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Supreme Court tests HD media hookup

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Television stations and media organizations on Wednesday tested a new high-definition video system that could become the norm for coverage of oral arguments before the Indiana Supreme Court.

The system provides HD video and audio outside the Statehouse courtroom where members of the media may plug into a device called a TriCaster and capture the feed as it is transmitted live. The video feed is controlled by court administration staff who can switch between four new HD cameras that have been installed in the court.

Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathryn Dolan said the test on Wednesday was successful.

“Members of the media had great enthusiasm for this setup,” Dolan said after the test.

Media members currently share video provided by a representative who shoots for the pool in most cases. Dolan said the new system would enable large and small TV and radio markets access to video and audio of court arguments.

Wednesday’s test will be used as the basis of a report to the justices who will determine how to structure future pool camera situations and whether the system will be approved for more routine use, according to Dolan.
 
 

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  1. What is this, the Ind Supreme Court thinking that there is a separation of powers and limited enumerated powers as delegated by a dusty old document? Such eighteen century thinking, so rare and unwanted by the elites in this modern age. Dictate to us, dictate over us, the massess are chanting! George Soros agrees. Time to change with times Ind Supreme Court, says all President Snows. Rule by executive decree is the new black.

  2. I made the same argument before a commission of the Indiana Supreme Court and then to the fedeal district and federal appellate courts. Fell flat. So very glad to read that some judges still beleive that evidentiary foundations matter.

  3. KUDOS to the Indiana Supreme Court for realizing that some bureacracies need to go to the stake. Recall what RWR said: "No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. Government programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we'll ever see on this earth!" NOW ... what next to this rare and inspiring chopping block? Well, the Commission on Gender and Race (but not religion!?!) is way overdue. And some other Board's could be cut with a positive for State and the reputation of the Indiana judiciary.

  4. During a visit where an informant with police wears audio and video, does the video necessary have to show hand to hand transaction of money and narcotics?

  5. I will agree with that as soon as law schools stop lying to prospective students about salaries and employment opportunities in the legal profession. There is no defense to the fraudulent numbers first year salaries they post to mislead people into going to law school.

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