures we are able to provide you with the best service possible, as well as allowing you time for revisions and additions. However, we do understand the quick time frames of the business and are able to offer solutions for limited turn-around times.

Q. What presentation software do you work with for trial?

TrialDirector from InData is our primary trial presentation platform. This software provides for a variety of display options and an arsenal of powerful tools to sync and edit deposition video or even save on-screen annotations as new trial exhibits.

Q. Are all of your services provided in-house or do you outsource?

All of our services are created in-house by our staff of designers, video producers and trial technologists. With over twenty-five years of experience in legal multimedia services, your case is in the best hands with LVS’ expert staff.

Q. Do you provide nationwide service?

Yes. LVS has national capabilities, whether it is shooting a video deposition, trial technology or providing trial graphics for a case.

Q. What is a Picture-In-Picture (PIP) deposition?

A Picture-In-Picture (PIP) deposition is one of the most exciting multimedia services currently available to attorneys. PIP combines exhibits and video in real-time using either a document camera or laptop so that the jury sees everything the witness does. Client feedback indicates that courtroom impact is extremely effective when this technique is utilized.

Q. What is the difference between video streaming and video teleconferencing?

Video teleconferencing sends the video and audio feed to a remote user with a similar equipment setup and displays the other party on the screen in order to have a face-to-face conversation. This service is available in our office in high-definition resolution. Beware of consumer grade services, such as Skype ®, as they are generally not secure and may claim ownership of your content.

Video streaming is live video broadcasting over the internet using a secure portal for remote parties to view the event. Video streaming depositions are ideal for corporate counsel or co-counsel who want to monitor the deposition but cannot actually be there.

Q. Are steamed video depositions secure over the internet?

Yes, video depositions are securely streamed through a private password protected secure internet site. During the deposition the feed is continually monitored for usage, ensuring there are not any security breaches.

Q. Are all of your services provided in-house or do you outsource?

All of our services are created in-house by our staff of designers, video producers and trial technologists. With over twenty-five years of experience in legal multimedia services, your case is in the best hands with LVS’ expert staff.

Q. Who runs the visual presentation in the courtroom?

Most of our clients choose to have a LVS trial consultant with them in the courtroom. Our trial consultants are responsible for running the presentation, playing video clips and setting up and maintaining equipment, which leaves the client free to argue their case unencumbered.

LVS does, however, offer training classes for law firms wishing to train a paralegal or litigation support member.

Q. What do I need to do to prepare my case for a digital trial presentation?

The first step is scheduling a meeting with a LVS trial consultant where we will assess your needs and develop a strategy for your case. Secondary steps include organizing your database (exhibits, transcripts and video), creating video clips and developing visual demonstratives (graphics, interactive timelines, etc.).