The Liberty Court Recorder Suite is the most advanced recording technology available designed specifically to capture , record, playback and monitor judicial proceedings. It consist of the following four core products
The Liberty Court Recorder is an audio/video recording program designed to run on a standard PC using the Windows operating system. The Liberty solution can record and playback multiple channels of audio and video (optional) . The system also includes annotations/bookmark and text notes that allow specific events to be found for playback within the recording files using Liberty Court Player.
The Liberty Court Recorder Suite of products records the audio and optionally the video from the proceedings to a PC’s hard drive and simultaneously archived to a central server elsewhere in a network. Real time transcription can be undertaken with multiple transcribers accessing the recording from the server to produce the court record. The recorder can also be remotely operated using the companion product, Liberty Network Monitor.
After a recording is complete, the file may be saved as a PDF file with the associated notes, annotations and media (audio and optionally video). The recordings may also be transcribed or moved to any other PC-compatible storage device. The files may be moved throughout a network just like any other type of file without the use of a database.
The Liberty Court Recorder Suite is uses high quality digital capture technology, using an adjustable compression technology to create clear and crisp multi channel audio recordings. Provided with adjustable noise filters and automatic gain control the recorder provides a proven recording that enables transcription and playback to have the highest level of accuracy provided by any court recording product.
Supporting new digital audio connection, Liberty Court Recorder is designed to operate with a wide range of audio systems deployed into courts, commissions and hearing rooms. Support for analogue, USB devices, Dante, AVB and AES67 audio inputs is provided.
Multiple video can support inputs form a range of devices such as cameras and vision inputs using analogue or IP technologies such as H264. Resolutions of up to 1080p can be supported.
Additional features such as broadcasting and even real time streaming can be enabled on the fly turning your recording systems into all in one recording and broadcasting systems if required.
The Liberty Court Recorder is the primary recording application that is featured packed to meet all the requirements for court recording, whether it is local, distributed or remotely monitored. This dedicated application meets the mission critical recording requirements with the following features:
Competitive packages may claim to be compatible with the various Windows operating systems, but High Criteria has gone a step further. The Liberty Recorder has been submitted to and certified by Microsoft as designed for all of the latest versions of the Windows operating system.
Only those applications certified by Microsoft can display the following Microsoft certification logos.
The recording computer should meet the following minimum specifications for recording up to 8 channels of independent audio:
High Criteria as a software manufacture has a philosophy of ensuring ease of use and simple yet very functional interfaces. Liberty Court Recorder uses the Windows "classic" interface scheme, ensuing that the software is "lite" to install and meets all accessibly standards required by government bodies.
Additionally the interface can be changed to a touch screen interface for use with Windows based tablet systems, such as Microsoft Surface.
The Liberty Recorder can optionally, simultaneously, capture and record up to four independent video camera streams, along with the multichannel audio and the notes associated with the recording. Video is now becoming an
important part of court recording allowing operators to visual what is occurring in the room as opposed to reviewing detailed bookmarks.
With the Liberty system, the four video streams are recorded separately and independently, but saved into the same recording file as the audio and the notes.
The video recording does not use a multiplexer device, Liberty system records up to four complete and separate video streams that can be viewed independently during and post recording.
Each stream is played back in a separate Window and each such Window can be sized appropriately.
Recording up to 4 complete video streams eliminate the need to have video follow audio systems, which are complex to integrate and can miss important exchange as the video switches between each party that is speaking.
The video can also be used for real time remote monitoring purposes, eliminating the need for a dedicated CCTV systems to view the proceedings within the centralised monitoring room.
from both standard cameras and IP cameras installed in the courtroom.
High Criteria recommends IP cameras from Axis or H264 encoders from Wyrestorm
The Liberty Court Player provides playback facilities for your recording files. The application is FREE to download and use, and can be installed on as many machines as required license free. It meets all main function requirement for transcribing and playback including:
The Player runs on any PC with Windows XP or later that has standard audio capabilities.
