Multi-camera live & studio rundown scripts

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Multi-camera live & studio rundown scripts

Dramatify offers a unique, collaborative rundown & script tool for multi-camera live and studio shows, developed together with live-tv show directors, production co-ordinators and scriptwriters. It is one of our three different script formats.

Today, most live and studio shows use handcrafted spreadsheets for rundowns, and of course, spreadsheets are a tool made for numbers, not scripts. Existing digital script tools on the market have so far been made for either drama or news, not entertainment, galas or talk shows. With Dramatify’s rundown tool for multi-camera shows, producers can save time, resources and a lot of frustration.

HIGHLIGHTS!

Super-easy to work with - no more spreadsheets!

Both a technical rundown AND a distraction-free writing view for journalists & scriptwriters

Integration with CuePilot vision mixer

Integrated Cue Cards both for print and digital devices

Export to teleprompter, subtitling & closed captioning.

Dark-mode for an entirely paperless work flow.

Access read-only version through "secret" link or QR code!

Distraction-free writing for scriptwriters, hosts & journalists

Hosts, scriptwriters and journalists can do their show outline and scriptwriting in a distraction-free writing environment without technical details when you start a new production. Our scriptwriter feature looks like a familiar wordprocessor but is directly integrated with the technical rundown. It auto-locks on editing to prevent overwriting by mistake.

Each person in front of the camera can create and rehearse Cue cards (see more below) directly from this view which saves a lot of time. Permissions can be set so hosts, scriptwriters and journalists can create and edit action and dialogue content in the scriptwriter view but not edit the rundown.

The text can be tagged with action, dialogue, camera and lyrics, as well as various styling options and right-to-left text.

Flexible rundowns that’s easy to work with!

Dramatify’s rundowns are perhaps the easiest to work with in the industry. To set up a rundown format for your specific project just involves clicking on a number of on/off buttons to decide which content you want to include and in which order, as well as which time options you want. You can set up columns for camera, audio, graphics and screens #1-3 and use all of them, or a few, as well as the order you prefer.

When working with the rundown you have:

  • One-click to duplicate scripts and scenes
  • Drag’n’drop to move scenes, and to move segments within a scene.
  • Automatic background colours depending on the source (EVS, studio, live-A, live-B, online, graphics, speaker, music etc.)
  • One-click addition of sets and participants which are auto-linked to their respective pages.
  • Automatic timing depending on your timing settings
  • Various ways of adding notes and reminder images to the rundown, scenes and individual segments as well as personal notes that don’t print and are only visible to you.

Integration with Cue Pilot vision mixer for music and galas

The integration with the fantastic Cue Pilot vision mixer lets you create shows cut like music videos. Directors can start planning the vision mixing from the rehearsal room to stage rehearsals, then sit back and chill during the actual broadcast. Among the well-known shows using Cue Pilot is the largest show on Earth: The European Song Contest.

In Dramatify you can upload Cue Pilot shot lists to an entire rundown or per scene. You can also do limited editing if you’d rather manually update smaller details than reimport the cue list. Regardless if you view your rundown on screen or print it, the shot list will appear neatly per scene after the scene information, action and dialogue in Dramatify.

Individualise the rundown

Through easy to use show/hide buttons and a text-size slider, all users can individualise the rundown to suit their needs in any specific moments. This means that a host and a camera operator can create entirely different-looking rundowns with a few clicks.

If you need to print a rundown, you can create a different rundown for different production roles through the show/hide settings.

“Dark mode” for paperless production

Dramatify’s “dark mode” is a switch for a dark colour theme that allows for a paperless production flow through digital devices. The dark theme makes sure devices displaying the rundown in a dark studio doesn’t glow and disturb the set, while simultaneously ensuring good readability. 

Integrated cue cards for print and digital devices

How about printing cue cards directly from the rundown 10 minutes before going live? No problem! But you can also edit the rundown content even during the show and a quick reload of the host’s tablet or smartphone updates the digital cue cards live!

Learn more about our integrated cue cards >

Use a QR code or “secret” link to open a read-only rundown

Sometimes there is no need for studio personnel or auxiliary staff like translators to be part of the production on Dramatify as they only briefly interact with the content. That is why you can create a read-only rundown accessible through a “secret” link or a QR code that access the link through the camera of a smartphone or tablet. The link can be manually turned on and off, and you can also add a last valid date and automatically close the link after that.

Note that the QR code and secret link functionality is only included in unlimited and enterprise plans.

Export to teleprompters, translation, subtitling & closed-captioning

Quickly export selected scene content to a text file for teleprompters, translation, subtitling & closed-captioning.

User-friendly episode management

Dramatify’s episode functionality includes smart sorting, technical detail information and much more.

Learn more about episodes & series >

Top image by Björn Falkevik for Dramatify

 

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