Our services include: condensed transcripts, word indices, and ASCII, Word or dirty diskettes upon request, transcripts in any time frame desired, “realtime” reporting using Live Note® or any application that you prefer, legal videography and editing and video conferencing at our Richmond and Charlottesville locations.
“Realtime” as a computer term means “happening right now, in present time.” In a deposition or trial setting, realtime programs are a means of having the court reporter’s notes made into plain English just seconds after the reporter enters them on their stenographic writer, and then broadcasting this text to the attorneys’ computers where it is captured by a special program.
Realtime court reporting is a cooperative venture between the reporter and the attorney. The reporter’s computerized transcription system translates the stenographic markings in real-time and transmits the text along a cable. The attorney or attorneys present can receive or capture this text using any program designed for this purpose.
With technology continually advancing in the courtroom, the need for videotaped depositions is constantly increasing. A professionally-produced video can add immeasurable impact to testimony. For example, the witness’s demeanor, body language, facial expressions and vocal inflections, which cannot be visualized by the ordinary printed word, come to life on video.
All speaking parties at a deposition are wired with separate lavalier-style microphones that are extremely sensitive to vocal nuances.
The separate voices are routed to a sound mixer where they are balanced in volume before being recorded onto the videotape.
Our videographers are trained to place the witness alone in a medium head and shoulder shot. A time and date stamp is printed to every tape. Upon request, exhibits can be placed in a close-up shot.
Our video technicians are professional legal video specialists. Their experience and knowledge will translate into a smooth experience for you, your witness and your client.
Digital Video text synchronization enables users to very quickly & easily access, edit and present video deposition clips. Text synchronization is the process of synchronizing the digital video to the court reporter’s transcript. This creates the ability to instantly find a specific part of the video simply by entering a page and line number within the transcript. There’s no need to waste time fast forwarding and rewinding videotape trying to find testimony.
CART or Communication Access Realtime Translation is the instant translation of the spoken word into English text using a stenotype machine, notebook computer and realtime software. The text appears on a computer monitor or other display. This technology is primarily used by people who are hearing-impaired or who are learning English as a second language.
The Americans with Disabilities Act specifically recognized CART as an assistive technology which affords “effective communication access.” Thus, communication access more aptly describes a CART provider’s role and distinguishes CART from realtime reporting in a traditional litigation setting.
Cavalier Reporting has provided CART services for the University of Virginia School of Law, the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind and University of Virginia School of Medicine. Currently Cavalier Reporting is providing CART services for Washington & Lee University and the Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
For further information on CART services, please contact us to discuss how CART may help you or your loved one.