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Simply put, we live in a new age and people expect to see technology in the courtroom, including judges. While it’s important to invest your money wisely, you owe it to your client to do everything possible to persuade the jury in your favor. Trial presentation software is going to save you valuable time, provide clarity and be very persuasive. It can also bridge the communication gap and increase jury retention by helping them better conceptualize your argument.
Consider the following as you mull this decision:
That being said, using this type of technology is going to raise expectations so it’s important that you be able to identify and meet all of the challenges this presents.
In one of our many informative, hands-on courses, our educators will teach you how to recognize the challenges of running this type of software and allow you to exceed all expectations.
Learning software on your own takes a lot of valuable time and discipline which is why our highly qualified trainers can assist you in learning the program a much faster pace, help you avoid common mistakes, and provide an instant, thorough response to any questions that may arise. Also, learning when to apply features in our software should be as equally important as how to apply them. Our educators will show you how to make your presentations more effective and seamless. Finally, we will also train your team to complete tasks more efficiently which in turn saves your organization valuable time, money and unnecessary stress.
Who better to learn this program from than those who develop it and use it in trial. Allow our trainers to explain the theory behind every process and feature, as well as provide your team with important details on future updates.
Proper training cannot be overlooked and needs to be a priority. There are many reasons organizations delay, some of which include the following:
When proper training is incorporated it’s going to make an employee more productive and efficient, thus save the organization money and provide an actual return on investment. If hiring a professional to run the program is not an option, you need to make certain that someone on your staff is capable of running it as smoothly as possible.
TrialDirector can be used in quite a few other ways as well. For example, consider using it as a fast and effective way to present exhibits during a deposition. Our trainers will also introduce you to cost-saving tools and features that can be used even when you’re not preparing for trial, such as labeling exhibit stickers, pre-treating documents, printing exhibit lists, or generating detailed search reports from transcripts.
There is never a bad time to either learn or sharpen your skills on something that will contribute to your firm/organizations success in the courtroom. Proper training will only enhance the value of your investment in TrialDirector and help you better define your presentation strategy. Here are a few other great reasons to consider training today:
All courses are conducted by TrialDirector employees who have been properly certified in our software. Many of our instructors have years of teaching experience in the classroom, great familiarity with the law firm setting, and “hands-on” experience in the courtroom running our software. All of our instructors are caring, skilled and patient professionals who take great pride in their work.
All of our courses will provide each participant with the following:
All trainings are organized by request and either take place our Phoenix office or your location, for added convenience. We will do our absolute best to accommodate your schedule and conduct a training on dates and locations that work best for you and your team. Please contact TrialDirector Customer Care with desired dates and we can confirm their availability.
For all training inquiries:
Cost of travel and time spent away from the office is a common factor in making this decision. In some cases, our customers have determined it to be more cost effective to host the training if they are training two or more people on their staff. Should you decide to have us conduct a training at your office you will be responsible for the trainer’s travel expenses. The overall cost of travel will come down to location, time of year, and how far in advance we can make travel arrangements. All of our trainers and consultants travel extensively and will use their best discretion to keep travel costs down. Please contact us if you need more details or have additional questions regarding this.
Trainers Note: While we fully understand that urgent matters arise, we encourage organizations to provide participants as much time as possible free of distractions so that they can make the best use of their time with the trainer.
The only requirement we have is a room to conduct the training in (i.e. conference room, training room, library) and a projector or monitor to display our screen on. Additional monitors for each participant's laptop is not a requirement, however, it can be helpful when demonstrating the dual monitor format we run TrialDirector in trial. Lastly, a laptop with TrialDirector fully installed is recommended to any participant wanting a “hands on” learning experience. Please contact your Customer Care representative or assigned instructor if 30-day evaluation copies of the software are needed prior to the scheduled training.
Trainers Note: Internet access is not required by our trainers. Also, please read carefully your training confirmation for instructions on how to ensure that you and your team are properly prepared for your scheduled training. You may contact your assigned instructor or TrialDirector University (training@trialdirectoruniversity; 800-828-8292) if you have immediate questions.
For Apple users: TrialDirector will only install and run in Boot Camp or Parallels on a MAC. Everything needs to be fully installed, drives partitioned, and software tested before arriving. We suggest that you talk to someone on your IT Staff or at an Apple Store about setting this up beforehand. They can then work with our Support Team if they have any issues installing TrialDirector.
For those getting certified: The certification is an “open book” exam completed online, outside of the classroom. You may want to use your own laptop in the training so you have the sample case handy when completing the exam.
