CCP 1440     

Art. 1440.  Nonstenographic recordation of testimony

The testimony at a deposition may be recorded by other than stenographic means, in which event the notice shall designate the manner of recording, preserving, and filing the deposition, and shall include other provisions to assure that the recorded testimony will be accurate and trustworthy.  A videotaped deposition may be taken and used without court order just as any other deposition.  A certified shorthand reporter shall be present at the time of any videotaped deposition taken without a court order unless waived by all parties.  A party may nevertheless arrange to have a stenographic transcription made at his own expense.

Acts 1976, No. 574, §1; Acts 1990, No. 295, §1.