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  2. In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to participate in an AGCV Webinar so that you have a smooth experience during our interactive events. If you have any questions, you can always: Check out our support portal - support.agcv.com Send us an email - info@agcv.com Learn More & Register
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  5. Join the AGCV on this very special Q&A for court reporters, videographers, trial technology specialists, paralegals, and more that are interested in becoming a deposition videographer. We'll answer some of the most pressing questions you have, such as: Where do I start? Is certification a requirement? What equipment do I need to start? What level of experience do I need? Who would my potential clients be? Can I expand beyond just deposition video? If you have another question on your mind, shoot us an email at answers@agcv.com. We'll do our best to answer them all! If you can't attend, but you're interested in the content, go ahead and register. We'll send out a link to the recording of the event as soon as it is available. Learn More & Register
  6. Join the AGCV on this very special Q&A for court reporters, videographers, trial technology specialists, paralegals, and more that are interested in becoming a deposition videographer. We'll answer some of the most pressing questions you have, such as: Where do I start? Is certification a requirement? What equipment do I need to start? What level of experience do I need? Who would my potential clients be? Can I expand beyond just deposition video? If you have another question on your mind, shoot us an email at answers@agcv.com. We'll do our best to answer them all! If you can't attend, but you're interested in the content, go ahead and register. We'll send out a link to the recording of the event as soon as it is available. Learn More & Register
  7. Has anyone on this forum ever tried to market directly to a(n) insurance compan(ies)y? If so, what corporate group did you target or who did you target, what level in the organization where they at and what worked/didn't work? Thanks
  8. Join us this month as we discuss Synchronized Deposition Video. Send your questions to answers@agcv.com. If you are an AGCV Member, this event is absolutely free. Make certain that you are logged in to your account to register at no cost. Learn More & Register
  9. Video Conference depositions are convenient for clients, but they pose their own hurdles for videographers and reporters to deal with, both technical and logistical. Join Jason Wietholter as we discuss the pros and cons of video conference depositions, talk about how best to integrate your equipment into the video conference environment, and how to extend your capabilities and grow your service offerings by teaming up with video conference providers. Learn More & Register
  10. What are your HD Deliverable Encoding Bit Rates?

    Craig, the likelihood is the size of the video display aspect ratio is not creating your "syncing" issue. I sync 720x480 MPEG-1 all the time without any problems. I often use YesLaw instead of Timecoder, however, which may be the difference maker as to why I don't see issues with this specific size and codec. Jan Ozer talks about the old Power of 0.75 formula in the linked article. It will give you a good starting point on calculating an appropriate bitrate for your larger MPEG-1 video, based on what you think is good at the smaller 352x240 DAR (display aspect ratio). You can make HD MPEG-1 video. It falls well within the spec. MPEG-1 does not support interlaced video, and it's not as efficient (small versus quality) when compared to a properly encoded for legal video MPEG-4.
  11. There are three, primary aspects of the legal video field. At the AGCV, we have positioned our Certification Courses to support these three, key areas of emphasis. Join us as we take a look at each one and break them down a little bit so that you know what to expect and how your career can progress through these three phases of legal video. Learn More & Register
  12. AVCHD, AVI, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-3, MPEG-4, H.265, WMV, Ogg Vorbis, FLV, 3GPP, the list goes on and on... Making sense of which video file format to choose is only the first step. Then you have to consider frame size, pixel aspect ratio, GOPs, constant bit rates, variable bit rates, multipass encoding... Again, the list goes on and on. Join Jason Wietholter and the AGCV as we break down deposition video deliverables to make them easy for you to produce and easy for your clients to work with. Learn More & Register
  13. What are your HD Deliverable Encoding Bit Rates?