We can train groups of up to 25 people. The average training however, allows up to four (4) participants. An additional cost is incurred when adding participants.
We offer a variety of training courses to accommodate your time and experience. The following can help you make a wise and informed decision:
Trainer’s Note: This is not an ideal choice if you are learning to use the software for the first time as your time is very limited and we must work in a tight window. Participants may feel rushed in order to cover all of the import facets of the program and miss out on learning the full gamut of options and time saving features. Please note that a Boot Camp add-on is not recommended with this course.
This rate may include up to four (4) individuals.
Trainers Note: This is always a nice choice if you want to learn the most important parts of the program and take full advantage of the time you have with our trainer. Unlike the one-day course, participants have more time to practice what they are learning and absorb the material.
This rate may include up to four (4) participants.
Trainers Note: This may be an ideal choice if you wish to learn every facet of the program at a relaxed pace. Individuals who complete this extensive training are also eligible to participate in our Certification add-on. Often times, organizations wish to have us train several people on their team and eventually have one or two of them Certified, making this an ideal choice.
Trainers Note: This course is ideal for individuals seeking to market themselves as being proficient in TrialDirector or perhaps, a law firm wanting assurance that a member of their team is fully capable of running the software. Additionally, it’s an ideal choice for any individual seeking in depth training along with a copy of the software.
This rate is for one (1) individual.
How Long is the Certification Valid? -- Our official certification logo is updated with each version of the TrialDirector. Those who have been certified are required to re-test annually to ensure that they are up to date on new features.
Why is There a Requirement to Re-Certify on an Annual Basis? -- Re-certification ensures that every person who has been certified on our products is actively using the product and up to date on new features.
What Can I Expect When Taking the Re-Certification Exam? -- The re-certification exam will be 25 questions that cover new features, as well as some of the older ones. Its conducted online and shouldn’t take more than 1-2 hours to complete.
What Happens If I Don't Re-Certify Annually? -- While you will not lose your current certification, failure to re-certify on an annual basis will remove you from the distribution of our new certification logos.
The Boot Camp Add-On provides a customized training option that will allow us to help you build and present your case in so many ways, using your actual case files. While very effective, the Boot Camp Add-On is better suited for a multi-day training. Does this mean you cannot learn TrialDirector in a Boot Camp setting in a single day? Absolutely not. Those who have been successful with this combination however have either used the program at some before or had to settle on learning the absolute basics. TrialDirector University is dedicated to the highest level of customer service and delivering maximum value for your money. We strive to provide you and your team with as many useful ways to organize and present your case in the most efficient manner possible. Therefore, we will always recommend that you give yourself sufficient time to learn the software from our instructors.
While smaller class sizes can be more effective, we can accommodate larger class sizes as well. Please consider the following when making your decision:
It is TrialDirector’s mission to provide all participants with a valuable learning experience and the confidence they desire in mastering our software. Our trainers, on the other hand, value face-to-face instruction to adequately teach our software and meet the standards set for our training program. In many cases, the quality of the training is greatly hindered or diminished when conducted online. Here are a few other points to consider:
Consistent with our mission of training individuals who work in the legal field and act with the highest standards of honesty, integrity and trustworthiness, and with respect for the legitimate interests of others, students are not permitted to record a class by any means without prior express authorization of the TrialDirector University. Violation of this rule may be deemed a violation of your training agreement with TrialDirector University.
It is not necessary to purchase TrialDirector software prior to a scheduled training. If a request is made, your assigned instructor can provide you with 30-day evaluation copies of TrialDirector. Please have these installed on your machines prior to the training.
In order to procure a training, you will need to do the following:
Step One: Contact Customer Care
Our Customer Care representatives can answer any question that you have on our training offerings, provide a proposal, and secure any desired dates. Please be ready to provide the following should you wish to move forward with securing a training:
If the requested dates are available, we can tentatively reserve it on our training calendar.
Step Three: Make Your Deposit
Full payment must be received before a training can be officially confirmed and when necessary, travel arrangements made by the assigned instructor.
Step Four: Training Confirmation
Once payment is received, a training confirmation is sent via email and the assigned trainer will immediately reach out to you with further details or to answer any questions. Please read carefully your training confirmation for instructions on how to ensure that you and your team are properly prepared for your training. You may contact your assigned instructor or TrialDirector University (email@example.com; 1-800-828-8292) with questions.
