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CueServer Studio 2

CueServer Studio 2

CueServer Studio 2 is the desktop application used to program, configure, locate and operate CueServer 2 devices. It is available for both Mac OS X and Windows. You can download the current version of CueServer Studio 2…

CS-950 CueServer 2 DIN

Hardware » Models » CS-950 CueServer 2 DIN

The CueServer 2 DIN (CS-950) is housed in an enclosure suitable for DIN rail, surface, or panel mounting. The DIN rail brackets accomodate standard 35mm rail. Mounting flanges are included for surface or panel mounting. Connections for power, DMX, contact closures,…

CS-940 CueServer 2 DIN

Hardware » Models » CS-940 CueServer 2 DIN

Please Note: The CS-940 has been discontinued. It has been replaced by the more capable CS-950. The CueServer 2 DIN (CS-940) is housed in an enclosure suitable for DIN rail, surface, or panel mounting. The DIN rail brackets accomodate standard 35mm rail. Mounting…

Release v3.0.1 [May 2, 2019]

Release Notes » Release v3.0.1 [May 2, 2019]

Version 3.0.1 Version 3.0.1 contains 17 minor feature improvements and 22 bug fixes. Some of the more significant improvements include eight new color picker variants, two new timer triggering modes, editable Button IDs, enhanced NTP server integration, and improved…

CS-900 CueServer 2 Pro

Hardware » Models » CS-900 CueServer 2 Pro

The CueServer 2 Pro (CS-900) is housed in a sturdy 1U rack‑mount enclosure with removable brackets. CueServer 2 Pro features dual LAN ports for splitting Ethernet-based lighting and management data onto separate networks if desired. CueServer 2 Pro boasts an…

CS-920 CueServer 2 Mini

Hardware » Models » CS-920 CueServer 2 Mini

The CueSevrer 2 Mini (CS-920) is the smallest of the CueServer 2 models and is housed in a rugged anodized aluminum enclosure suitable for desktop use or panel, DIN, or truss mounting using optional bracket kits. The CueServer 2 Mini can output shows utilizing up to…

Operators

CueScript Language » CueScript Overview » Expressions » Operators

The CueScript language allows for operators to be used in expressions. Operators are symbols that appear in-between two values that “operate” on those values. Common operators include mathematical functions such as + and – for addition and…

Time Status [ts]

Internals » CGI API » get.cgi » Time Status [ts]

This request returns a Time Status data structure for the CueServer. This structure contains detailed information about the current time, date, astronomical features, time zone and more. URL: /get.cgi?req=ts Response: The following data structure will be returned…

Off

CueScript Language » Action Commands » Off

Syntax Command Description Return Value Off Turn an object off 0 Abbreviation None Description The Off command sets the currently selected object(s) values to the minimum. In other words, it turns the object(s)…

Hardware Model Identifiers

Internals » Hardware Model Identifiers

One of the fields in the Ping response string from a CueServer is the Hardware Model Identifier. This number is a 16-bit value divided into several fields. When looking at this value in hexadecimal, its digits are broken into the following meanings: Value…

DMXTrigger Resource

Internals » Show File Format » Resource Structures » DMXTrigger Resource

A DMXTrigger Resource is a binary file with a format described by the following C structure and constants: #define DMXTRIG_RESTYPE 'D' #define DMXTRIG_RESVERS '1' #define MAX_DMXTRIG_COUNT 100 // Maximum number of DMX Triggers loaded at…

LCD Properties [lcd]

Internals » CGI API » set.cgi » LCD Properties [lcd]

This request sets various LCD Display properties. URL: /set.cgi?dst=lcd& Optional Parameters: backlight= (optional) This parameter (if present) sets the LCD Display’s backlight brightness. Valid range is from 0 to 255. field=&id=…

Group

CueScript Language » Selection Commands » Group

Syntax Command Description Return Value Group [] Select one or more channel groups The selected channels’ value Abbreviation GR or U Description Selecting Groups The Group command selects one or more DMX channels in…

Autodiscovery

Internals » Autodiscovery

CueServers on the network can be discovered by using an auto-discovery technique. All CueServers (both the original CueServer and the CueServer 2 series) are listening on the CueServer Multicast Group Address (239.255.204.2) on port 52737. This socket is typically…

Ping [ping]

Internals » CGI API » get.cgi » Ping [ping]

This request returns the device’s Auto-Discovery data string. Use this request to fetch pertinent device information using a TCP (HTTP) connection. URL: /get.cgi?req=ping Response: The returned data is an ASCII string. It begins with #PING and contains…

