How long does YOM store videotapes of official video recorded depositions?
Posted by YOM Staff
How long are videotapes of official video recorded depositions stored for?
YOM stores videotapes for 6 months or longer when specified by a court order
Unless parties specifically request it, the reporter's audio backup files are not stored or maintained since they are not the official record of the deposition. Recordings of videoconferences, if they are made, are generally treated the same way. By contrast, where the required notice and recording procedures have been followed for a video recorded deposition, the rules require that the original recording be maintained through the duration of the action. YOM follows the requirements of Civil Rule 30(b)(8)(H), which mandates that the videographer retain the original video recording for six months after the final disposition of the lawsuit, as well as the Certified Legal Video Specialist guidelines, which are more stringent. Attorneys or parties who want the original video recording stored for longer should present YOM with a stipulation signed by all parties or with a court order to store the recording for a longer specified period.