TrialDirector 6.8 has added integration with OneDrive and Box to send workbook items to TrialDirector for iPad. TrialDirector 6.8 also includes the ability to make a PDF file from selected items and a selectable label size when designing in the Annotation Tools. In Presentation Mode users can now create reports from clips created “on-the-fly”. TrialDirector 6.8 also includes significant improvements in performance such as the ability to reset Presentation Preferences if corrupted, loading collaborated video clips from TDNotebook to TrialDirector, and navigating zoomed documents in Mirror Mode. A complete list of new features and enhancements are available in the Release Notes.
The most current version of TrialDirector is Version 6.8 (1802) and is compatible with the following Windows Operating Systems: 7 (both 32 and 64-bit), 8 and 10. TrialDirector 6 users with current maintenance contracts are entitled to receive updates to TrialDirector within version numbers at no extra charge. If your maintenance contract has expired or if you are using an earlier version, you may contact inData at 800-828-8292 to renew your maintenance or upgrade to TrialDirector 6.
inData attempts to release two major updates per year, along with patches. You can obtain these updates in one of three ways:
TrialDirector 6 now includes 2 unique document page view options: Multipage View
and Single Page View. These options can be chosen within the Exhibits tab of the
Presentation Preferences dialog accessed from the View menu.
Using the Single Page View dramatically decreases the time it takes to load
a large document in presentation mode. It allows the user to navigate the document and
easily display side-by-side pages using the CTRL+Page Down or CTRL+ Page Up
keystroke. This view limits the view to one page of a document at a time.
Using the Multipage View allows the user to navigate a document as a whole, in a
manner similar to Adobe Acrobat. The Page Up, Page Down, Arrow Keys and Mouse
Wheel can all be used to navigate the document in this mode. Additionally, the
user can scroll in between 2 pages of a document in order easily present content
that spans multiple pages.
TrialDirector 6 has simplified the keystrokes required to navigate to the beginning or end of a document. Use the HOME key to navigate to the first of a document. Use the END key to navigate to the last page of a document.
Prior to running a MultiPlayer workbook, open the Presentation Preferences dialog
and establish the following settings within the Exhibits tab:
DVT Play Options:
Presentation Play Options:
Establishing these settings above will allow multimedia and DVT clips to play back-to-back when presenting a MultiPlayer Workbook
You can provide simple excerpts from DVT clips to the courts, counsel, or clients. The excerpts are provided in MPEG format, and can be viewed on any computer, without the need to have TrialDirector installed. Full details are provided in the Help file topic Generate Excerpts from Clips. A summary appears below.
TrialDirector single-user licensing allows you to install one copy of the software on your computer. You may install a second copy of the software onto your laptop computer if you need to move the data to take it to trial. Remember that the single-user license agreement prohibits you from using the software on more than one computer at the same time. If you exceed two installations, the program will not install again unless you obtain additional activations by calling inData's technical support number at 480-497-0066.
Please note that installing the single-user software on another individual's computer is a violation of the licensing agreement. You may purchase another license of TrialDirector from inData's Web site or by calling 800-828-8292.
Yes! We have optimized the PDF and image rendering engines within TrialDirector 6
to accommodate large sized images. Users running TrialDirector 6 on a PC that
meets the recommended system requirements will even be able to load multiple
large aerial photos at once in Presentation Mode to perform projection callouts
There are four ways to add documents or images to TrialDirector's Document Manager: Drag and Drop files from your computer, a manual selection process, importing using a Load File, or direct scanning of images. For detailed instructions, refer to the Help file in TrialDirector or the TrialDirector 6 Quick Start Guide.
You will need to create a .CSV file in Excel, the first field in the .CSV MUST represent an existing TrialDirector Document Information Field. The first row in your Excel sheet will be your header. The header will consist of the identifier for the doc you need to add information to followed by the information you want to change.
Example: ^docid^,^exno^ ^00001^,^ex001^
In this example, TrialDirector would find Document 00001 and apply exhibit number EX001 to that document.
The Import file must use one of the following text qualifier and delimiter combinations:
Comma delimited with quote qualifier (",")
Comma delimited with carat qualifier (^,^)
Pipe delimited with carat qualifier (^|^)
Valid Header Field Names to identify the document:
Docid = Document ID
ItemId = Similar to DocID identifies an exhibit in your case
Pageid = identifies a page within a document
Objid = Identifies an exhibit in your case
Valid Headers for information you are changing about your document:Desc/Description = the description in the Document Manager/Case Library
Trexno/Trialexhibitno = the Trial Exhibit Number field Document Manager/Case Library
Exno/Exhibitno = the Exhibit Number field in Document Manager/Case Library
Common/Commonname = the Common Name field in Document Manager
Please note: Duplicate items will not import and may generate an error.
