Rundowns for multi-camera live & studio

No more Excel or studio-only rundown software! Here’s the collaborative, integrated remote-production ready modern rundown tool. Used daily in everything from music entertainment to sports. No installation. No download. Just sign up to try it!

Rundowns for multi-camera live & studio shows

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

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

HIGHLIGHTS!

Super-easy to work with - no more spreadsheets!

Grid view, technical rundown, camera cards AND a distraction-free writing view for journalists & scriptwriters - all integrated!

Integration with CuePilot vision mixer

Show mode with redlining

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!

Rundown grid for planning & overview

Start planning your scenes or blocks in the grid overview – fast inputs straight into the page with dropdown shortcuts for information already added like commentators and venues/locations. In the grid view, you have the option of adding source, audio, extra feed, event times, duration, venues/locations and multiple commentators per scene/block as well as breaks, with or without a time.

Information added in the grid is reflected in the rundown, the script view and camera cards for further work on the content and technical information. You can easily search on title and feed information. 

Rundown Grid for entertainment, sports, e-sports, non-fiction, broadcast, live streaming - from Dramatify

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 on the market, from pre-production to the live broadcast.  It’s easy to customise with a few clicks both for the production and the individual user and offers smart integrations and extras.

 

Set up with a few clicks

To set up a rundown format for your specific project just click to select which content you want to include and in which order. You have the following features and columns to show or hide and can add or remove content types in the middle of the production.

  • Scene and shot numbers
  • Synopsis (used to differentiate similar scenes in stripboards, scheduling and call sheets)
  • Source type with individual source type background colours for easy identification
  • Scene notes inc. images
  • Linked set and characters
  • Shot columns: Action & Dialogue, Camera number, Camera instructions, Audio, Graphics, Screen 1-3 and Shot notes
  • Timing information: Scene duration, Running time, Real-time, Reverse time, Total duration
 

Working with the rundown

 

Content types

When you create your rundown content, text can be tagged for automatic formatting and individual user filtering.

  • In the Action & Dialogue column: Action, Dialogue, Camera, Lyrics, Insert and Presenter notes. A speaker can be added to the Dialogue and Presenter note types. The insert type can be selected if you want to hide pre-recorded content during a live show.
  • In the Camera instruction column, in addition to camera instructions, you also can tag Lights and FX.

 

Smart features when working with the rundown

  • Highlight background colours for important information
  • Split shots with a click
  • Create scene alternatives to throw into the rundown when outcomes are uncertain, such as games and competitions
  • One-click to duplicate scripts and scenes
  • Drag’n’drop to move scenes, and to move shots within a scene
  • Automatic background colours depending on the source (EVS, studio, live-A, live-B, online, graphics, speaker, music, custom source etc.)
  • One-click addition of sets and participants which are auto-linked to their respective pages
  • Automatic timing depending on your timing settings
  • Breaks with or without timing and automatic overflow warnings
  • Exclude and include scenes in the runtime on the fly
  • 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
Rundown formatting - detail

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. This means that a host and a camera operator can create entirely different-looking rundowns with a few clicks without affecting the content.

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

Rundown timer for pre-recorded content

If you need to pre-record an interview or musical act, a handy timer is included in the scene controls. The time added automatically as scene duration when you save the scene, and will also substitute any previously set estimated duration.

Rundown timer
Redlining the rundown for live broadcasts

Redlining during a live event with exact running time

Dramatify’s “show mode” keeps your crew up to date with exactly where you are in the show rundown AND keeps an exact duration and running time. When you hit the play button on the next scene, duration, running time and reverse time is adjusted to display the recorded time instead of the planned time.

This allows for an interview that overruns 8 seconds or a block that unexpectedly is 20 seconds shorter. All the time displays adjust to the correct time and you’ll also clearly see how much time is left to fill — allowing you to add content to a later scene to arrive at the correct length.

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.

“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. 

Camera cards

A rundown view where you can filter on a specific camera number or several. Just as in the main rundown, you can also show or hide specific information as well as increase or decrease the font size.

Camera cards fron the rundown

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 >

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 either link directly to Cue Card and import and update the shot list with a click or manually upload Cue Pilot shot lists. 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.

Export to teleprompters, translation, subtitling & closed-captioning

Dramatify offers three different options for quick export:

  • Export selected scene content to a standard .txt file that can be used in any application for teleprompters, translation, subtitling & closed-captioning
  • Download a teleprompter file for AutoScript / AutoCue
  • Direct integration and auto-fetch of MOS / AutoScript / AutoCue from Dramatify’s servers. Allows for live changes during a broadcast. (Requires some development on your end that we will assist with).

User-friendly episode management

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

Learn more about episodes & series >

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WORKFLOWS

Drama

From screenplay import to semi-automatic call sheets and DPRs!

Entertainment

Enjoy our innovative rundown suite with tons of smart integrations.

