Does a videographer replace a court reporter at a deposition?

A court reporter is still necessary to take down an exact transcript of the deposition and to ask for clarification if any words are unclear. This transcript can prove invaluable if any sound is difficult to make out or is even unintelligible on the video. Also, a court reporter is typically needed to swear in or affirm the witness, unless the videographer is also a licensed notary in the state where the deposition is taking place.

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