Product offerings

StoryCloud offers a secure platform for content creation and sharing. The flagship product, Video By, provides litigators with an inexpensive nationwide video deposition service. Video By is offered as a turnkey solution with an on-site videographer.

In addition to the video deposition solution, StoryCloud also provides a secure and encrypted file sharing platform called Share By. Files of unlimited size can be stored, viewed and shared with granular control of access through an easy to use permissions model.


Video By Product Overview

Using an iPad, the StoryCloud platform saves the content to the internal disk drive and streams the video deposition to the cloud. While streaming, both audio and video are encrypted “on the wire.” This means the content is safe and secure the moment it leaves the iPad.

After the video deposition is completed, anyone with proper credentials can login from any web browser using two-factor authentication. After the video is synced, the transcribed text can be viewed and searched for keywords or downloaded to any media, including a thumb drive, CD / DVD.


Product Benefits

  • Solidify the attorney client relationship by saving clients $1000 for every video deposition
  • Low cost video depositions create additional opportunities to settle a case
  • Plaintiff attorneys save out-of-pocket expenses
  • Video can be viewed in real time and immediately after the deposition
  • Content is secured and encrypted in the cloud, preventing unauthorized access
  • Small mobile footprint of equipment makes it easy to set up for remote depositions or while traveling
  • Video depositions now become an essential ingredient for settlement and trial regardless of case size

 

HOW IT WORKS

In the office of the deposition, there are the following components.

First, the iPad tablet rests on a small tripod several feet away from the deponent. Within the iPad is the StoryCloud depos app which has been preloaded from the Apple store. The app captures the audio and video content of the deposition. 

Depending upon requirements, StoryCloud will use either a single digital USB microphone or 4 analog lavaliere microphones. In both cases, the microphones clearly record all audio content from the deponent, plaintiff's attorney, and the attorney for the defendant.

For more information, please see StoryCloud FAQs.


Share By Product Overview

Using any web browser, a credentialed user can upload, view and share files. The home page enables a user to easily drag and drop content into the portal. Once the content is uploaded to the server, the user can share and control access through dynamic links. The links can then be ascribed with a series of permissions located at the bottom of the screen to determine how the content is consumed. Permissions include: view count, duration, location and calendaring.

Also available is an elegant directory structure and analytics which simplifies the process of searching for content, re-sharing, viewing and analyzing usage.

Share By

Product Benefits

  • Simple, secure and encrypted platform for large video files
  • Content easily shared and controlled
  • Inexpensive or free depending upon usage model and storage requirements 
  • Available from any web browser

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More Reliable and Less Expensive Video Depositions

Kenneth J. Kalb, CEO, StoryCloud
January 2017
 

Video depositions can be problematic, unnecessarily cumbersome and all too often prohibitively expensive. That’s why StoryCloud has introduced an entirely new video deposition platform that is more reliable, secure, remarkably easy to use and inexpensive. 

In the past, a single videographer records a deposition using a traditional video camera and four separate microphones.  The session is often interrupted and halted every two hours to allow for the time limits of recording MPEG1 files on a DVD.  After the deposition, the video content is usually made available to participants days or weeks later by mailing a USB thumb drive, or DVD.  In the event the videographer makes a mistake, improperly framing, focusing, or capturing audio there are no alternatives. The videographer is a single point of failure.

StoryCloud has a better more secure and reliable way.  First, we record the session with a videographer present using a state of the art iPod, or similar Apple device.  The content, which can be continuously recorded for more than 32 hours, is stored immediately on the Apple device at a rate of 1 gigabyte per hour.  The content is in a native high definition MPEG4 format.  Next, unless unusual circumstances dictate otherwise, we use a single high performance microphone to capture the audio for all participants. Modern audio technology is capable of producing extremely high quality sound in medium sized conference rooms with many participants. 

But a single person behind the camera can still make a mistake, and that’s where StoryCloud’s 30 years of experience in building highly available fault tolerant telecommunications equipment for Cisco, Lucent, Ericsson, Alcatel, as well as its intellectual patent portfolio of three recently issued patents and nine more pending, come in to play.

While the video and audio are being recorded on the local Apple device during the deposition, StoryCloud connects the system on a Wi-Fi network to the cloud.  Sending small amounts of data (less than one half a megabit per second), the software double checks the videographer using powerful and proprietary algorithms to insure that the content is in focus, properly lit, framed correctly and that the audio can be clearly heard. This means that if the videographer blinks, or happens to fall asleep, we catch it. Simply, this advanced technology enhances the performance of people; making the product vastly more reliable. 

Moreover, depending upon the available bandwidth, the video can be streamed to the cloud during the deposition, or immediately thereafter. At all times during the process the content is safely stored on the local camera, and secure and encrypted when streamed to the cloud. In all cases, it is made available within 24 hours after the deposition.  Downloadable file formats include MPEG1 and MPEG4, as well as, audio WAV and MP3 files.

Most importantly, StoryCloud makes this vastly more reliable and easier to use platform available at an all day, 8-hour rate of approximately $600, which is a fraction of the price most attorneys currently pay for an all day video deposition.