Video Deposition’s Role in Litigation

We all know the famous saying “a picture is worth a thousand words.” Well, in today’s visually driven world, a video is worth a million. The legal profession has recognized the impactful power that videos have in both capturing interest and influencing opinions. It is because of this that videography is being used more and more in depositions.

Videotaped depositions can play a major role in the outcome of the litigation process for a variety of reasons. One of those reasons being that video depositions can serve as a substitute for live testimony. For example, if a witness cannot be present to testify in court, his or her videotaped deposition can be played during the trial. Also, in the rare, unfortunate instance that a witness becomes ill or passes away and can no longer testify in trial, a video deposition can preserve his or her important testimony.

Another key role of video deposition is that it can be more impactful to the jury than a mere reading of the deposition transcript. For example, if a witness would happen to alter his or her testimony in court, the videotaped deposition can prove the inconsistencies between the two testimonies. If the jury can actually physically watch the witness answer the same question differently, it could be much more effective than listening to the attorney read the transcript. When watching the video, the jury gets to watch the witness’s body language firsthand, which could be very telling if he or she is being truthful or dishonest.

Many attorneys and law firms are turning to video depositions because they can utilize the clips of video to create engaging, powerful presentations to play during trial. These video presentations bring cases to life, presenting key case facts, important testimony, background information, etc. These presentations can be much more compelling and stand out against the surplus of written transcripts and legal documents. At PohlmanUSA, our certified legal video specialists can create presentations that enhance and convey accurate and authentic details about your case. They can combine diagrams, exhibits, and videos to create a persuasive presentation that is sure to capture the attention of your audience.

At PohlmanUSA, we provide high quality, cost-effect videography services at depositions nationwide. However, we don’t stop there, we also offer trial support services, including: trial playback, video editing, exhibit services, and more. To learn more, call 877-421-0099 or visit: