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Video Court Reporting


Isn't video expensive and only a good choice for evidence depositions?
This is a common misconception. In the past, legal videography was often reserved for only certain types of proceedings, like evidence depositions, as cumbersome equipment and high prices steered many attorneys away from choosing digital solutions. Even today, this remains a popular perception as many big firms still charge exorbitant fees for their video deposition and electronic transcript services. Exhibit 5 is different. We believe that taking advantage of technology is an important factor for success in the modern legal workplace, and thus we strive to keep our services both accessible and affordable. With Exhibit 5, you will receive a FREE video with every proceeding, available 24/7 on our secure and easy to use online repository. We also provide free electronic filing of your videos, transcripts, and exhibits to help keep you organized.
How do I access my free video?
Step 1: Go to, and log in with your username and password
Step 2: Click on your case and scroll down to locate the specific video you are looking to download
Step 3: Click "File Repository"
Step 4: Click the white icon to the right of "WMV Video" to begin download
Step 5: Once your download is complete, open the file, and the video will play via your computer's media player

If you are having difficulty accessing your video, please consult the detailed instructions below or contact our office:

Your free video will be made available on our online repository within 24 hours of the completion of your proceeding. Once the video is online, you will receive an email from a member of our staff indicating that the video is now available to download. To access your video, visit our website,, and log in with the username and password we provided you via email. Once logged in, you will see your proceedings organized by case. Click on a case, and all of the proceedings scheduled with us in that matter will appear below. Once you find the video you are looking to download, select "File Repository." Click the white icon to the right of "WMV Video" to begin your download. Depending on the length of the video and the strength of your internet connection, download times will vary. Once the download is complete, you will be able to watch the proceeding via your computer's media player. If you are experiencing difficulties, it may be related to the make and model of your computer. For instance, Mac users may need to install an alternate media player in order to view the video. We highly recommend downloading VLC Media Player if you are experiencing difficulty with your computer's default video player. Use the following link to download your free copy of VLC Media Player: Accessing your video should be a fairly simple process. However, if you continue to have any difficulty, please contact our office, and we will be happy to help you get your video working.
How do video proceedings work?
Exhibit 5 Video Court Reporting eliminates the need for stenography by offering clients a modern and inexpensive electronic alternative to traditional reporting. Our team of experienced legal videographers will arrive at your office 30 minutes before the scheduled proceeding to set up their equipment. Once all parties have arrived, your digital reporter, a notary public in the State of Illinois, will swear in the witness, and you're ready to begin. Our reporters are happy to accommodate any requests you may have throughout the proceeding and are fully equipped to play back questions and answers at your request. At the end of the day, your reporter will collect all exhibits to be scanned and filed electronically. They will be returned to your office within one week. Immediately following the proceeding, we will begin to upload the video to our secure online repository. The video will be made available for download within 24 hours of the proceeding. If you then choose to order a transcript, our experienced transcript production team will create your transcript straight from the video record.
How do I download transcripts?
  1. 1. Log in to with your username and password
  2. 2. Under "Case Caption," select the case associated with your transcript
  3. 3. Scroll down to locate your witness
  4. 4. Select "File Repository"
  5. 5. Click the PDF icon to the right of "PDF Transcript"
  6. 6. Select "Click Here to Download this Authentic Document"
  7. 7. When prompted to open or save the file, choose "Save"
  8. 8. Navigate to your computer's downloads folder to access your transcript. Transcripts are labeled by job number.

Please note: You must have Adobe Reader installed on your computer to view transcripts. Adobe Reader is available to download for free here,

Google Chrome users, once downloaded, transcripts are easily accessible from your computer's downloads folder. To access your computer's downloads folder, use the following instructions:

PC users: While in Chrome, press "Ctrl + J" to open your downloads folder. Click on the transcript file to open.

Mac users: While in Chrome, press "⌘ + Shift + J" to open your downloads folder. Click on the transcript file to open.

You can also disable Chrome's built-in PDF viewer to download transcripts more easily. To disable the built-in viewer, enter "chrome:plugins" in the address bar, and click "Disable" underneath the entry for "Chrome PDF Viewer."" The Adobe Reader plug-in will automatically be enabled, if you have it installed. Once the built-in PDF viewer is disabled, transcripts will open in Chrome without issue.
What transcript formats are available?
Transcripts are filed along with corresponding videos and exhibits on our secure online repository. Our standard transcript format is a PDF bundle. Your transcript order comes with a fully searchable, full-sized PDF transcript, as well as a condensed version, word index, and ASCII file. Standard turnaround time is 7 to 14 business days. Expedited delivery options are available at an additional charge.
How do I pay?
We accept payment by check or credit card. Please send payments by check to Exhibit 5, LLC, 635 N. Dearborn St., Unit 901, Chicago, Illinois 60654. To pay by credit card, log in to our website with your username and password and click the invoices tab. Payment must be received within 30 days.
How much does e5 charge for its services?
Please contact our office for a rate sheet.
Do you offer high resolution videos as well?
Our office is more than happy to provide you with a high resolution online video file, DVD, or flash drive for a small fee.
Can my video be edited for trial?
Exhibit 5 offers a variety of video editing services for an additional fee. Please contact our office with your specific editing request, and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Do you have reporters available to travel outside the Chicagoland area?
Yes, our reporters are available to travel to Chicago area suburbs. Please contact our office if you have any unique travel requests. Additional travel fees apply.
Where do I find the errata sheet?
For your convenience, Exhibit 5's errata sheet can be found here.
Are Exhibit 5 videographers certified shorthand reporters in the State of Illinois?
Exhibit 5 videographers are not certified shorthand reporters in the State of Illinois. Our videographers, all officers authorized by the state to administer oaths, videotape proceedings as an alternative to traditional shorthand reporting. Videotaped proceedings offer a more comprehensive record of testimony than a transcript alone, and we encourage our clients to utilize the video record in lieu of a transcript as much as possible. We do, however, understand that the written record is still necessary in many instances and make transcripts available upon request.