Sports

Game on! Cover sports in the field with a premier mobile solution!

Talk Shows & Current Affairs

Easily collaborate from wherever your cast and crew are!

Factuals & Documentaries

3 different script formats, made for remote co-productions!

Social media, commercials & corporate video

Image-based scripts to easily express your vision!

Key features

Production dashboard

Everything at a glance across productions!

Automatic production updates

Automatic updates when critical details change, with the option of manual comments!

Cast & Crew Management

From interactive team lists to integrations with scheduling!

Rundowns for multi-camera

Integrated with cue cards, CuePilot, teleprompters and all our features!

Drama screenplays

Import/synch with Final Draft/.fdx, automatic script sides and automatic watermarking!

Image-based AV scripts

The perfect format for commercials, social media and storyboards!

Story shelf

Plan, store & bounce scenes - super useful from drama to big sports events!

Script breakdown

Smart script breakdown, including optional partial access for creative departments.

Shooting scheduling

Powerful scheduling integrated with cast DooD and all other scheduling features.

Crew Scheduling

Easy to use crew scheduling integrated with call sheets.

Cast scheduling

Smart integration with Daily Cast Schedule, DooD, stylists' scheduling & call sheets!

Semi-automatic call sheets

Integrated call sheets that writes themselves as details are added elsewhere. For print and mobile!

Catering lists - automagically!

Automatic catering lists per shooting day - including special diets & allergies!

Set design & Scenography

From auto set lists, images and breakdown to 3D files and set details!

Locations

With images, maps & automatic weather reports and much more!

Character management

Auto-lists with automatic statistics, booking sheets, stripboards and more!

Wardrobe

Inspo images, measurements, breakdown, wardrobe lists and more!

Makeup & Hair

Integrated makeup & hair functionality with looks, cleanface, makeup charts and more!

WHY DRAMATIFY?

Overview

A production tool for all your company's productions.

Saving time & money

How Dramatify minimise risk and saves your production time and money every day.

For Producers & Production Managers

Plan and track productions, the content, cast & crew.

For creatives

Smart, integrated tools for the creative crew, from ADs to wardrobe designers, set designers and makeup artists.

For crew

Find tools and information according to your role and access level in the production.

For cast members

How to use Dramatify for cast members, including actors, anchors and hosts.

WORKFLOWS

Drama

From screenplay import to semi-automatic call sheets - Dramatify helps you run a tight production.

Entertainment

Enjoy Dramatify's innovative rundown suite with a plethora of smart integrations.

Sports

Integrated features for both large event planning, and scripted and semi-scripted shows.

Talk Shows & Current Affairs

Plan, write and produce talk shows & current affairs shows.

Factuals & Documentaries

With 3 different script formats, start with the one fitting your project's particular needs.

Social media, commercials & corporate video

Use the same tools as the industry professionals for your productions.

Broadcasting & live streaming

Productions powered by Dramatify reaches millions of viewers a week. Join our growing list of broadcasters!

Graphic audio

From script breakdown to recording scheduling and cast and crew booking, we handle enhanced audio productions.

PLANS

Free plan

3 active users for basic drama & documentary pre-production.

Bronze plan

Starter plan for small productions & production companies

Silver plan

for up to 25 active users + unlimited productions, cast & crew.

Gold plan

MOST POPULAR with up to 50 active users + unlimited productions, cast & crew.

Platinum plan

for companies & broadcasters with up to 100 active users + unlimited productions, cast & crew.

Enterprise

Contact us for a custom deal that suits your needs!

Education

Free plans for professional industry schools & educations!

Resources

Quick Start Guide

Quickly get started with your production!

Add & manage team members

Add crew and cast members, set permissions & allow access.

Add episodes & work with series

The episode functionality is super useful - even for features!

Working with rundowns

How to create rundowns for multi-camera live & studio productions.

How to work with screenplays

How to import/synch with Final Draft/.fdx, write natively and work with updates.

Working with image-based AV scripts

How to make the most out of the AV scripts.

Working with script breakdown

How to breakdown your script regardless of script format.

Working with scene items

From props to vehicles - here is how to work with scene items!

How to schedule your production

Powerful scheduling integrated with call sheets and other features.

How to schedule crew

How to work with crew scheduling, integrated with call sheets, time sheets and DPR.

Working with cast scheduling

Smart integration with scene scheduling, Daily Cast Schedule, DooD, stylists' scheduling & call sheets and more!

Creating call sheets

Call sheets almost write themselves - for mobile and print!

Working with sets & scenography

Breakdown, link to locations, share images, 3D files, add props, scene items and continuity.

Adding & working with locations

With images, releases, maps & automatic weather reports and much more!

Working with cast, characters, wardrobe, makeup & hair

A walk-through of character lists & pages, scheduling, details, linking to cast and more.

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