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Austin Court Reporting & Video provides the most experienced, certified court reporters and legal videographers in the country. Our professionally trained and skilled staff is ready to provide round the clock service to help paralegals and legal secretaries cover depositions in any US City.

When you choose Austin Court Reporting & Video, you are in good hands. We pride ourselves on providing the highest quality services by the most expertly trained and experienced staff. Our job is to make your job easy. Make one call and we do all the leg work. Whether the case requires multiple conference rooms, cameras, interpreters or just a simple one time deposition with a court reporter. we a happy to get everything set up for you. You just tell us the time and place.

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For several years people have wondered whether technology is going to replace court reporters. It’s a worthwhile question and one that gets asked in many industries, not just the court reporting industry. But while relevant technologies—namely voice transcription—have come a long way in recent years, the technology isn’t even close to supplanting court reporters. As it turns out, when you’re in need of an accurate deposition transcript, there is still no substitute for human skill and attention to detail.

For one, automated digital recording technology has the potential to malfunction, which can result in fragmented or missing testimony in the absence of immediate human intervention. Second, transcribing conversation requires human judgment, particularly when multiple people attempt to speak at the same time. Third, voice transcription software fares rather poorly when a speaker has a strong accent, becomes emotional, speaks at a low volume, or speaks very rapidly. And believe us, you don’t need to speak anywhere near as fast as John Moschitta (remember him, from the “Fast Paced World” FederalExpress commercial from the 1980s?) for the recording to become garbled. Voice recognition technology also has a tendency to fail in rooms where there is background noise. And in a worst-case scenario, voice recognition software might even capture an off-the-record conversation and include it in the record, which would obviously disadvantage the affected party.

What has changed in recent years, though, is that the technology that supports court reporters has streamlined the process and made it much easier for lawyers to access and manipulate the materials they need. Of course, not every court reporting agency has the latest in state-of-the-art equipment and technology but many national court reporting firms—like ours—have everything you might want at an affordable price.

That is, we don’t merely provide certified court reporters and certified
interpreters, we also provide:

  • Videoconferencing Solutions
  • RealTime Reporting
  • LiveNote
  • E-Transcripts
  • Online Calendar
  • Online Repository
  • Video Conversion
  • Streaming Depositions
  • Dailies
  • Post-Production Services
  • More

And with all of the above technology, we’re finding it easier than ever to meet the needs of our demanding clients, providing them with top quality transcripts of depositions and other legal proceedings. So whether you’re in New York, Chicago, Atlanta, or Los Angeles—or anywhere else in the United States—we should be your first call.

Need an Interpreter for a deposition in Texas?

One of the best reasons to consider a national court reporting agency is that it can frequently
provide many complimentary services—certified
interpreters, for instance. As you know, many parties to lawsuits and other legal proceedings don’t speak English as a first language—or even a second or third language.

If you’re a lawyer or paralegals this can be a frustrating challenge, as it’s not always easy to find an interpreter who capable of providing interpretation services within the required time frame, particularly if you need someone in a city other than your own.

That’s why we’ve long made it a priority to remove any and all language barriers for our clients and why we take pride in supplying both licensed court reporters and certified
interpreters.

More specifically, we can arrange for interpreting services for upwards of 140 different languages, including Spanish, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Japanese, Russian, and Arabic. Have a need for an interpreter who speaks a much less common language? Anything short of an invented language like Esperanto or Klingonese (the latter is spoken by Klingons in the fictional Star Trek universe, and believe it or not, some people do speak Klingon) we can probably help.

Need a Legal Videographer in TX?

At the same time, more and more of our clients are enlisting our legal videographers to document legal proceedings. For most people, video remains the single-most powerful medium, particularly valuable when a legal matter reaches the courtroom and arguments are made in front of a judge or jury.

Our videographers employ state-of-the-art technology that can capture the most subtle visual details—including positive or negative body language and telling gestures or facial expressions. As we’re sure you know, a single nuance captured on video can make all the difference within the confines of a courtroom or judge’s chambers. That’s why our videographers use top-of-the-line lighting and sound equipment so that our clients always get the footage they need. We typically film using multiple, high-definition cameras in a digital format to provide you with polished audio and video. After the fact, our experienced editors provide other valuable services, including linear editing, nonlinear editing, media enhancement, and audio & video conversion and duplication.

Above all, don’t make the mistake of thinking that anyone with a cell phone camera can film your deposition. It’s best practice to employ professionals who have been trained to shoot videos in a legal setting—professionals who understand the importance of lighting and camera position and have access to the kind of specialized equipment that makes the difference between amateur-looking video and the work of a professional.

Need a Video Conferencing Solution in Ellis County, TX?

Almost as oft-used as our legal videographers are our video conferencing solutions, which are invaluable when it isn’t possible or practical to have everyone physically present in the same location for a deposition, arbitration hearing or mediation session. Thanks to the latest in video conferencing technology you no longer need to be limited by geography—or feel pressure to travel to another city. Veteran trial attorneys know that getting on an airplane to fly to a deposition can be time-consuming and an added hourly expense that clients don’t appreciate. With a video conferencing solution, you can reduce or eliminate travel costs entirely, and save the hassle of coordinating a deposition in an unfamiliar city.

If you need a multi-site video conference solution that’s not a problem either. We have access to hundreds of locations nationwide, and our talented specialists excel at coordinating the logistics for multi-site video conferences. For additional peace of mind, we provide confirmation of all relevant details as soon as arrangements are made.

We take care of the video conferencing setup from soup to nuts, which includes selecting the location(s), finalizing the logistics, supplying and testing all equipment, ensuring Internet access, and linking the locations. We utilize state-of-the-art equipment, all of which is compatible with your laptops, desktops, tablets, and smartphones. Our conference rooms come fully furnished and are equipped with high-speed Internet and hands-free multi-line phone systems, plus all the amenities you expect from a first-class solution. We also provide technical support throughout the proceeding so that you can concentrate on doing the best job possible and not concern yourself with technical considerations.

Need Easy Access to Transcripts in TX?

Over the course of the last 20 years, interpreters have become a larger and larger part of our business. As you know, many parties to lawsuits—especially in major metropolitan areas—don’t speak English. As you also know, it’s not necessarily easy for lawyers and paralegals to find an interpreter capable of providing interpretation services within a limited time frame. That’s why we take pride in supplying interpreters for most any language or dialect you’re likely to encounter in the United States.

We can arrange interpreting services for upwards of 140 different languages, including Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, French, and Arabic. Have a need for an interpreter who speaks a less common language—or a particular dialect? We can help. We also provide sign language services for the hearing impaired.

Need a Court Reporter or a Related Service? Give Us a Call

So if you’re in need of a certified court reporter or any related services, don’t hesitate to give us a call at your earliest convenience. For more than two decades we have been providing licensed court reporters, stenographers, and online case management services to lawyers and corporate legal representatives who need to take a deposition.

We’re one of the most respected national court reporting agencies in the United States, and you can rely on us to meet the needs of your law firm or corporate legal department. Better yet, with our combination of traditional and value-added services, you’ll likely find us to a more cost-effective and convenient option than your current solution. We promise to work hard to earn your business each and every day. Call us now!

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