Yes, you can annotate PDF images without installing Adobe Acrobat or an additional plug-in installed on your computer. Remember, however, that you cannot insert pages, insert document breaks, or remove document breaks on PDF files within TrialDirector.
The case copy feature is handy when you need to backup or move a TrialDirector case database. Below are the general steps to copy a case:
Note 1: Only the files located within the TrialDirector case folder are copied to the new location. Exhibit files (such as photos or transcripts) are not copied. See the Help topic Moving and Copying Files for simple exhibit copying & sharing techniques.
Note 2: Secure cases that are copied still maintain the username/password information.
You will have the best trial presentation experience with TrialDirector 6 on a PC
that meets the recommended system specifications below:
Yes! Intel introduced the new Intel® Core™ processor family in early 2010 and is
shipping with many of the new laptop and desktop PCs today. Each processor
features 64-bit CPU architecture, multi-core processing and hyper-threading
features. PCs featuring the Core i3 and i5 processors will also include
integrated Intel HD Graphics. The integrated Intel HD Graphics will be adequate
for TrialDirector 6 Presentation. However, a PC featuring an Intel Core i7
processor will provide the best TrialDirector 6 presentation experience. The
Intel Core i7 is available in a 4-core version which 8MB of onboard cache.
Additionally, the Intel Core i7 platform is available with high-end ATI and
NVIDIA graphics with up to 1GB of dedicated memory.
TrialDirector 6 will work correctly on Windows 7, 8 and 10.
Yes! TrialDirector 6 is fully compatible with Microsoft Office 2013.
Functionality such as Send Selected Items to Microsoft Word Exhibit Outline and
Exporting DVT Clips to PowerPoint will properly run with Office 2013 installed.
PowerPoint, Excel and Word files created with Microsoft Office 2013 can be added
to a case and viewed within TrialDirector.
Yes! TrialDirector 6 is extensively tested and used on 64-bit operating systems,
especially Windows 7, 8 and 10. Windows 7, 8, and 10 take advantage of memory
usage optimizations built into TrialDirector 6. Therefore, we encourage users to
adopt Windows 7 (64-bit) or Windows 8 (64-bit), or Windows 10 (64-bit) as their operating system for TrialDirector 6.
Yes! The TrialDirector case database structure is backwards and forwards
compatible between version 5.2 and 6.
Yes! One of our design objectives with TrialDirector 6 is to allow users to have
both TrialDirector 5.2 and TrialDirector 6 installed on the same PC. Users can
then become acquainted with TrialDirector 6 as they continue to work with
TrialDirector 6 is considered a full upgrade for existing TrialDirector 5.x users. Please contact inData Corporation sales at (800) 828-8292 for more information.
Version 6 is the most current version of TrialDirector. Version 5 users with current maintenance may upgrade at 50% off the standard price. Version 5 users with current maintenance may also check to ensure they have the last update for version 5 (build 728 released in 2009) by selecting "Check for Updates" from the Help Menu. To renew maintenance or upgrade to version 6, you may contact inData at 800-828-8292.
This problem is caused by a file in the Windows operating system that has become inactive. (Microsoft is working on a resolution.) To correct the problem, you need to re-register the Active-X control "actxprxy.dll". Follow these steps:
This will re-register the .dll file and resolve the issue. If you have any further problems, please contact the inData Technical Support Department.
Beginning in version 5.2, you can play up to four (4) videos simultaneously. One of those videos must be a digital video transcript.
Click here for full instructions (pdf).
Yes. TrialDirector Version 5.2 includes an MPEG-2 codec that is loaded onto the end-user's computer during the installation process. This guarantees an excellent video viewing experience for MPEG-2 files. Version 5.2 also includes a new DVD Extractor utility that will convert DVD-VOB files to MPEG-2. TrialDirector v5.2 also supports MPEG-1, MPEG-4, and QuickTime video file types.Previous versions of TrialDirector (e.g. version 5.1) will work with MPEG-2 or VOB video files provided the user has a proper MPEG-2 codec installed on their computer.
TrialDirector single-user licensing allows you to install one copy of the software on your computer. You may install a second copy of the software onto your laptop computer at a later date, if you need to move the data to take it to trial. Remember that the single-user license agreement prohibits you from using the software on more than one computer at the same time. If you exceed two installations, the program will not install again unless you obtain additional activations by calling inData's technical support number at 480-497-0066. Additional activations will be provided with legitimate reasons for requiring same.
