Realtime Scoping Group


Realtime Scoping Group

Are you interested in realtime scoping? Come on in! Welcome to all court reporters, scopists, and anyone else who is interested in this topic.

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Latest Activity: Jun 26

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Increased difficulty of realtime? 2 Replies

Started by Amy Austin. Last reply by from Debra Maples Oct 9, 2009.

Editing with a Scopist - My article from the JCR 4 Replies

Started by Breck Record. Last reply by Breck Record Jul 6, 2009.

Scoping 2 Replies

Started by YVONNE FENNELLY. Last reply by YVONNE FENNELLY May 14, 2009.

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Comment by Janet Thompson on March 19, 2021 at 7:33

I have my first realtime scoping job on the horizon. I would appreciate any input.  What happens when the depo is over and scoping still needs to be done? How is it to scope? 

Comment by Jessie Edwards on January 9, 2013 at 7:47


I've been a Case CAT scopist for six-plus years, experienced with using DropBox, trials, hearings, and depositions looking for some more work during this slow season.  Available for dailies and expedites. 

Comment by Cindy Clark on February 20, 2012 at 9:30

I had the opportunity recently to work on a realtime job.  In this instance there was one scopist and two proofreaders (I happened to be one of the proofers this time).  We used DropBox.  It was an awesome experience!  I've decided that this is what I really enjoy doing!  The technology behind it was so simple and easy to use. 

Comment by Kelli Combs (admin) on July 25, 2011 at 10:56
I know using SPEEX for audio files, the files are much, much smaller and an all-day job for audio can be sent in like three minutes on T3, just love that.
Comment by Kelli Combs (admin) on July 25, 2011 at 9:42

Mary Ann,


Did you read the article above that Breck Record posted?  I got the impression from reading that, that that's exactly what scopists are doing.  I know Eclipse has a program where a scopist edits right after the the reporter but I think it's about 15 minutes behind, which is still better than three hours.  Maybe I am misunderstanding the article.  Let me know shat you think after you read it.

Comment by Kelli Combs (admin) on July 25, 2011 at 8:59

Thanks, Mary Ann


I do a lot of daily work and always send the first half to my scopist at lunch, second half at 3:00 p.m. and the last half when I am done.  I also use T3, which works great and have used it for years.   I just thought it would be great to have her editing while I write for immediate delivery. 

Comment by Kelli Combs (admin) on July 25, 2011 at 8:31
I have started working for a firm that wants immediate turnaround, not the next day, so ASAP.  RT scoping would be so handy in this situation.  I would love to learn more about it too.
Comment by Lois Whitley on April 16, 2009 at 15:31
The "middleman" site would be of the reporter's choosing.
Comment by Lois Whitley on April 15, 2009 at 16:04
Just got off the phone with Case Catalyst tech support. I use their editing software as a scopist. Tech support tells me that, yes, Case does have the capability to let scopist do realtime scoping. It creates a "work unit" approx. every half-hour on the job and the reporter sends it to the middleman website to transmit to the scopist with audio. They tell me no special setup required in CaseCAT. Just thought I'd let you know, in case anyone else is on CaseCAT. Haven't seen any comments here, good or bad, yet about doing realtime scoping on CaseCAT. Comments, anyone???
Comment by Lori Byrd on March 8, 2009 at 13:02
It is great to see a group interested in this! I've worked onsite with scopists many times throughout my career, and it's my favorite way to do it. Online instant scoping is also great ... and I'm looking for a part-time scopist to do online instantaneous scoping with me. I travel for all my work these days, and do mostly next-morning transcript delivery. I remember several times watching the scopist run to the bathroom during a same-day delivery deposition and being jealous that he could just leave the room ... but other than that, I'm easy to get along with. My last scopist/proofer team just had too many kids to work through several days in a row. Anyone interested in part-time online scoping work? I'm a Total Eclipse freak ...

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