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Will legal video shot in a foreign country play correctly in court in the United States?

If you hire a professional, trained U.S. legal videographer based abroad, your legal video record will be shot in NTSC (the U.S. video format) and in keeping with the standards of the U.S. Federal Rules of Evidence. So the answer to this question is yes, provided that you hire the right professional.

Definitely avoid using camera operators or video technicians in foreign countries who have never done depositions before – you’ll find that the video record taken by such individuals may be unplayable in the U.S., requiring an expensive format conversion, or worse, it may end up being considered inadmissible in court.