This rule shall be applied in conjunction with Rule 13 of the Rules of Superintendence for the Courts of Ohio and Rules 30 – 32 of the Ohio Rules of Civil Procedure.
II. Filing of Deposition
In addition to the requirements of Rule 13 of the Rules of Superintendence for the Courts of Ohio and Rules 30 – 32 of the Ohio Rules of Civil Procedure, a written transcript of the deposition shall be filed when the videotape is filed.
III. Pretrial and Trial Requirements
The Court shall set a deadline by which a written transcript of the videotaped deposition or evidence shall be filed.
The proponent of the evidence shall cause the deposition or videotaped evidence to be edited in accordance with the Court’s ruling on objections, redacting questions and answers to which objections are sustained.
Failure to edit may result in the Court either playing the testimony or evidence in its entirety or not allowing the testimony to be presented at all, as justice requires.
The Court has video equipment for use at trial. The party using the equipment shall be responsible to:
Prior to trial, ensure that the videotape, DVD, or other media form is compatible with the Court’s equipment or be responsible to employ presentation technology of the party’s own choosing.
Be familiar with how to operate the Court’s equipment.