Yes. Beginning with TrialDirector Version 5.2 and higher, you can now annotate PDF images without the need for Adobe Acrobat or an additional plug-in installed on your computer.
You cannot insert pages, insert document breaks, or remove document breaks on PDF files within TrialDirector.
There are four ways to add documents or images to TrialDirector's Document Manager: Drag and Drop files from your computer, a manual selection process, importing using a Load File, or direct scanning of images. For detailed instructions, refer to the Help file in TrialDirector or the TrialDirector 5 Quick Start Guide.
The case copy feature is handy when you need to backup or move TrialDirector 5 case data. Below are the general steps to copy a case:
Note:Only the files located within the TrialDirector case folder are copied to the new location. Exhibit files (such as photos or transcripts) are not copied. See the Help topic Moving and Copying Files for simple exhibit copying & sharing techniques.
Note: Secure cases that are copied still maintain the username/password information.
TrialDirector for iPad has added integration for Box and OneDrive users to download their content into their cases. Box offers 2-factor verification for improved security. Additionally, users can export workbooks from TrialDirector for Windows to the Box Sync or OneDrive folders. The TrialDirector workbook content can then be downloaded into the iPad app via Box or OneDrive.
We have updated the user interface to work with the latest version of Apple iOS, including iOS 7 and beyond. We have changed how document callouts look, as well as improving annotation tools. We have also improved the stability of the application when navigating and presenting documents to an external display device. A complete list of new features and enhancements can be viewed in the Apple App Store.
Yes, this ability is one of the most powerful integration features between Trial Director 6 and TrialDirector for iPad. As a TrialDirector 6 user, you can set the Screen Snapshots option within the Presentation Preferences dialog to save the output JPEG files to the DropBox folder associated with your current TrialDirector for iPad case. Then, each time a new presentation screenshot is taken, it will be automatically uploaded to the associated DropBox folder. You can then add the individually selected Screen Snapshots to your TrialDirector for iPad case via DropBox. This is a great way to create compelling presentation screenshots with all of the advanced annotation and callout tools available in TrialDirector 6 and wirelessly present them from your iPad.
Yes, this ability is one of the most powerful integration features between Trial Director 6 and TrialDirector for iPad. You can export individual or selected DVT Clips directly from the TranscriptManager module within TrialDirector 6 to its iPad companion. Select the Clips view filter within the Transcript Explorer, select which clip(s) you wish to add to your iPad case and click the CLIPS | EXPORT CLIPS menu option. Select the "Windows Folder" destination option and select one of the TrialDirector for iPad video output options. Select the DropBox folder associated with your current TrialDirector for iPad case as the destination path. Once the clip(s) are exported, they are uploaded to DropBox and will be ready for download on the iPad within a few minutes, depending on your Internet connection.
NOTE: Synchronized text captions (.SMI) are not utilized within the iOS multimedia playback at this time.
Yes, individual PDF documents or photos with annotations, exhibit stamps and footers can also be sent to TrialDirector for iPad via DropBox. Individual or a small selected set of PDF documents can be sent directly from the DocumentManager within TrialDirector 6 to its iPad companion. This integration functionality is especially helpful when preparing documents with annotations, redactions or exhibit stickers prior to presentation. These items will be immediately displayed in the iPad app without having to manually re-create them during your presentation.
Depending on your workflow, you may want to send annotated PDF documents from TrialDirector 6 to TrialDirector for iPad on an ad-hoc basis or export an entire workbook at once.
To send an individual document or a small selection of PDF documents from TrialDirector 6 to iPad, follow the directions below.
Yes, this ability is another excellent integration feature between TrialDirector 6 and TrialDirector for iPad. You can send an entire transcript from TrialDirector 6 to TrialDirector for iPad via DropBox. The Transcript Manager module within TrialDirector 6 has the ability to generate an attractively formatted PDF document with optional cover pages and emphasized issue codes. Additionally, since the output is in PDF format (versus ASCII text), it can be annotated and easily navigated within TrialDirector for iPad.
To send the currently open transcript from TrialDirector 6 to iPad, follow the directions below.
NOTE: Transcript Search Results (in PDF format) can also be sent to TrialDirector for iPad via DropBox.
For best results, it is recommended to use an output resolution that is equal or less than the source video. For example, if the source video that you have loaded in TrialDirector 6 has a resolution of 720 x 480 or higher, use the TrialDirector for iPad - High Resolution output setting. This setting will output MPEG-4 (H.264) using a resolution of 720x480.
