Why doesn't my audio sync up with my notes after in-chamber conferences?

I've been a deposition reporter for 23 years, was out of reporting for almost two years, and now am an official for the first time in the courtroom.  Let me just say I have great admiration for all of you officials.  Holy Cow - the speeds, especially on L&M days.  :)   I'm also just learning CaseCatalyst.  I will be getting training in a few weeks but have a couple bells and whistles I'm concerned about till then.

I'm in my first trial today.  I have a mic plugged into my writer and apparently the laptop has a built-in mic that syncs with my notes in CC.  I'm able to sync the laptop audio fine with my notes for editing.

The problem I've encountered today:   For in-chamber conferences, I'm taking my writer and the mic attached to it into chambers when I leave the courtroom.  When I've returned and attach the cable from laptop back to writer, my notes flow into my open CC file, but the audio is not there.  It IS on the writer but I use my laptop for readback and checking spots at breaks.  The audio portion of the record taken outside the courtroom (away from my laptop) is only in my writer.

Is there a way to have the audio file from the writer also flow into CC on the laptop to sync up immediately with the notes?   If anyone has a suggestion, it would be appreciated.  We have two to three more days scheduled for this trial.  Thank you!

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Comment by Karen Sue Algorri on May 28, 2013 at 18:08

But I would be curious to know if Stenograph tells you that there is a way to do it!

Comment by Karen Sue Algorri on May 28, 2013 at 18:07

The audio file in your writer is completely separate from your CC file in your laptop. When you plug back in after a chambers conference, only the text copies from the writer. I have copied files from my Diamante writer to my laptop with the audio but had to make it a separate file from my real time file.

Comment by Sherron Walstad on March 23, 2013 at 8:56

No, I haven't called Stenograph yet.  Fortunately, this only happened one time during the trial.  It's something I'll need to learn before the next one!  Thanks...

Comment by Janiece Young on March 21, 2013 at 6:30

synching has to do with the timestamps.  Did you try calling Stenograph?

Comment by Sherron Walstad on March 18, 2013 at 17:13

Thanks for your comments, though, Kelli.

Comment by Sherron Walstad on March 18, 2013 at 17:13

By just plugging the cable back into the writer when I return to the courtroom, the notes flow beautifully back into the open file on my laptop so the proceedings stay linked together through the day.  I'm just not sure why the audio doesn't sync up with the notes also.  

After all these years, I jumped off a cliff to get back into the field by accepting an official position.  Yikes!  Time for a trainer!  :)

Comment by Kelli Combs (admin) on March 18, 2013 at 16:18

I wish I could help you, Sharron, but I'm on Eclipse.  Often wondered how someone would be able to unhook the writer from the laptop and then go into chambers and then hook up again.  I just assumed you would have to exit out of the job, go into chambers and have everything separate.  Start a new file when you came out.  I don't do court work, though, so obviously am clueless as to how that works.

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