VDEPO meets the needs of individuals and companies specializing in the production of video depositions. Its size, weight and feature set make it the most versatile and cost-effective deposition recording solution in the industry.
Significantly, you can record the switched ‘program’ and simultaneously record up to three individual inputs, with all files saved on the hard drive. This eliminates the cost and hassle of external recording units.
All the system components are contained in a single ruggedized Pelican shipping case. The small form factor Dell OEM computer (14.5” x 16.5” x 6.5”) weighs 16 pounds and includes a convenient carry strap with handle. It’s designed for quick and easy setup and operation, and is virtually noiseless.
It has four HDMI inputs to accommodate multiple sources during testimony. It includes a small, high-resolution 15.6” touch screen monitor and a second 12” monitor so you can set the VDEPO chassis at your feet with only the small monitors on the table.
It also supports NDI in and out which is especially useful for laptops and other computer sources.
When you start a new session, choose from 12 layouts for PiP (Picture-in-Picture) display for the deponent’s camera. The 4:3 Upper Right (cropped) is the default selection. You can move and resize the window in real-time during a session. Enter the deponent’s name, click SAVE, and your session will begin.
The interface is large and intuitive, with on-screen monitoring of up to four sources. These typically include the deponent camera, a tabletop document camera, and one or two laptops or tablet computers.
The deponent camera always appears in the PiP window unless you click Input 1. Then the deponent camera goes full screen, hiding the PiP window. Click any other input and that becomes the full screen background image, and the deponent’s PiP window reappears. The in-room monitor can display the program output with PiP … or display a gray placeholder where the PiP is active on the program being recorded.
The system includes a ruggedized case with wheels and extension handle. There are customized foam cutouts for system components, with room for additional items like a document camera, microphones, cables, etc.
The File Browser and Preview windows let you search for, select and display both CLIPS and DOCUMENTS before showing them on-screen. Use the full-text search engine to quickly locate files by key words. This powerful functionality saves lots of time by minimizing the need to introduce evidence using cumbersome external devices.
Preview clips while monitoring audio. Select a Start position, and click the TO PGM button to display the clip in the active deposition Program window. There is a multi-input audio mixer, and you can monitor clip audio by headphones and cue to a particular part of the clip before showing it on-screen.
Use the Selection rectangle to define a bounding box in a DOC or CLIP. Release the mouse the the selected section will zoom full screen beneath the deponent PiP window. Then use the Hi-Lite rectangle to select an area you wish to emphasize on the zoomed image.
Display the Program Out, with PiP, for real-time viewing and interaction at remote sites. This built-in capability is the latest addition to VDEPO’s extensive list of features and functions.
This integrated option displays real-time on-screen titling while creating text files for final review.
Deliver highly accurate draft transcriptions (25 or 26 lines per page) to attorneys immediately after the deposition.
Provide draft transcription with proxy video editing utility for scopists to make final text changes for submission to the court, with text/video time code stamps for displaying selected text and full resolution video in trial.