Threadeo CloudSync enables court reporting firms to synchronize deposition videos with certified transcripts and link exhibits at scale, at an unprecedented level of speed and accuracy. Magical, indeed.
The most effortless and accurate sync on the market.
”With Threadeo CloudSync, we now spend 5 min across multiple jobs, when previously it could take 2 hours for a single job -- it's magical!Production Manager, Court Reporting Firm
How it works
- Add job content (videos, certified transcript, exhibits) to a cloud storage folder such as Dropbox or Box and provide the details to Threadeo CloudSync.
- CloudSync automatically syncs the video with the transcript and links the exhibits, at very high speed & accuracy.
- Review the job in your own CloudSync account and request load files.
- Deliver the load files to your clients exactly as you do today.
- CloudSync does all of the above for multiple jobs — in far less than the time that it would take to do just one job with existing solutions.
Contact us to get started. If you already have an account with us, contact us and we will send you custom instructions for setup (if we haven’t sent them to you already).
Who is this for?
Threadeo CloudSync is the class-leading sync, exhibit linking & delivery platform designed for court reporting firms, court reporters, and videographers needing fast, accurate sync of deposition videos with certified transcripts. Without any of the frustrations of time-consuming QC, being chained to a desktop, and all sorts of problems that arise from outdated software. CloudSync is at least 10x better on all these fronts.
Best sync on the market
CloudSync syncs for you with best-in-class accuracy (typically 99%+). Interpreter job? No problem at all. All you need to do is review and deliver.
Don’t waste time on needless encoding. Just add your videos to cloud storage and we’ll take it from there. The platform adapts to you — not the other way around.
Secure, fast delivery
CloudSync delivers the job with synced transcript and linked exhibits into your account. All you have to do is review and request load files if needed. You can then deliver the load files to law firms as you normally do today, or deliver instantly with our cloud-based platform that law firms love.
Works great with remote & distributed teams
Unshackle yourself from aging computers with desktop licenses that someone has to physically work on. Instead, work from anywhere via our secure browser-based platform, and easily onboard new team members.
Load files for case management and trial presentation software
We provide the load files needed to support the leading trial prep software such as TrialDirector, OnCue, CaseNotebook, LexisNexis TextMap, LiveNote, Sanction, Summation, Timaro, TrialPro, and more.* We also provide the DVT and make it easy to move load files to USB and CD.
*All software names are the copyrights of their respective owners.
Court reporting firms can securely log-in and use our cloud-based application to review the video with the synchronized transcript and exhibits. Request load files for delivery to clients as you normally do, or deliver a cutting-edge experience to your clients for even more value — at no extra charge.
Video stitching & encoding as a service through Threadeo Concierge Video
Your videographer gave you multiple files but your client wants one file; no problem. Threadeo Concierge Video, our video management service, will stitch your videos together and encode them directly through your CloudSync account. Simply upload your video to the Dropbox or Box account shared with CloudSync, and Concierge Video will return them ready to go. Save hours every day.
Impress law clients by making their lives easier
For court reporting firms ready to provide their clients with truly differentiated value, they can share this cloud-based experience by simply entering their client’s email address. With just one click, you’re providing your law firm clients with proven capabilities that make their workflows less cumbersome and more valuable.
Don’t Do. Review.
CloudSync does all the heavy lifting of taking your videos, syncing your transcript, and linking exhibits. All you have to do is quickly review everything to make sure it looks good, then request load files or deliver a cloud-based experience to your clients. It’s syncing like you’ve never experienced before.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How much time will the use of Threadeo CloudSync for synchronization save the video production team?
Using the current tools on the market, court reporting firms report spending anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours or more per job synchronizing a deposition video with the certified transcript. Threadeo CloudSync will handle this painful process for you and return the job with little to no need for adjusting QC points. The effect is amplified for multiple jobs: unlike regular desktop software which can handle only one job at a time, you can process as many jobs as you like -- even your entire day's worth -- with Threadeo CloudSync.
Do you support TrialDirector and OnCue?
Yes, we can provide the XML for TrialDirector 360, MDB for other TrialDirector versions, and MDB for OnCue -- typically within an hour of your making the request via the platform.
What video & audio formats do you support?
We support the following formats:
Video: MP4, MOV, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, WMV
Audio: MP3, AAC, FLAC, and WAV
Do you support older video formats such as MPEG-1?
Yes. While most videographers would be happy to provide more modern versions, we can ingest older formats such as MPEG-1, MPEG-2, and WMV.
Do you support the synchronization of audio-only files with transcripts?
Yes. We support audio-only files in MP3, AAC, FLAC, and WAV formats.
Can I store and search deposition transcripts?
Yes, you can store your entire library of synchronized videos and transcripts and search by keywords. Our search engine can search the entire library, and the search results will show you all the videos with the keywords and where the words appear in the transcripts. You can click on the word and immediately jump to that specific location in the transcript and play the video or create a clip.
Our videographers send us their raw files. Do we need to encode or convert them to MPEG-1?
Currently, raw files from videographers (often .avi files) do need to be encoded into MP4, a modern video format that is superior to MPEG-1 in virtually every way. If files are available as MP4, there is no need to convert files to MPEG-1 (in fact we do not recommend this). We are exploring the ability to ingest raw video files such as .avi in the future.
Do I need to use USB, CD, or Dropbox links via email to deliver files to law firms?
You can certainly download the load files to a USB, CD, or cloud storage solution, and we recognize some law firms still want this as they slowly transition to modern solutions. However USBs and CDs are becoming a security risk for law firms. Even sending cloud provider links via email can have risks. The fastest and safest way to transfer files instantly is via Threadeo CloudSync. CloudSync sends the law firm an email informing them files are ready and invites them to create a secure, free account in Threadeo CloudReview for law firms (with support for single sign-on and two-factor authentication). Future jobs are securely delivered to the law firm's CloudReview account without the need to click any link in an email. The law firm receives an email notification alerting their jobs are ready and they can log in securely to access all files.
