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no, I'm not using any other equipment, I provide a realtime feed to my judge,
but that is through an external-monitor cable plugged into my 9-pin plug, so it
only mirrors my desktop screen. nothing fancy, but the judge can read the
realtime when necessary.
I am curious how those realtime connections work with the attorneys, though. One
of these days, I will retire from court and want to do some of those civil trials in L.A.
I know this is a super-old discussion, but . . . I used to separate a full day's job into a morning and afternoon session, but I don't anymore. I was afraid of someone messing with my computer while on lunch, too, but that was an easy fix. I just lock my computer with a password. I haven't had any problem with having Eclipse paused over lunch, even if lunch is an hour or more.
I do now break my jobs into morning session and afternoon session, just to make editing and emailing to scopists (if I am using them) easier. I find that if my job gets too big and something"happens" (in a bad way) then the whole day job would be affected. so I break it into two jobs. plus then I can find something a little quicker if I know I'm looking for it in the morning or afternoon.
when I work(ed) in family law, I broke the job (using the software partition stroke) in a new job for each case. that way, I didn't have to "fumble" through one job to locate the other. I would just note the file # (software numbers them for me) on my calendar page, with the number of pages, if I have time.
i'm using StenoCAT software. good stuff, easy to use!!
p.s. I am now using a Revolution Grand writer - the Smartwriter is retired. the only crashes I get now are when I make a dictionary entry that interfers with StenoCAT.
The only time I break up a realtiime session is if the job is an immediate or daily. This is so I can send to my scopist and she can begin working on the job while we are still on the record.
I shut down and start up again, but I just resume in the same file.
I don't do this, Kyung, but it's certainly okay if you want to. It will make your audio file much smaller, which is good if you decided later you want to send it to a scopist.
I've never seen a flashing box of any sort. Can you describe that a little more, please?
Too bad you guys aren't on Case Catalyst - I never break my long jobs up, and it doesn't have any effect on the system, audio, or anything!