Realtime is receiving a live feed of the proceedings whether you are in the same location as the reporter or remote.
Live assurance that an answer actually reads in print the way you thought
What you need to know about realtime:
- REALTIME: Realtime is a live feed of the proceedings that you receive on an electronic device whether you are in the same location as the stenographer or remote.
- STREAMING: Participants in a remote location (your trial team room, your office, another country, and more.) receive streamed realtime over the Internet. This is an excellent cost-saving measure for your client. Instead of flying in your expert, you can stream the realtime testimony to them. Please provide the email address for anyone who will receive the realtime stream.
- VIEWING REALTIME: You need a realtime browser to view the live feed from the stenographer. This could be software installed on a computer, a link in a Web browser, or an app on a mobile device. Two common realtime browsers are Bridge Mobile and CaseViewNet. Read the Bridge Mobile Printed User Guide or the CaseViewNet FAQ.
Litigation support companies also produce realtime browsers, such as Summation and LiveNote. However, it’s best to use a browser created by the same company as the stenographer’s software. Stenographers can make corrections during breaks or pauses, and if you’re on a compatible browser, the corrections will update live on your screen.
- INFORMATION: Please provide case-specific word lists or phrases to Phipps Reporting in advance of the proceeding. This is essential to getting a good realtime feed. Robaluzy may be a well-known expert in the case, but the stenographer’s database will translate it as ROBE/LOOSY without an advance word list.
Items to send for a good realtime feed:
- Answers to interrogatories
- C.V. if an expert witness is being taken
- Reports produced by a witness
- Motion and corresponding case law, and response if hearing or trial
- Deposition taken previously in the case
- Witness lists if it’s a trial
Realtime helps you instantly confirm what you think was said is part of the record. A draft transcript is a clean-up version of notes. A final transcript, including daily delivery, can be cited or used in cross examination. Learn how you can use a draft of realtime.
At the proceeding:
Stenographers often refer to realtime as “writing naked” because the record appears immediately for everyone to see, without the opportunity for correction beforehand. Receiving a quality realtime feed requires the attorneys, the stenographer, and other participants to work together.
- Arrive early to connect to the realtime hardware and software.
- Keep in mind that any untranslated or mistranslated text will be corrected in your certified transcript.
- Speak loudly and clearly, one at a time, and at a reasonable pace. Stenographers can take down the record at 180+ words a minute, which translates to three or more words per second, but at greater speeds, the realtime is less readable.
Watch this video to learn how to get the most from any realtime feed you receive:
This is receiving realtime over the Internet at a remote location such as your trial team room, at your office, or in another state or country. This is an excellent cost-saving measure for your client. Instead of flying your expert in, you can stream the realtime testimony to the expert. All you need to do is provide us the e-mail addresses of anyone wishing to receive the realtime stream.
A realtime browser is what you need to either have installed on a computer, a link to utilize in a Web browser, or an app on an iPad, iProduct or an Android in order to view the proceedings that the court reporter is taking down. Think of a browser in the same sense as you view the Internet through a browser; i.e., Internet Explorer or Firefox. There are browsers that are put out by court reporting software companies which are called Bridge Mobile or iCVN, to name the two main ones [See Product Video Demos Below]. Now, while there are browsers put out by litigation support companies for attorneys and their firms, such as Summation and LiveNote, the best realtime product you can receive is viewing through a browser which is put out by the software of the reporter you are utilizing. The reason why is as a reporter takes down testimony, they try to edit during pauses or breaks and make dictionary entries for the names that are not translating properly, a multitude of things. When these changes are made, if you’re on a compatible browser, it will refresh on your screen. This is a term we call autorefresh but you may like to think of it as live updating.
This is ESSENTIAL to getting a good realtime feed. Please provide case-specific word lists or phrases to the assigned reporter in advance of the proceeding. This will help ensure that the reporter knows your case almost as well as you do. Dr. Robaluzy may be a well-known expert in the case, but the reporter’s database will translate as ROBE/LOOSY without your helping the realtime reporter build their dictionary.
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