Cuetimer in-depth articles
Control CueTimer with Companion and Stream Deck
Companion lets you control CueTimer over the local network using Stream Deck hardware controllers.
Our module for Companion is rich in features and gives you hands-on control of your countdown-timers during your event.
Companion is an open-source project initiated by the Norwegian company Bitfocus A/S. It allows you to control most of your A/V equipment over the local LAN-network.
The list of supported devices is growing , and the integration is getting better and better. We are avid supporters of Companion, and we have modules for all the latest version of the software, including v.3
More information can be found on their website:
Start, stop and monitor timers using Stream Deck buttons
Create custom buttons for your most essential functions, such as starting and stopping the timer, as well as navigating through the list of cues.
With immediate feedback from the buttons on your Stream Deck, you will always be informed of the current countdown, cue names, and app settings.
Trigger individual timers & synchronise with other tools
You have commands for triggering specific timers. This lets you start timers in CueTimer without following the chronological order of the list.
And you can combine with other software/hardware to create powerful macro-buttons: For example, you can have a button that fires a 10 minute timer and starts a sequence on your light-console.
Using CueTimer and Companion gives a lot of creative possibilities for audio-video technicians and show-callers.
Easy configuration: Drag & drop the commands where you need them
You don’t need to be a network-wizard to enjoy our CueTimer module for Companion: Most of the commands can be found as presets in the Companion menu.
Just drag the actions you need from the preset-menu to the button placeholder.
For more instructions on how to use CueTimer with Companion, please see our user guide, or watch this video:
Push the “Fullscreen” button to send the timer-page to the external monitor. No need to drag browser-windows around where you can’t see them.
From the Preferences-menu you can customise the timer-page exactly how you want it. Use images, colors and fonts to create a beautiful fullscreen-page. Or just a small countdown for PIP.
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