When you’re ready to start filming depositions, one of the first things you’ll need to do is invest in the right equipment for the job. The ideal equipment for video depositions is reliable and not overly complicated. Here are the products that we recommend for anyone who wants to get started.

This is the most important piece of equipment for filming depositions.  Video cameras are very easy to work.  Just turn it on and press record.

Good quality audio is important for deposition filming.  Most cameras have built-in microphones, but to get the best audio, an external microphone is needed.

Video Deposition Equipment

Tripods are necessary for filming depositions at a stable angle.  They are not as important as the camera you put atop them, but a sturdy built one is more reliable and professional.

Deposition Video Backup

Backup Systems are for creating backups of your video footage.  Redundancy can help you just in case your SD card malfunctions or your camera doesn’t write to the card.

Listening to your audio levels through good headphones can help you check if the audio is clipping or distorted.  You can also make sure each mic is able to be heard equally.

With all the camera equipment needed to film depositions, a camera bag can help you cut down on trips with your equipment.

Legal Videos Backdrop

You may need a backdrop behind your deponent to cut down on distraction objects in the background of your shot.  This can help keep the focus on the subject.

If you have multiple audio sources for a deposition, you need to mix the levels of each microphone.  All microphones need to be heard equally for good quality audio.

Legal Video Gear Cart

If you have a lot of gear, you may need a cart to wheel it to the deposition location.  Any large or heavy items can fit on most carts.  Gear carts make it easy to transport all your gear in one trip.