Boston, MA, 3 Sep 2021, ZEXPRWIRE, Valed Video is a video production company offering a wide array of services including corporate and live events. They are also certified for legal videography. Using state-of-the-art equipment for quality production, the agency recently shared why litigation video is vital in depositions.
Many attorneys report witnesses are more forthcoming in video depositions than in depositions that are not videotaped. A person may be more in tune with the idea that a fact finder will be evaluating their willingness to respond to questions in a video rather than a written transcript.
A video deposition demonstrates an expert’s demeanor, eye movements, fidgeting, and other behaviors that help to determine truthfulness. A video deposition is filled with far more information than simply words on the page.
A video allows the fact finder to observe other information not recorded in a paper deposition. If a lawyer signals their client in any way, the video captures that. This may mean something if a witness gets answers from the lawyer, rather than providing one without seeking a hint.
A video deposition provides the fact finder the opportunity to compare like with like. The fact-finder can evaluate the expert’s demeanor and tone in the video deposition and compare it to the expert’s live testimony. This additional context can lead to conclusions of inconsistent testimony. Video deposition impeachment is also far more likely to keep the fact finder’s interest than a recitation from a deposition transcript.
A video deposition provides both lawyers with valuable information about the witness. Namely, it can reveal how a witness will present before a jury. Some people are naturally better public speakers than others. If a person doesn’t present well at a video deposition, they are unlikely to present well before a jury. This should inform the lawyers as they discuss a possible settlement.
In some cases, a video deposition can save a litigant a significant amount of money. For example, suppose a doctor in Louisiana has to shut down his practice for three days to fly to Minnesota to testify about a rare medical condition. In that case, that will cost the party calling the doctor a significant sum. Suppose the doctor is instead allowed to testify by video deposition. In that case, this three-hour process will cost considerably less, thus making the witness accessible to a party without breaking the bank.
About Valed Video
Valed Video is one of Boston’s most established video production companies. It has been serving the New England area since 1977. From consumer to corporate, they offer a full line of video production services, including World Wide Video Conferencing. They are also certified to provide a wide range of legal video services.
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