Work in the timer-list
The timer-list is where you put all the timers that you want to start.
Normally, this will be a chronological list with all the timers in the correct order, acting like a schedule or a rundown. Then you just need to push the “Start” button each time a new segment starts.
But if you haven’t got a schedule, or prefer more flexibility, you can use the list to create timer-templates that can be started in no set order. CueTimer supports different workflows.
Choose between different timer-types
- Countdown counts down from a set duration
- Countup counts up to a set duration
- End Time counts down to a time of the day
- Stopwatch counts up until you make it stop
- Clock will display the clock
- Empty will display no timer
- Spacer will create a row of space in the list
Set warnings and end-action
Warning sets a threshold where the countdown timer changes, to warn that the time is running out. You can set different warning-threshold for each timer if you like.
End Action decides what happens when the timer ends. You can stop the timer, run overtime, and more.
Edit the list freely
You can edit the list in different ways: change values, change timer-types, move the timers around etc.
To edit a cell, just double click on it with the mouse, or push enter.
For a faster workflow, we recommend using the keyboard as much as possible. Except when moving timers, which is done by dragging & dropping with the mouse.
Use the list as an event-rundown
If you timer-list is a rundown or a schedule for an event, you can link the timers so that the end of one segment is the start of a new. Then, if you need to delay the whole event with 5 minutes, just change the first timer, and the rest of the list will follow.
Or start the timers in a random order
The list can also be a collection of timer-templates that you can start in any order you like. Get quick access to all your timers by using the mouse or selecting them with the keyboard.
This is a great option if you don’t know the event-schedule in advance, or if you prefer a more dynamic workflow.
Start the timers automatically
You dont need to push the “start” button to start the timers. Instead, you can create a timer-list that runs by itself.
The video shows how you can set up timers to start at a specific time of the day. You can also link the timers so that the end of a timer starts the next one.
Import event-schedules and rundowns.
Instead of creating the whole list in CueTimer, you can import the list as a spreadsheet from Excel and similar applications. The Import-menu lets you shuffle the columns around and import only what you need into the timer-list.
Undo, redo & autosave
All editing operations are covered by the undo & redo. And if you accidentally loose power on your laptop, the latest changes will be restored when you fire up CueTimer again.
The Undo-button is also great to have if you are working with a trigger-happy producer who accidentally fires the start-button. When reverting back to previously running timers, their end-time will be restored so that the old countdown/countup will continue as if nothing happened.