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The Use of Audio and Video in Document Reviews

Posted by Stephen Ehrlich on December 11, 2017

Anyone who’s ever been involved in large-scale eDiscovery knows all too well that it can require producing or reviewing hundreds of thousands files of all different types. Gone are the days when company records consisted solely of paper or electronic documents. In today’s digital world, companies big and small routinely use audio and video files, among other things, in the standard course of doing business.

What this means for the eDiscovery attorney is that, because the kinds of files have changed, the ways of doing document review also need to change. In fact, even the term “document review” is somewhat of a misnomer in the modern world. Attorneys who are engaged in litigation are handling a lot more than just documents, whether they’re on the producing or reviewing end. Files involved in eDiscovery regularly include audio and video files, ranging from voicemails to training presentations and everything in between. To do your job right, your review software has to be capable of handling all of them.

When conducting eDiscovery, your electronically stored information (ESI) needs to be not only accessible, but as searchable and sortable as your traditional files. That means you need a system capable of employing the most state-of-the-art AI to analyze, process, index, and transcribe audio and video files right in your review platform.

MCS Group, a long-time leader in eDiscovery solutions, has recently partnered with Veritone®, a leading provider of AI solutions, to bring the power of AI to legal document review. MCS has the enhanced review capabilities necessary to handle audio and video files as part of the litigation discovery and compliance processes, ensuring that you’re meeting your obligations to conduct a thorough review of all relevant ESI. Contact us today to find out how MCS can help you experience excellence in eDiscovery and document review.