January 19, 2021
Online depositions are a great way to interview individuals from a distance. If you plan on using this service, you need to remember one important factor: your audio must be of exceptional quality and professionally recorded if you want your appointment to go smoothly. The audio tips given below in this article will help you to prepare for a successful remote deposition that is court-ready whenever you need it.
Avoid Wi-fi Connections
Wi-fi signal is not always as reliable as we would like it to be. If possible, hardwire your connection with an ethernet cord. This ensures that you have a strong, stable internet connection throughout the entire deposition. While Wi-fi will work if you are in a fix, it can result in poor audio quality that can directly impact the professional nature of your remote deposition.
Test Your Equipment Before You Start
Always test your equipment before you start. A 15-second sound check will help identify any potential problems before you start, giving you ample time to make any necessary adjustments to your equipment. Working out the bugs first only takes a few seconds and will allow you to provide a quality deposition with fewer interruptions as well as save you from future trouble.
Keep Things Quiet
Choose a quiet room away from high traffic areas. Put a sign on the door that reads “Quiet Please!” or “Deposition in Progress,” informing people that an important interview is being conducted inside. Inside the room, turn off all electronic devices and make sure everything is in place before the deposition begins. This eliminates the need for shuffling papers and moving items around. Keeping the room as quiet as possible allows for the person being deposed to be heard and understood throughout the recording.
Communicate With Your Technician
Keep the lines of communication between you and your technician open. If a problem arises, it can be taken care of quickly and expeditiously without interrupting the deposition’s flow. Your technician can also provide you with cues indicating the person being deposed may need to speak louder or be clearer when speaking.
Pesky pop-ups and notifications can throw you off track. Eliminating these distractions before you start will help you keep moving in the right direction once you are recording. Turning off push notifications and pop-ups are the best way to avoid most random distractions.
If you have questions about improving your remote video depositions‘ audio quality, contact the staff of Jilio-Ryan Court Reporters today. They are seasoned professionals who understand how important audio is to your video recordings. They have the answers you are looking for and can provide assistance whenever you need it!
Colleen Jilio-Ryan is the Owner of Jilio-Ryan, a Tustin based premiere law consulting firm. The firm along with its certified court reporters is dedicated to providing the highest quality deposition and litigation services to attorneys, insurance companies, and corporations. With her sincere efforts, Colleen is committed to meeting the highest standards of the legal industry, and is an industry leader when it comes to on-time court reporting and deposition scheduling.