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January 29, 2007 at 2:33 PM #39446AnonymousInactive
Hello, I am interested in your opinions, reasoning, and recommendations for professional equipment and software for the legal video field. Best for the money, ease of use and state-of-the-art technology. 😉 Thanks, V
January 29, 2007 at 3:00 PM #170467AnonymousInactive
According to brochures for the Panasonic models AG-DVC30 and AG-DVC60, they have a feature which allows superimposing the date/time onto the image as you’re shooting.
Quoting from their brochure:
This is especially useful and in many cases a
requirement for depositions, court reporting and surveillance
recordings. The date and time cannot be replaced during dubbing or
editing operations, as can happen with most other cameras.
Hope this helps. 🙂
February 26, 2007 at 3:45 AM #170468AnonymousInactive
I roll with
2 "consumer" camcorders – low light action (working in the light of someone’s home) is often more useful than quality -I still use old TRV 900s
a small 1/2 rack with:
2 DVD recorders, one Polaroid Hard Drive recorder, 2 VHS recorders – you keep the HD copy, each attorney gets 1 VHS and 1 DVD
small pack of 500w lights
table PZM mic (channel 1) and shotgun/camera mic (channel 2)
clock for the table with both date and time on it – large BRIGHT LED display readable when placed over the deponee’s shoulder
show up with the rack wired and (if you’re a geek like me) the tripods are actually monopods strapped to the rack…with fold out feet that mean they could stand on their own
both cameras are rolling simultaneously, tripod-locked on to the deponee (the one answering questions), each recording to its own tape (back EVERYTHING up). Date/time stamp is turned on if possible.
Bill all this at $100/hr and consider it a win – $600/half day and $1,000 full day. Do it 4 days a week and take long weekends!
Make sure you also offer courtroom playback – own or be able to rent 32" lcds, and have a PC with software for playing back every format of document.
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