Michael Thunem Berglund
Production Timer Software for Conferences, Events and Broadcasting
With CueTimer it’s easy to stay on time. Create a cue list with the timers you want to display, then use buttons and shortcuts to move forward during the show. The software can be used for any event that needs precise timing:
Conferences & Seminars
Photo: Morten Brekke Stensland
A monitor with a countdown-timer is very useful for someone holding a presentation. With CueTimer it is easy to control this monitor and display the timers for the different speakers that enter the stage. When the time is running out you can make the colours change to notify the speakers.
Streaming & Remote Productions
CueTimer is well suited for the digital workflow that has evolved during the Covid 19 pandemic. We have added multiple options for viewing the timers that should cover most scenarios: you can feed the video-mixers with HDMI or NDI video, and share a webpage with the timers to remote presenters and crew-members.
Broadcasting & Gameshows
Photo: Michael Thunem Berglund, Hilux A/S
A TV-show needs a production-timer that is reliable, flexible, and easy to use. CueTimer was built to solve this demanding task. To give an example, read more about how CueTimer was used as a countdown-timer for the season one of Lego Masters Norway.
Send the countdown anywhere
CueTimer has multiple options for viewing the timers on different devices:
Push the “Fullscreen” button to place the countdown on the external display. With SDI/Fibre extenders the monitor can be placed far away from the computer
CueTimer has a native NDI-output using the latest NDI 5 framework. This lets you share the countdown as graphics over the local LAN-network.
Create a webpage where you can see the current countdown and the schedule with a list of future timers. The page will scale automatically for all browser-sizes.
Control with Companion
Companion lets you control different devices over the local network and with Streamdeck hardware-boxes. It is free of charge and more info can be found here. Our Companion module includes buttons for the most important commands, and it has feedback for the current timer with colors that can be set from CueTimer. With our premade presets found in the Companion menu it is easy to drag and drop the buttons where you need them.
“Our goal has been to create a user-interface for a countdown-program that is as flexible, fast, and reliable as that you would expect from an audio, light or video-console.” (read more)
To see the rest of this tutorial-series, please go to Youtube. Here we explain some of the main features of CueTimer:
- Create and edit an ordered list of timers, the Cue List, and use buttons, shortcuts or Companion-commands to progress during the show
- Use different timer-types: countdown, countup, countdown to time and regular clock.
- Change the duration by adding and subtracting minutes or manipulate the speed of the timers.
- Customize the countdown-windows with colors, animations and scaling.
- Create a secure webpage where remote presenters and other crew-members can view the current timer and the schedule.
- Connect to other devices through our TCP/IP-server (Companion) or OSC (Qlab/Resolume).
New in v.2.2: Progress-bar, cropping & bold fonts
Trial version and licence
You can download the app and try it as much as you want in trial-mode. The one restriction is that it will close after 10 minutes every time you open it. To use the program without restrictions you can purchase a license from the “Store” page.
User-account on Presentationtools.com
With a subscription-licence you can create an account on this site where you can monitor your licences, release licences from activated computers, and manage your subscriptions registered to your email-address.