If you are using standard resolution video, such as MPEG-1, as the source in TrialDirector 6 - use the TrialDirector for iPad - Standard Resolution output setting. This setting will output MPEG-4 (H.264) video using a resolution of 352x240 pixels.
To prevent stretching the output video and ultimately reducing the quality, use an output resolution equal or less than the source video.
While TrialDirector 6 is not required to download or use TrialDirector for iPad, having both applications will complement each other. TrialDirector for iPad is meant to be a companion to TrialDirector 6. For example, you can use the Export Workbook to TrialDirector for iPad feature within TrialDirector 6 to send annotated images and edited deposition clips to your iPad via DropBox. Additionally, you can prepare compelling screenshots within TrialDirector Presentation and send them to the iPad via DropBox.
If you are having trouble downlading a .TDM file into TrialDirector for iPad, you may need to register the MIME type for the website hosting the WebDAV authoring.
The specifics for the MIME type include:File name extension: .tdmMIME Type: application/x-zip-compressed
See your system administrator for more information.
There may be a situation where you need to download files from another DropBox account into a TrialDirector for iPad case. There are 2 methods for accomplishing this task.
Dialog Displayed when DropBox App Present
Dialog Displayed when DropBox App Not Installed
MORE INFORMATION: https://www.DropBox.com/help/274/en
First, you need to visit the DropBox page listed below to download and install DropBox on your PC. Once it is installed, you can sign up for a paid account or use the complementary 2GB storage space provided by DropBox. If you need additional help with DropBox, select the appropriate link below:
Once DropBox is installed and your account is setup on your Windows PC, you can begin to add files to your storage or even export case data directly from TrialDirector 6 to DropBox.
DropBox does offer an iOS app for iPad devices. While this app is very handy for viewing and managing your DropBox files right from your iPad, it is NOT required in order to use TrialDirector for iPad. TrialDirector for iPad has direct integration with DropBox and does not require the app to be installed. However, if you do have the DropBox app installed, all of the integration functionality with TrialDirector for iPad is still present.
Because DropBox uses modern encryption methods to transfer and store your data, it is necessary to have a secure TCP/IP port 443 open on your wireless router and/or firewall. Most wireless routers will already have this port open. However, the IT administrator for your wireless network may have blocked Port 443 in the router and/or firewall setup.
When Port 443 is blocked, the contents of the DropBox account will appear to be empty when you attempt to add items (via DropBox) to a TrialDirector for iPad case. You may want to first log off from your DropBox account and attempt to log back in to make sure you have established a connection. If this fails, contact the wireless network administrator and ask them to open Port 443.
NOTE: inData Technical Support cannot assist with configuration of wireless routers, firewalls or other network infrastructure.
DropBox utilizes modern security, storage and encryption methods to ensure your files are stored properly. To obtain more information about DropBox security, please review the article below:
How Secure is DropBox? https://www.DropBox.com/help/27/en
The primary benefits of registering TrialDirector for iPad are the following:
The presentation buttons will appear on the right side of the application toolbar once an external display has been connected. For example, if you enable AirPlay Mirroring, the presentation buttons will immediately become available. In addition, if you plug in an external display via the VGA or HDMI connectors, the presentation buttons will display as soon as iOS detects it.
If you do NOT have an external display currently connected or AirPlay is not enabled or configured correctly, the presentation buttons will not show.
There may be situations where you have a high definition (HD) video that needs to be presented in full screen. When using the presentation features of TrialDirector for iPad, video can be presented using the built-in multimedia controller or via the iOS full screen multimedia controller. The iOS full screen multimedia controller can only be used with AirPlay and AppleTV. The standard multimedia controller is exclusively used with VGA/HDMI connectors.
To present HD video full screen, perform the steps below:
NOTE: If you are just using AirPlay (without Mirroring) all video will automatically playback full screen as described in Steps #3-5 above. It is not necessary to tap the "Pause" button beforehand in this situation. However, you will not be able to show documents, photos or other non-multimedia evidence.
NOTE: Once you select a document or photo, the presentation display will still be in a paused state. Make sure to tap the "Show" button to present the non-multimedia item.
Yes, when AirPlay Mirroring is enabled you can display the main app window or the presentation screen on the external display.
By toggling the app's
button, you can display the main app window or the presentation screen. There may be situations where you wish to mirror the contents of the main TrialDirector for iPad application screen for a demonstration or training seminar.
NOTE: The ability to display the main TrialDirector for iPad app window is ONLY available with AirPlay Mirroring.