Directory Structure

Internals » Show File Format » Directory Structure

The show file for CueServer is arranged in a directory structure. The following table illustrates the directory structure of a typical show file: File Description audio      chime.wav      …

Playback Info [pi]

Internals » CGI API » get.cgi » Playback Info [pi]

This request returns a Playback Info data structure for the specified playback fader. !This request is available in CueServer 2 only for compatibility with the original CueServer 1 API. Use of this request is depreciated and is not encouraged. Use Extended Playback…

Extended Playback Info [epi]

Internals » CGI API » get.cgi » Extended Playback Info [epi]

This request returns one or more Extended Playback Info data structures for specified playback faders. This structure contains detailed information about the current status of each playback fader. URL: /get.cgi?req=epi&id= Parameters: id= 1 to 32 specifies an…

Fade Engine Data [fed]

Internals » CGI API » get.cgi » Fade Engine Data [fed]

This request returns a Fade Engine Data data structure. This structure contains detailed information about all playbacks, all universes and all ports simultaneously. URL: /get.cgi?req=fed Response: The FadeEngineData structure is variable length. The header of 16…

show.cfg

Internals » Show File Format » Configuration Files » show.cfg

The show.cfg file is a simple text file in LibConfig format. This file is located in the root of the show’s file system directory structure. The following elements appear in the show.cfg file: astro Dictionary (astro) Contains a dictionary of…

Levels

CueScript Language » CueScript Overview » Levels

The At command and several other methods set levels. Levels are an expression of a quantity from lowest possible value (zero) to highest possible value (full). CueServer allows levels to be expressed in four primary ways, by percentage (the default), or by decimal,…

Button Values [bv]

Internals » CGI API » get.cgi » Button Values [bv]

This request returns the current state of of the CueServer’s front-panel buttons. !This request is available in CueServer 2 only for compatibility with the original CueServer 1 API. Use of this request is depreciated and is not encouraged. This request only…

System Variables

CueScript Language » System Variables

CueServer uses System Variables to allow CueScript commands to change properties or behaviors of various system related objects. Setting a system variable has immediate effect, causing the referenced object to change appearance or behavior. For example, to…

Time Info [ti]

Internals » CGI API » get.cgi » Time Info [ti]

This request returns a Time Info string from the CueServer. This string contains information about the NTP servers and time zone currently in use. URL: /get.cgi?req=ti Response: The Time Info string contains two fields separated by a bar character (|). The first…

Universe

CueScript Language » Selection Commands » Universe

Syntax Command Description Return Value Universe [] Select one or more universes None Universe ? Return the current selection A selection string Abbreviation UNIV Description Selecting Universes The…

Channel

CueScript Language » Selection Commands » Channel

Syntax Command Description Return Value Channel [] Select one or more DMX channels The selected channels’ value Channel . [] Select one or more DMX channels The selected channels’ value …

Record Group

CueScript Language » Action Commands » Record » Record Group

Syntax Command Description Return Value Record Group Records group group number The group number recorded Any whole number from 0 to 99999 Abbreviation R U or R GR Description The Record Group command creates a…

Update Group

CueScript Language » Action Commands » Update » Update Group

Syntax Command Description Return Value Update Group Updates group group number The group number updated Any whole number from 0 to 99999 Abbreviation UP U or UP GR Description The Update Group command updates…

Network Properties [net]

Internals » CGI API » set.cgi » Network Properties [net]

This request sets various Network properties. URL: /set.cgi?dst=net& Optional Parameters: name= (optional) This parameter (if present) sets the device’s name. Maximum length of this string is 15 characters. ipA= (optional) This parameter (if…

Group Level [grp]

Internals » CGI API » get.cgi » Group Level [grp]

This request returns the current level of a specified channel group. URL: /get.cgi?req=grp&id=&p= Parameters: id= 0 to 99999 specifies the group ID (number). p= (optional) 0 specifies that the CueServer’s output should be used to query the…

Preset Zone Info [pzi]

Internals » CGI API » get.cgi » Preset Zone Info [pzi]

This request returns a Cue Stack Info data structure for the specified preset zone. Use this response to determine which presets are active in a given zone. URL: /get.cgi?req=pzi&name= Parameters: name= The name of the desired zone. Response: The…

Cue Resource

Internals » Show File Format » Resource Structures » Cue Resource

A Cue (or Preset) Resource is a binary file with a format described by the following C structures and constants: // --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- // Cue Resource (Public) //…

