Courtroom technical equipment setup of audio and video systems
The presentation of audio and video evidence in court, such as from security video cameras, surveillance systems, police body-worn Digital Audio Recorders (DARs) and body worn now video cameras, and 911 calls, requires that the courtroom also be equipped with the latest digital video and audio playback equipment, including high-quality speakers and high-definition, flat screen television video displays. When necessary, an NCAVF courtroom technician can be brought in to set up and operate this digital media playback equipment during trial. DO NOT rely on the court's outdated and low-quality projection screen systems! Our experience in court has shown the bad playback quality and unreliability of court-supplied equipment time and time again. If you wish to see the details of your media evidence -- with clarity for the jury to discern between a wire, a shadow, or a color of light, be sure through testing prior to trial that your playback system is doing what you hope.
NCAVF is often asked not only to research the video and audio playback equipment needed for display in court, but also to assemble the in-court video system and operate the equipment for the duration of the case. This allowed the defense to create on-the-fly changes in their presentations and cross-examinations of witnesses. This flexibility in displaying the recorded video evidence made a huge difference in defending the case.
Keeping the jury engaged -- Rebutting arguments with on-the-spot visual proof was, and is, dramatic and interesting for the jury. In fact, over the course of trial, a jury can grow noticeably weary (and even nap!) when the prosecuting attorney presents his case, but when the defense presents their case, the jury should sit up in their seats with full attention. Video and audio evidence simply makes a case more interesting.