Relying on an expert to record themselves is fraught with risk. It is one thing for an expert to videotape or photograph their inspections for reports; it is another matter to capture the inspection for future use at mediation or trial. A dedicated videographer will not have to juggle and switch between cameras and note-taking. Additionally, experts rarely show up with a tripod, so you often have to settle for shaky-cam from their latest tax deduction. Fine for America’s Funniest Home Videos, but what you need is a steady, focused, and clear taping. Also, it is just safer to have a dedicated videographer on site.
Many experts feel encumbered to do this dual work by firms watching the bottom line. Let the other side make that mistake.
As for lawyer-cam efforts, you know better.