Recording admissible interview evidence requires a camera setup that’s more nuanced than what you use to create videos for friends and family. Your interview recordings must be clear and reliable to hold up in the court of law. Ensuring that your facility has the best system possible will help you collect the evidence you need to ensure that justice is served.
The Difference with IP Cameras
The best practice for modern interview recording rooms is to utilize internet protocol cameras. These are also referred to as IP cameras. This equipment has grown in popularity over the past few years, and for good reason. Unlike analog closed-circuit television systems, IP cameras allow you to work with your facility’s computer network to send and receive data. Most importantly, the video resolution is HIGH DEFINITION.
IP cameras are frequently used for video surveillance, so it’s a natural transition to incorporate them into your interview room. And because these cameras connect right to the internet, they also help to limit your dependence on excessive cables. This in turn can give you more flexibility over your cameras’ positioning in the interview room. It also makes it easier to expand and change your layout with any updates down the road.
Why HD Resolution Matters
Most of us are familiar with high definition video for our television screens. That same function is utterly important for your interview room’s cameras as well. HD video contains a higher number of pixels for each image than older camera setups and delivers clearer content overall.
HD resolution with your IP cameras will allow you to document important personal details and features as you record evidence. Subtle facial expressions can get lost with lower quality images. But an HD camera—with the appropriate lighting for your room—can help document the finer details and visual cues of your interview. For your IP cameras, your HD resolution will be listed as 720p or 1080p. You’ll get more detail from a 1080p system, but a 720p resolution can also work fine for certain spaces.
Get the Best Interview Room Setup
Of course, even if your agency has top-of-the-line camera equipment, your recordings will only be as good as your interview room design. Complications with your camera angles, lighting, or sound recordings can effectively ruin your evidence. That’s why it’s so important to have a flawless setup from start to finish.
At iRecord, we’re not just experts in interview recording technology. We also understand the ins and outs of designing a functional space to conduct your interviews. Agencies rely on our expertise to make sure their systems are installed properly for the high definition recordings they need. We know how crucial it is to have all of your technology working properly for every interview, so we always do our part to ensure your gear is properly placed for ongoing success.
To learn more about how our solutions can meet your team’s needs, please send us a message. Learning about your specific current issues and concerns will help us craft a recording system setup that’s perfect for your site.