General Frequently Asked Questions

  • vTestify is virtual deposition platform that enables court reporting agencies to provide remote deposition services with an easy-to-use, purpose-built tool that simplifies the workflow for your attorney clients.
  • Using your computer and webcam, the vTestify platform records remote video testimony and streams the video deposition to the cloud, while allowing you to introduce PDF exhibits onto the record. Both audio and video are encrypted, with the video record available immediately upon completion of your deposition.
  • Yes. The vTestify system can be used for:
    • Interviewing and preparing a witness
    • Reviewing witness testimony at trial
    • Exhibit and evidence authentication
  • vTestify enables you to generate high-quality digital assets of remote depositions.
  • Digital assets include:
    • High quality video recording
    • Stamped exhibits
    • Cloud storage
    • Redundant audio capture for remote participants
    • Speaker isolation
  • vTestify's exhibit management and introduction system allows an attorney, paralegal, or legal assistant to privately upload relevant documents and allows the attorney to choose if and when these documents become exhibits. Exhibits are digitally endorsed with case details and a date/timestamp once they are introduced on the record.
  • The quality of the video and audio is excellent. Neither technicians nor viewers will be able to tell the difference between a standard video deposition recording and one recorded via the vTestify platform.
  • Yes. vTestify video and audio recordings can be exported into standard file types that can be imported into most trial presentation software, including Sanction® and TrialDirector®.
  • Give us a call at (866) 845-1181 to learn more and see a product demonstration. 
  • Yes, anyone who is invited can view the content simultaneously including the attendees.
  • We support up to 5 video participants and 5 audio-only participants per recording. You can also invite up to 30 additional observer streams that are not recorded.
  • The Reporter role can:
    • Create, schedule, and invite parties to the deposition
    • Can begin and end the deposition
    • Controls the start, stop, and breaks for the depositions
    • Can introduce PDF exhibits on to the record
    • Receives uploaded PDF exhibits from both the Witness as well as any attendees
      • These can be reviewed before they are introduced
    • Is the largest video for the witness
    • Has the option to download the deposition video(s)
    • Can download all introduced exhibits
  • The Witness:
    • Defaults to the large viewer window
    • Has a video timestamp on composite video recording
  • The Counsel role has the ability to:
    • Introduce and stamp PDF exhibits on to the record
    • Review video and exhibits
  • Any Attendees can:
    • Can be seen and heard in the deposition room
    • Cannot upload, share, or stamp an exhibit

Legal Questions

  • The notice requirements to use vTestify are typically referenced in state and federal civil procedure as depositions by remote audiovisual, video conference, or telephonic means.
  • No, vTestify is a deposition capture technology for court reporting agencies and videographers. We do not sell deposition services to law firms.

Technical Frequently Asked Questions

  • Windows, Mac, Android, and Chromebook devices supported
  • iPad and iOS are not yet supported
  • Google Chrome or the updated version of Microsoft Edge required
  • Webcam and Microphone required
  • Headphones highly recommended
  • vTestify is compatible with both PC, Mac, and Android devices via the Google Chrome browser with mobile app support coming soon.
  • vTestify works with a variety of consumer grade web cameras, including web cameras that are built into most modern laptop computers.
  • We recommended using the Logitech C615 webcam available on Amazon (or equivalent)
  • vTestify works with a variety of consumer grade microphones, including microphones that are built into most modern laptop computers.
  • We recommend using the omnidirectional Movo MC1000 USB microphone available on Amazon (or equivalent)
  • Before every deposition we recommend that all parties fully test their equipment. Please login to your vTestify account and click on the "Connection Test" button to automatically test your computer, webcam, microphone, and internet connection.
  • The vast majority of office firewalls allow our remote video technology to run and record unhindered. If you work behind a particularly robust corporate firewall feel free to call or email us.
  • vTestify has multiple redundancies in place to protect testimony from poor connections. These include:
    • Lower bandwidth requirements
      • vTestify uses the latest video technology which requires less bandwidth for HD video than traditional means.
    • Video backup
      • Video is first sent to our servers for storage immediately that way, in the event that a party does not see or hear what is said, it is still saved on the record.
    • Low bandwidth mode:
      • In the event that a connection cannot support video, vTestify switches to an audio-only mode for that party. This allows for testimony to continue uninterrupted and video is typically still recorded.
  • Both the audio and video streams are encrypted end to end and protected by industry standard AES-256 technology.
  • vTestify testimony is created and stored as an industry standard .mp4 file format.