Cameras in court
There was a slightly surreal element to the experience of watching three Scottish judges delivering the Nat Fraser murder conviction appeal ruling.
Surreal in the sense that only in exceptional circumstances - such as the Lockerbie trial - have cameras been allowed into our courts.
On this occasion, BBC Scotland had been given permission to record the Fraser decision being announced.
A number of their lordships, we were told, were keen to demystify the work of the courts and make what goes on there more transparent.
Certain ground rules were laid down in advance. We were only able to show the three judges and we could not show Fraser or any of the lawyers involved in the case.
If there were any interruptions from the packed public benches, we were prohibited from including this footage online or on television. In the event, there was none.
The judges rejected Fraser's claim that there had been a miscarriage of justice in finding him guilty of murdering his wife Arlene, whose body has never been found.
The ruling delivered, a tape was taken from the court in Edinburgh and beamed from a satellite truck to Glasgow.
BBC Scotland was the designated "pool" broadcaster, meaning that we supplied the footage to other media outlets as well.
Once received, the entire hearing, lasting just short of 18 minutes, was put on our website and excerpts were used later on television.
Between about noon and midnight on Tuesday, this video was viewed 7,400 times. A second, shorter clip was viewed 5,329 times.
But there was another act still to come. As he was led out of court, handcuffed to a custody officer, Fraser was walked past the waiting media. This too was captured on camera and the resulting footage was accessed 3,829 times online.
The questions rang out: "Has justice been done?" "Where's Arlene, Mr Fraser?"
Fraser stopped and replied: "The fight will go on, as will the, the..."
The custody officer was pulling him towards the waiting prison van but Fraser wanted his moment.
In his North East dialect, he told the officer: "Hud on a second..." in the same way he might have asked a friend to wait for him while he chatted to a third person.
Before the officer's persistence won and Fraser was hauled towards the van, he stated: "...as will the fight to get to the truth." And then he was gone.
On a footnote, we hear through the grapevine that their lordships were pleased with the way their proceedings were handled by the media. It may be that more cases will be opened up in this way.
It transpires that shortly after we put the first video clip online, a grandchild of one of the judges rang him to say they'd seen him in court.
M'luds are, after all, human like the rest of us.