Beginning on September 19, 2022, Nextpoint users are able to export video clips that they have designated in a transcript. Users can export individual clips, a set of individual clips as separate video files, or a compilation of a series of video clips.
The clips can be useful in many situations such as an opening statement presentation, a replacement for live testimony, or impeachment evidence for a witness and can be completed with little additional effort, right from the app!
To export video clips, first a video transcript must be imported and synced. Additionally, clips can be exported per designation or transcript issue, so at least one must be present prior to exporting clips.
Steps to export a video clip:
- Navigate to the “Browse Clips” section on the right-side panel when viewing a transcript.
- Select the Designation type or Transcript Issue you would like to export from the drop-down menu.
- To export an individual designation/transcript issue clip, click on the icon next to the page/line indicator for the clip you would like to export. Your clip will assemble then export to the location defaulted for downloads on your computer. You can also access your individually downloaded videos under "More" > "My Downloads."
- To export multiple designation/transcript issue clips, check the box(es) next to the clip(s) you want to include and click on the “Export” link below the clip panel. Click the “Export Clips” radio button and then choose between exporting one “Clip Compilation” (with a brief fade out and in between clips) or a set of “Individual” video clips. Clips will appear under “More” > “Data” > “Exports” in your database. You also have the option to export as CSV.
- The total runtime of a series of clips will appear above the clip panel next to the word “Runtime.” Selecting all clips (by checking the box above the clip panel) will return the total time for all clips included in this designation or transcript issue.
We don't recommend using this feature to export entire depositions but rather to export short clips designated as important to your case. One specific limitation of this feature is that clip exports cannot span multiple imported videos. So if a clip begins on imported video 1 (shown as #6 on the screenshot above) and continues into video 2, the clip export will error out. A possible work-around for this issue is to break the clip up into 2 parts (one from the beginning of the clip to the end of video 1 and another from the beginning of video 2 to the end of the clip.
If a clip is not included in the synced video (common for introductory material at the beginning or notes at the end of a transcript and very rarely designated), then the play button and individual export button will not be available for that clip. If it is included in a multi-clip video export, that designation will not appear as a video (as none exists).