legal videography services for court reporting

Court Reporting & Videography Services in Southeastern & Mid-Michigan

De Scribe Reporting, Inc. provides state-certified court reporters providing litigation support services in Southeastern and Mid-Michigan (including Detroit, Ann Arbor, Novi, Bloomfield Hills, Birmingham, Royal Oak, Troy, Southfield, and the Greater Lansing area).

What Does a Court Reporter Do?

A court reporter create an official record of transcript in court proceedings and in other legal matters such as depositions, magistrate hearings, public hearings and other official matters. They are tested at 225 wpm in order to obtain their Registered Professional Reporter designation. They record using a steno machine to instantly record speech-to-text translation in realtime. Court reporters are most known for working with judges and attorneys to provide an instant translation as proceedings occur.


Our court reporters utilize Computer Aided Transcription (CAT) software that assists us in taking the shorthand outlines that are created via the steno machine and translate that into English.

In addition to a full-size copy of the transcript, we can also provide you with a condensed transcript that can be created in a variety of formats (usually four pages of text on one page), along with a keyword index.

Legal Videography

Our Certified Legal Video Specialists (CLVS) use only state-of-the-art professional video and audio recording equipment and can provide you with a copy of the videotape at the end of the deposition. When preparing for a deposition videotape services should be used alongside a certified court reporter. We also offer Video CD, DVD, mpeg 1, 2 and 4 formats along with video/text synchronizing.

Electronic Transcript Services

De Scribe Reporting offers electronic mailing of transcripts. An e-transcript file is a completely self-contained, interactive transcript. Once the court reporter imports an ASCII file into the CAT software, the final file is encrypted, password protected and virus protected. It can be safely and securely emailed for instant electronic delivery or sent on diskette.


Along with your transcript order, upon request, we can provide you with a copy of the deposition on CD in ASCII format. ASCII is a standardized format that allows the legal professional to import the file into other litigation support software that they may possess. An ASCII file will also open up in Microsoft Word or Corel Word Perfect in text format.

Conference Rooms for Rent

De Scribe Reporting has conference rooms available in Southfield (Metro Detroit) Troy, Novi, Livonia, and Bloomfield Hills. Complimentary coffee service is provided in each location. Each of our conference rooms are equipped with speakerphones, video conferencing equipment, and dry erase boards for your convenience.