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CuePilot allows you to produce live shows as tight and up-beat as if they were music videos. Created by internationally acclaimed director Per Zachariassen, as a response to the need for precision and consistency in live broadcasts, CuePilot allows you to reduce expensive rehearsal time.  CuePilot operates globally. If you are in the Americas, Thinking Lion  can provide you with the rental of the hardware, as well as support and expertise.

CuePilot - A tool for creativity.

Perfect a performance with consistency between rehearsals and the live show, so that the entire team of singers, dancers and camera operators can all hit their marks, live

CuePilot is a collaborative tool for creating high-end broadcast shows. It enables consistency and reliability. It is used during pre-production to plan all elements of an act, as well as during the live show, when the CuePilot application together with Studio Server hardware execute the plan.

CuePilot 8 for Mac and Windows adds innovative features like PTZ Presets and OSC Schemas. CuePilot can now control and cue more systems than ever, from vision switchers to media servers, special effects to the camera department.

When you go live, CuePilot plays through the act’s cues, controlling the vision switcher for executing cuts, playing to CueApp for the entire production to be cued, and controlling other systems and devices through OSC, GPI and MIDI.

◉ CuePilot in Pre-Production

In pre-production, the CuePilot application runs on your own computers. Users access a shared project where they can create rundowns and acts.

Wide Shot Reference

Use any kind of camera, or just phone to record the choreography or rehearsal for adding to CuePilot for reference.

Add Media

Import the choreography, song, screen content etc to the act’s timeline to help block a performance.

Build Rundowns, Arrange Acts, Write Notes

Add lyrics and cues to the timeline.

Create a Shotlist

Plan the camera coverage, in reference to the choreography and music by adding vision cues to the act’s timeline


CuePilot is a cloud-based application allowing several users to work on the same project and its acts at the same time. Users can also work offline if no internet is available, and when the user is online again, all data will be synchronised with the server – and with the other users working on the same project.


Play out the planned camera coverage using OSC or MIDI with pre-visualisation software integration to visualise a performance’s camera coverage.

◉ CuePilot in the Studio

The CuePilot application will be running on an S6 Studio Server, Nexus Studio Server, or a laptop with a BOB unit, becoming heart of the operation.

Studio Server Connections

The vision switcher connects with RS422. Timecode sources connect with LTC. GPI devices connect with XLR. The cue screen output is through HD SDI. Network devices connect over ethernet.

Enable Studio Server Features

Vision switcher control is enabled, on ME/AUX/PGM channels. CueApp Server is enabled for CueApp devices on the local network to connect in studio. PTZ, OSC, GPI and MIDI can be enabled to connect more systems.

During Rehearsals

The incoming timecode, usually from the audio department or EVS. is played, triggering the CuePilot to play through the timeline, cutting the cameras on the vision switcher and CueApp shows countdowns for each individual camera.

It’s easy and intuitive to make adjustments and modifications. All changes will be synchronised with all users.


CueApp devices are connected either using local network over a Wi-Fi or a wired network. This enables all users to see their cues and customise their view to show just the information relevant to them.

Live Production

CuePilot controls the vision switcher, executing the camera cuts. The camera team are cues through CueApp, with their own personalised shotlists.

You are always in control, use CuePilot to cut on ME1 and take over on PGM should the unexpected happen. Speed up or slow down cues if you’re not working with timecode.

◉ CuePilot 8

We’re so proud to launch CuePilot 8, our latest and greatest version to all customers. 

With improvements across the board focussed on stability and usability, CuePilot lets you do more, but keep the focus on being creative.

◉ Nexus Studio Server

Our all-in-one, Studio Server.

The Nexus studio server is an all-in-one unit to be operated in the production gallery. Using the 20-inch touch screen monitor, the director or the assistant director has maximum control over the production.

The user interface is similar to the desktop application, but with additional features to manage timecode, control the vision switcher, and operate the built-in GPI triggers.

◉ BOB Unit

BYO laptop + BOB unit = CuePilot’s entry level Studio Server.

BOB, short for ‘Break Out Box’, is CuePilot’s entry level hardware device. The functionality of CuePilot at an affordable price. CuePilot’s Studio Server features run over the network from your own laptop, with the BOB unit connecting to the vision switcher, LTC and GPIs.

Contact us for pricing and details.

The user interface is similar to the desktop application, but with additional features to manage timecode, control the vision switcher, and operate the built-in GPI triggers.