An optional USB foot pedal for controlling playback can be used with the product.
The Liberty Network Monitor is part of the Liberty Court Recorder suite of products, and is a comprehensive and highly-efficient, yet cost-effective solution for courts that want a remote monitoring or networked court reporting system. Centralised motioning is often used to leverage the experience and expertise of a group of court monitors to manage and annotate a number of courtrooms that are connected through a standard computer network. Centralised motioning can also be used to reduce travel times and provide flexibility in staffing for remote courtroom locations.
Features found in the The Liberty Network Monitor allow a reporter to simultaneously monitor, control and annotate recordings in multiple courtrooms, from a networked and potentially remote location using standard network connections. Liberty Network Monitor can be used to monitor multiple geographic diverse courts across a city, state or counrty using internet technologies.
Additionally, a supervisor may monitor and optionally control reporting activities in a wide number of courtrooms, from virtually any location. By taking advantage of the networked reporting facilities found in the Liberty system, a court can maximize its investment in its staff, while at the same time, providing the best possible service to its courtrooms.
The Liberty Network Monitor is a completely integrated solution for networked court reporting. The courtroom audio, video and annotation notes are managed through a single, simple, computer-based interface. The Liberty system uses your existing IT infrastructure. Configuration settings in the system provide granularity that ensures the application will not overload critical resources such as network bandwidth. The courtroom video feed may be used solely by reporters to monitor courtroom activities, or the video may optionally be saved into the recording file for later playback along with the courtroom audio. The video streams from each courtroom continuously provide reporters with a view of each courtroom's activities. And the easy to use and understand reporting features allow reporters to quickly toggle from courtroom-to-courtroom to monitor the different audio streams and make applicable annotations.
The Liberty System supports a range of video capture options. The video may be captured by a standard camera connected to the recording computer through a video capture card, or the court may chose to use IP cameras, or even a USB webcam device may be used. The system uses Windows Media Video (WMV) files to stream courtroom activities to reporters and supervisors. The WMV file format provides settings for both high-resolution video and also low resolution settings that will not strain the available network bandwidth. Settings may be adjusted over time, as network bandwidth availability
changes. The captured courtroom video may be used solely for the reporters to monitor courtroom activities, or optionally, the video may also be saved into the recording files for later playback.
The Liberty Network Monitor includes advanced features for enhancing the audio playback heard by the court reporters. The system includes an Automatic Gain Control (AGC) and also a Noise Reduction
filter. The AGC balances the audio playback levels and helps to make sure that loud bursts of sound are toned down, while at the same time, lifting the audio levels for speakers who talk more quietly. The Noise Reduction Filter will reduce background noises such as those generated by a fan or air conditioner, or the electronic hum sometimes created by florescent lights and other electrical equipment. These enhanced audio features provide reporters with a superior quality audio playback, while they monitor and annotate courtroom activities.
The Liberty Network Monitor can be used by reporters to access and control recordings in courtrooms anywhere across a standard computer network. Because the system is
network based, the reporters may all operate out of a central control room, or they may be dispersed over a wide geographic area.
Similarly, a supervisor can monitor courtroom and reporting activities in a room adjacent to a control room, or from a private office, or even from any remote location, hundreds of miles from the actual courtrooms. In the case of both the reporters and the supervisors, the only requirement is that they have authorized access to the network and to the court reporting system.
The Liberty Network Monitor includes all of the reporting features found in the Liberty Court Recorder, including:
Post Recording Manager (PRM) manages recording files created by the Liberty Recording system. The application is Free to use in its basic mode. The application operate as a service on any PC or server. It monitors a number of folders and on completion of the recording file will automatically or at a time specified undertake a number of functions, ranging form transferring or copying the file, converting the fail to another format or burning to DVD.
The premium mode allow the PRM to act asa database interface, allowing recording to be monitored and indexed. This database allows integration into a case management systems or other systems where the recording fails need to be retrieved or analysis undertaken on them.
The application consists of these main components: