1. The depositions of witnesses before the courts in civil matters may be taken by stenotypy, by stenography, by means of an apparatus commonly called a “stenomask”, or by means of sound only or sound and picture recording apparatus.
The taking of depositions before the court by means of sound only or sound and picture recording apparatus shall be done by the personnel of the court or by any person designated by the clerk or assistant clerk. The taking of depositions outside the court using such apparatus shall be done by a stenographer.
The recording shall make it possible to listen to and, where applicable, to watch the depositions, as well as to transcribe, preserve and issue true copies of the depositions.