There may be situations where you need to completely clear the TrialDirector for iPad external presentation display, such as a recess. In most circumstances, simply tapping the "Clear" button (showing the default presentation background) will suffice. However, if you require a 100% black screen for your external display, use one of the following options.
Traditional synchronized digital video transcripts like CMS, PTF and MDB are NOT supported within TrialDirector for iPad. Due to the storage limitations of the iPad, importing dozens (or hundreds) of hours of synchronized deposition video is not feasible. Therefore, it is recommended to use a fullfeatured application, such as TrialDirector 6, to import and manage synchronized digital video transcripts. As you manage this content within TrialDirector 6, you can create and edit clips of essential testimony which can then be exported as small, individual files for use in TrialDirector for iPad.
While using TrialDirector 6 is the best way to present synchronized captions in deposition video, it can also be accomplished when using TrialDirector for iPad via a multi-step preparation and transcoding method. These steps do require use of TrialDirector 6 to create, edit, export and transcode your video clips prior to importing into your TrialDirector for iPad case.
While TrialDirector 6 has the ability to enable or disable the synchronized text on the fly, synchronized captions which are embedded (burned) into the video stream cannot be turned off when playing back on the iPad.
Assuming you have already created and edited your synchronized digital video transcript (DVT) clips in TrialDirector 6, use the steps below to burn in the captions into video for use on the iPad.
PART #1 - EXPORTING CLIPS FROM TRIALDIRECTOR 6
PART #2 - BURNING CAPTIONS INTO EXPORTED CLIPS
PART #3 - CONVERTING TO MPEG-4 (H.264) VIDEO
NOTE: This process will have to be repeated for each video clip you wish to generate embedded captions.
DID YOU KNOW? inData Video Services can perform this work for you at reasonable rates. inData can not only synchronize the original transcript to the deposition video, they can also edit clips against your designation list. inData can then export your clips with embedded captions and upload to your Dropbox account so they can be added to your TrialDirector for iPad case. Call 1-800-828-8292 for a price quote today!
SUPPORT POLICY: inData Technical Support cannot provide assistance with the video transcoding utilities. The instructions above will consist of the support scope of burning synchronized captions into video streams for use with TrialDirector for iPad.
For multi-page documents and transcripts, it is highly recommended you use Adobe PDF files. When using photos, you can use JPEG, PNG, BMP and PDF formats.
It is best to use MPEG-4 (H.264) video to playback depositions, surveillance and other similar types of video content within TrialDirector for iPad.
Please note that file types commonly used in Windows, such as MPEG-1, MPEG-2, AVI and WMV are NOT supported on iPad devices. These file types need to be converted to MPEG-4 (H.264) format.
The TrialDirector for iPad application does not have any sort of sharing options, such as email or printing, at this time. However, you can use the File Sharing features of iTunes to save iOS application files to the host operating system, such as OSX or Windows. When your iPad device (with TrialDirector for iPad) is connected to iTunes, select the "Apps" tab in iTunes to reveal the File Sharing information. Select TrialDirector from the list of apps and the case folder you wish to save to the host operating system. Click the "Save To" button and select the target folder on the host operating systems.
For more information, please refer to the following Apple KB article:
The following document types do not utilize an annotation layer when rendered within TrialDirector for iPad. In order to ensure as many Office, iWork and textual file types can be successfully rendered within the application, the annotation and zoom features are disabled.
Affected Document Types
Due to memory constraints of iPad devices, large dimension images may display an "Image Too Large" message when attempting to view them. Although iPad devices have several data storage options available (e.g. 16GB, 32GB, 64GB), the amount of memory (RAM) is limited. Below is a list of the amount of memory (RAM) available on each generation of iPad devices.
As listed above, the latter generations of iPad devices have a significantly greater amount of memory. Therefore, the size (dimension) limitation of the image that can be viewed within TrialDirector for iPad is associated with the maximum amount of memory (RAM) installed on the iPad device. This precaution will ensure that large dimension images will not cause the app to become unstable due to low memory conditions.
Below is a list of the approximate image dimension limitations in TrialDirector for iPad within the different generations of iPad devices.
If you encounter the "Image Too Large" message when attempting to view large dimension images, it is strongly recommended to use an imaging program, such as Microsoft Paint, to re-size the image to correspond with the approximate image dimension limitations above.
Yes, you can add files to TrialDirector for iPad via Apple iTunes version 10.5 (or higher) running on Windows Vista or Windows 7. You can also use iTunes on Mac OSX.
The best situation to use iTunes to import TDM files from TrialDirector 6 into TrialDirector for iPad is when you are working with a large amount of data.
