Introducing: Multicam Coverage of Jury Room A
Today marks the first full jury trial to be livestreamed out of Jury Room A at the Quincy District Courthouse. To our knowledge, this is the first criminal trial to ever be livestreamed in Massachusetts. Last week saw some false starts and this morning was marked by a last-second plea agreement in a trial that was expected to begin at the beginning of today’s business (9 a.m.). We’ve since streamed opening statements in a different case involving the alleged operation of a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.
Our hardware setup includes four cameras affixed to the walls in the Jury Room A courtroom, each toggling to the active view depending on who is currently speaking. It’s a system designed by JAVS, the same company contracted by the state to record the official public record in the form of digital audio files.