Designations are excerpts of the deposition testimony for the purpose of playback in court. Designation Lists are a series of these page/line designations that that can be played back sequentially in OnCue LIVE. Designation Lists are created from synchronized transcripts in your OnCue database. There are several ways to create Designation Lists in OnCue.
NOTE: You will not see any video in the video editor or the viewer panes until you have created and clicked on a designation. You don't need to have a copy of the video files in the _synchedvideos folder to create designation lists.
Creating Designation Lists Manually
To create your Designation List manually, load the Edit Designations screen layout from the Workflow Ribbon. Under the Designations section of the Media Bar, click the + sign and select "New Designation List".
You can change the ID and Name of your New Designation List by clicking on the list and typing in the new values on either side of the dash. In the example below, the ID is “V331” and the name is “Roberts_DC."
Select a Transcript from either the Media Bar or from the drop-down menu on the Transcript Pane toolbar.
Once you have created the Designation List, you can add the page/line designations. There is no limit to the number of designations you can have in a List, and you can designate from different Transcripts within the same Designation List if desired.
Then click and drag to select the transcript text you want to play. You can then either click the "Add Selection" button in the toolbar, right click the selected text and select “Add Selection," or use the ctrl + s hotkey.
The Designation List in the Designations tab will expand and you'll see your new designation appear below the ID.
The highlighter color will be the last used color, but can also be changed prior to adding the designation by selecting a color from the Highlighter dropdown menu.
Creating designations lists manually is great if you are reviewing the transcript and working from scratch, but if someone gives you hundreds or thousands of page/lines, you'll need to import them. Designation List Imports can be created outside of OnCue in a text file. You can find information about these files in Importing Designation Lists.
No Sync - No problem. OnCue doesn't take plain text or Ascii (*.txt) files but as long as you have a PTX of the deposition transcript, you can create a fake "mdb" using RealLegal E-Transcript package. You just open the PTX with the program, save it out as a Sanction MDB Transcript and you can add it to OnCue and create designations and then run your reports.