For example, you have a TrialDirector 6 workbook containing a large volume of documents, photos, videos and DVT clips. Exporting this workbook using the TrialDirector for iPad option has the potential to create a TDM file that is several hundred megabytes in size. This size of file may exceed the amount of space in your Dropbox account. Additionally, the time it would take to first upload to Dropbox and then download (from Dropbox) into your TrialDirector for iPad case may take too long. Regular file copy operations from your desktop to iPad, via iTunes, are a lot more efficient in this scenario.
For more information about importing TDM files into TrialDirector for iPad via iTunes, see the section entitled "Import from iTunes" on page 7 of the user manual.
No, Apple iCloud support is not currently built into TrialDirector for iPad. We suggest using DropBox as the cloud-based file management system to add files to a TrialDirector for iPad case.
To find out how much available space you have on your iPad, along with the amount of data that
TrialDirector for iPad is consuming - check the iOS "Settings". Once you open the iOS "Settings",
navigate to the "General" section and select the "Usage" option, as shown below.
The amount of available storage space, along with the used storage amount on the iPad is shown at the top of the "Usage" category, as shown below.
Additionally, you can determine which applications are using the most amount of storage space. For example, the built in "Videos" and "Music" apps may take a significant amount of storage space. If you wish to see how much space that TrialDirector for iPad is using, find "TrialDirector" in the list to see the corresponding storage usage at the right. Tap "TrialDirector" to see the amount of storage space consumed by case data, as shown below.
Here you will be able to determine if you have existing case data that is consuming an excessive amount of storage space on your iPad. While the app size is only about 25MB, you could conceivably have several gigabytes of case data added to TrialDirector for iPad. If you see an excessive amount of storage space used within the "Documents & Data" listing, as shown above, you may want to consider deleting one or more TrialDirector for iPad cases that are no longer in use in order to free storage space on your iPad. Alternatively, you may want to consider removing data associated with another app, such as "Videos" or "Music" if you need to create room for TrialDirector for iPad case data.
NOTE: Clicking the large red "Delete App" button will delete the TrialDirector for iPad app AND all case data!
There isn't a programmatic limit to the number of case folders you can add to TrialDirector for iPad.
Since case folders and their respective files are stored within the application, the only limitation is the
available storage capacity on the iPad device itself.
See the question How Do I Determine How Much Space is Available on my iPad? to learn how to determine the available space on your iPad as well as the application usage.
There isn't a programmatic limit to the amount of data that TrialDirector for iPad can handle. Since case folders and their respective files are stored within the application, the only limitation is the available storage capacity on the iPad device itself.
If you are working with a large number of files, such as PDF documents, you may want to set up a folder hierarchy for items such as witnesses within your DropBox folder prior to import into TrialDirector for iPad. The folder hierarchy will allow you to organize documents, photos and video into logical groups. Additionally, you can utilize the Export Workbook to TrialDirector for iPad feature within TrialDirector 6 to organize the folder hierarchy as well as customize the sort order of your evidence.
Yes, using an AppleTV combined with AirPlay technology is a great way to wirelessly present your evidence with TrialDirector for iPad. Use a HDMI cable to connect AppleTV to a projector, monitor or TV. An iPad device can then use a dedicated wi-fi connection to display images, photos or video on the AppleTV using AirPlay Mirroring.
When AirPlay Mirroring is activated, each document, photo or video that you select in TrialDirector immediately displays on the AppleTV along with annotations and callouts. You can also pause the AppleTV display to prepare the next exhibit prior to showing it.
For more information about AirPlay, please refer to the following Apple Support articles:
Yes, AirPlay Mirroring is the preferred method for presenting evidence with TrialDirector for iPad. AirPlay Mirroring for documents, photos and video is available on iPad 2 and iPad 3 devices. If you have an iPad 1 device, AirPlay is only available for video.
To enable AirPlay, double-click the "Home" button on the iPad to display the list of recently used apps. Swipe the apps list from left to right until the AirPlay button is displayed. Tap the AirPlay button, select the Apple TV from the list of available devices and toggle the "Mirroring" option to the ON position. For more information about AirPlay, please refer to the following Apple Support articles:
We recommend using TrialDirector for iPad on a newer generation iPad device, such as the iPad 3. iPad 3 devices contain more memory and support AirPlay Mirroring, as well as full HD video. Other advantages include the ability to render high dimension images within the app.
TrialDirector for iPad can be used on Apple iOS 7x - 8x. iOS versions earlier than 7 are NOT supported.
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