Why use video? Affordable, professional video recording and editing equipment has made it possible to bring a wide range of videographic evidence into the courtroom. Video has proven to be a valuable, time saving, and cost effective means of presenting evidence and testimony. Litigation teams can now bring the "scene of the crime" or the "damages claimed" into the courtroom for presentation to the judge and jury.
Video depositions are the most truthful way to allow a jury to see and hear the evidence when a key witness is unable or it's impractical to appear in court. Video captures the verbal and visual subtleties of a witness' testimony that paper transcripts cannot convey.
Other types of video evidence can give you a distinct advantage and strong leverage when preparing for or presenting at trial. Settlement brochures and "Day-in-the-Life" documentaries are powerful communication tools that persuasively convey your clients' damages and injuries.
Presenting video in a courtroom helps you deliver a more polished and cohesive case helping you to retain the jury’s attention and aiding you in closing the gap between communication and understanding.
Why use Digital Video Deposition Services? The videotaping of vital information by a professional, disinterested third-party is the preferred and most reliable method of preserving testimony or reconstructing an event when building a successful case.
As the eyes and ears of the jury, DVDS videographers are trained to adhere strictly to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Federal Rules of Evidence which govern the videotaping of depositions. Admissibility of your videographic evidence is vitally important. Certification insures that your videographic evidence is properly recorded, prepared, produced, and ready to be presented in a court of law.
DVDS videographers are certified by the American Guild of Court Videographers meaning you get professional service and added insurance against possible impeachment of your videographic evidence.
In addition, Bevin Armistead has been commissioned by the State of Virginia as a Notary Public making him an Officer of the Court with the authority to administer oaths as allowed by the Virginia Code of Civil Procedure.