We have very large video files and are concerned about the upload time. How long will it take to upload files?
We recommend keeping your video files on a secure, large-scale cloud provider such as Box, Dropbox, Google, AWS, Azure, etc. Moving a standard 2-hour deposition (MP4) from one of these cloud providers to Threadeo CloudSync typically takes just seconds. Uploading a file from a local desktop or laptop computer will take more time and depend on various factors including your upload speed, browser version, and available memory.
How long before I receive the synced transcript and exhibits for review?
Times can vary but generally you’ll receive completed jobs within a few hours if not sooner.
Can I send over a batch of jobs at the same time?
Yes, you can send jobs in batches as you see fit. For example, you can batch your jobs in the evening and have them ready first thing in the morning.
Do I have to deliver jobs to clients using Threadeo CloudSync? I don’t want to do that because most of my clients are not ready to embrace technology changes.
You absolutely do NOT have to deliver jobs to clients using Threadeo CloudSync. You can continue delivering jobs and associated load files in exactly the same way as you currently do. Just request load files within the “deliver” interface. When you receive the load files, put them into ShareFile, Dropbox, or Box. Or put them on a USB, or burn them to a DVD. Nothing changes for your clients. The only change is a seamless sync experience for you, the court reporting firm.
Our law firm clients ask us to create video clips for them. Can they do this in Threadeo? Can we do this for them?
Yes, it’s super easy. If you entered the law firm client’s email address and delivered the job from your Threadeo CloudSync account to their Threadeo CloudReview account, they can simply highlight the transcript themselves to create clips within their CloudReview account. Clips can be fine-tuned and exported. If the law firm wants you to do it on their behalf, they can instantly invite you to their CloudReview account as an “editor” for that particular job, and you can perform these actions as well.
Does Threadeo require my clients to create accounts with them? I don’t want to do anything that changes my clients’ workflows.
Your client absolutely does NOT have to create an account on Threadeo. You can continue delivering jobs and associated load files in exactly the same way as you currently do. Just request load files within the “deliver” interface. When you receive them, put them into ShareFile, Dropbox, or Box. Or put them on a USB, or burn them to a DVD. Nothing changes for your clients. The only change is a seamless sync experience for you, the court reporting firm.
File upload times from desktop to the cloud feel like it’s prohibitively long when I add this step into my workflow. I can’t wait for videos to upload in order to be able to work on them. Is there a better way?
Yes, we have a way for the pain of file upload times from desktop to cloud to disappear. The solution to upload times is very simple: just add all your content to a cloud storage provider such as Dropbox or Box and let them handle the upload silently in the background while you work on other things. Threadeo CloudSync will grab it, process it, sync it, and return the output into your CloudSync account. All you have to do is review and request load files.
In fact, using a cloud storage provider is probably the most secure and reliable way to archive your load files and deliver them to your clients. [Note: We have no affiliation with any cloud storage provider. This is just a helpful tip from a team that wants to see court reporting firms and their clients succeed].
Are download links available only for 90 days? That won’t work for me because I need the content indefinitely.
Your content is available indefinitely on Threadeo CloudSync as long as you have a subscription to the platform. Download links are just temporary ways to access that content. Think of the content as an island, and the download link as a temporary bridge to get to the island. As long as you get to the island within 90 days, you’re golden. And if you can't get to it within 90 days, put in another request at no charge. Your content isn’t going anywhere.
All you need to do is download the load files from the download link as soon as you receive it, store it where you normally would, and deliver it to your clients as you normally would. [Would you ever take more than 90 days to deliver a job to your clients?]
Does Threadeo host my videos? How does it compare to competitors who also offer this feature?
Yes, absolutely. Hosting is included in your Threadeo CloudSync subscription and there is no additional charge for it. Being 100% cloud-based, you can view and work on all your jobs at any time, from any device. And, as any of our customers will tell you, the Threadeo CloudSync interface is probably the easiest to use in the entire industry, while being packed with valuable functionality that helps you deliver better-quality jobs faster to your clients. The competition doesn’t even come close. Try us out and see for yourself.
How will my clients view the load files that I deliver? I don’t want to deliver jobs to them in an unfamiliar format.
Viewing load files won’t be an issue at all. All Threadeo CloudSync load files are compatible with the free third-party DepoView tool (downloadable here), which your clients should be very familiar with. [Note: DepoView is not associated with Threadeo in any way.]
What video formats do you support? I have multiple videos and would like them to be passed through to the load files, untouched. Do you support this as well?
If you are syncing yourself, we support MP4, MOV, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, and WMV for upload into Threadeo CloudSync. That covers the needs of every court reporting firm we have worked with. Contact us if your needs are different.
Do I get linked exhibits in the load files?
Yes! If you add exhibits within Threadeo CloudSync, the load files output you receive will contain those exhibits automatically linked.
Do you support LEF, PTX, and PTZ file formats?
To the best of our knowledge, all of those file formats are proprietary to RealLegal/West Publisher/Thomson Reuters [all copyrights are used for informational purposes only]. Many customers use our default output load file formats and put them into that platform to get outputs in those desired file formats. This is similar to how you would use any other sync platform or service. Please contact us if you’d like us to handle conversions into these file formats for you.
Does Threadeo CloudSync keep the file names for my original content?
Yes! Rest assured that your load files package will contain all videos, the certified transcript, and all exhibits with exactly the same file names and in exactly the same format as you uploaded them.