    I think the big issue is what the clients can actually play on their computers. MPEG-1 is by far the go to deliverable. It plays on any computer. I've been experimenting on delivering MPEG-1's at 720x480 @ 2mbps audio @ 2kbps. The video looks great at full screen. The issue we have been having with that is the auto-synching with TimecoderPro sometimes is off. I asked TCP about that and they said it would work if you were doing it at 4mpbs, I tried it, it didn't work either. MPEG-4 as a deliverable is the way to go in my opinion. However, most people don't know that MP4's only play in WMP 12. The very first time I delivered in MP4 I got a call from the attorney saying he couldn't play it on his older computer. I had just found out about MP4s not being able to play in older WMP's and told him about that and fortunately he asked if VLC player would work, which it does. From that point I decided to go back to MPEG1 deliverables and not have to worry about the frantic call from an atty in trial pissed off because he couldn't play the video. The old saying if it ain't broke don't fix it really apply's here.
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  15. Check out this article about how courts in the UAE are using technology to increase access and speed to litigators and litigants. https://www.khaleejtimes.com/nation/dubai/e-trials-video-conferencing--uae-courts-take-smart-leap-
  16. Attorneys and firms are looking for ways to cut costs and make better use of their budgets. Simultaneously, other stakeholders and members of the litigation team are trying to find ways to keep their finger on the pulse of the testimony coming out of depositions. Wouldn't it be great if you could offer a service that would add to your bottom-line while, provide more flexibility for your clients, all while simultaneously saving them money?! Join Jason Wietholter as he walks through how to stream your deposition video to clients and other viewers. In this 2-hour webinar, we will discuss the equipment necessary, the servers/services that will help to host your stream, and how to provide your client with a delightful experience that will make them want to use you again and again. Learn More & Register
  17. Canopus Digital <>Analog converter. Model ADVC-100. Used lightly, like new (I retired before I had the chance to use this very much.) I used this for video conversion between different formats. New is $399. Asking $200. •DV converter designed for NLE. Convert your S-VHS, Hi8 and 8mm analog tapes to DV in one simple step. The converted DV streams are transferred to your PC or Mac via IEEE1394 (i.Link, FireWire) and edited using your favorite photo/video application. •Other converters can lose audio/video sync when converting longer segments of video. The ADVC-100 is the first affordable DV converter that supports locked audio when converting from analog to digital, assuring perfect audio and video synchronization •The ADVC-100 features Canopus' award-winning DV codec technology, found in AVID's Xpress DV software and the full line of Canopus DV capture cards. •Digital Video in/out: 6pin S200 (200Mbps), 4pin S200 (200Mbps)Analog Video in/out: NTSC (525/60), PAL (625/50) S-video, compositeAudio in/out: stereo unbalanced line levelSampling Frequency: 48kHz/16bit/2ch, 32kHz/12bit/4ch * Input line auto select* 720x480 analog output* YUV output* NTSC/PAL support* front, back analog in* 2 DV jacks* Color Bar output* 48kHz/16bit audio* 32kHz/12bit audio If interested, please call Micki at 830-895-5711 or email micki@adhocgroup.net
  18. I'm curious as to what specs you typically use for delivery of media files to clients. Answer the questions in the poll and feel free to leave any comments further explaining your settings. Thanks!
  19. I'm curious as to what specs you typically use for delivery of media files to clients. Answer the questions in the poll and feel free to leave any comments further explaining your settings. Thanks!
  20. Deposition Video File Size Calculators

    Very cool. Thanks Jason!
  21. Panasonic AG-AC160 CUT RATE SALE

    I believe it is a 160A model. I have been talking to a few folks and I think the best way to sell the equipment is face to face transaction. I am currently in Panama City, FL but travel around the area, especially to Central and South Florida. If you are still interested please email me. JSG
  22. Yep, I echo Jason's statement. My comment about the reporter audio linked to the transcript was a reference to their software recording the audio feed with internal timestamping, nothing to do with us or our timecode. Also keep in mind that sound cards come in all different flavors. The levels that work for one reporter won't necessarily work for the next. Sometimes their is also a need to adjust the internal recording settings on the reporters laptop. Depending on their technical ability, that can make them uncomfortable because they likely have their specs set up for the external mic they usually use. If you do assist them in changes, make a note of it so they can return them to previous settings after depo. Some reporters take the feed into their laptop, others take it directly into their writer, I don't really know the specifics why they choose one or the other. Hope this helps.
  23. Hey everyone, I have put together a few deposition video file size calculators that you are free to use and share with others that might need it. Let me know if there are any other quick reference resources that we at the AGCV can work on.
  24. Panasonic AG-AC160 CUT RATE SALE

    I will buy the camera at the price you indicated, which includes shipping. ($1900) I am in St. Louis, btw. My only question is: it is my understanding that the 160 "a" is for north america. without the "a" in the model number, does that mean it is for a PAL system or will not, in some way, work with a north american legal videographer system? thx
  25. Panasonic AG-AC160 CUT RATE SALE

    Will get back to you...send me an email for further discussion
  26. Panasonic AG-AC160 CUT RATE SALE

    Is the date & time stamp in the correct position or is it higher up, in the undesirable position that can be a problem with this model camera?
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