Strings

CueScript Language » CueScript Overview » Strings

CueScript commands frequently contain strings. A string is a series of zero or more characters enclosed in “double-quotes”. Examples of strings include: “Hello World”, “Press Stop to Cancel Show Playback”,…

Wait

CueScript Language » Action Commands » Wait

Syntax Command Description Return Value Wait Causes the execution of the current script to be suspended for a given number of seconds An id number to identify the pending commands Wait Clear Causes all commands that…

Stage

CueServer Studio 2 » Editor Window » Live » Stage

Overview The Stage View shows the output channels of the CueServer. This view is arranged in a grid of channels. Controls within the window change the visible layer of the channel grid between the device’s Output, one of the Playbacks, or the Input. Various…

At

CueScript Language » Action Commands » At

Syntax Command Description Return Value At Set the value of the selected object(s) The value the object(s) were set to At Cue Sets the selected channels to the values in Cue cue The number of channels set…

Marco Resource

Internals » Show File Format » Resource Structures » Marco Resource

A Macro Resource is a binary file with a format described by the following C structure and constants: typedef struct MacroResource { uint8_t resType; uint8_t resVers; uint8_t showInMenu; uint8_t reserved[13]; // …

Network Info [net]

Internals » CGI API » get.cgi » Network Info [net]

This request returns a Net Info data structure for the CueServer. This structure contains detailed information about the current operating parameters of CueServer’s network interfaces. URL: /get.cgi?req=net Response: The following data structure will be…

Button

CueScript Language » Selection Commands » Button

Syntax Command Description Return Value Button [] Select one or more buttons The pressed state of the selected button(s) Button . [] Select one or more buttons on a specific station The pressed state of the…

Self-Test Function

Hardware » Self-Test Function

CueServer 2 has a built-in Self-Test function that tests nearly every subsystem and circuit path in the product. This function can be used if there is a suspicion that the CueServer hardware has a physical fault. !Do not enter the Self-Test mode while a show is in…

DMX Output [out]

Internals » CGI API » get.cgi » DMX Output [out]

This request returns an array of DMX Output channels. The result contains channel values from the final output stage of the playback stack. URL: /get.cgi?req=out&index=&count=&pad= Parameters: index= (optional) Specifies the starting channel index of the…

DMX Input [in]

Internals » CGI API » get.cgi » DMX Input [in]

This request returns an array of DMX Input channels. The result contains channel values from both Ethernet-based DMX input and the hardwired DMX input ports. URL: /get.cgi?req=in&index=&count=&pad= Parameters: index= (optional) Specifies the starting channel…

Audio Properties [audio]

Internals » CGI API » set.cgi » Audio Properties [audio]

This request sets various audio system properties. URL: /set.cgi?dst=audio& Optional Parameters: volume= (optional) This parameter (if present) sets the master audio output volume. Valid range is from 0 to 100. Response: A single byte is returned. The…

Extended Command Context [ecc]

Internals » CGI API » get.cgi » Extended Command Context [ecc]

This request returns an Extended Command Context data structure for the specified command context. This structure contains detailed information about a command context. URL: /get.cgi?req=ecc&id= Parameters: id= (optional) 0 specifies the default context (same…

Input

CueScript Language » Action Commands » Input

Syntax Command Description Return Value Input Disable Disables the DMX Input into the Playback Faders 0 Input Enable Enables the DMX Input into the Playback Faders 1 Input ? Returns the current…

Release v3.0.0 [April 4, 2019]

Release Notes » Release v3.0.0 [April 4, 2019]

Version 3.0.0 Version 3.0.0 adds many exciting new functions to CueServer including fully interactive web-based CueStations, a built-in graphical layout editor, entirely new station station pages, support for the new Insite 7” Touchscreen, plus the ability to…

Toggle

CueScript Language » Action Commands » Toggle

Syntax Command Description Return Value Toggle Toggles the value of the selected object(s) The value the object(s) were set to A percentage from 0 to 100. When specifying percentages, the value can optionally be…

Time Properties [time]

Internals » CGI API » set.cgi » Time Properties [time]

This request sets various Network properties. URL: /set.cgi?dst=time& Optional Parameters: ntpList= (optional) This parameter (if present) sets the device’s list of NTP servers. This parameter should not be used if the time is being set…

Record Stream

CueScript Language » Action Commands » Record » Record Stream

Syntax Command Description Return Value Record [options] Stream Records streaming cue cue number The cue number recorded Any whole number from 0 to 99999 May optionally contain decimal numbers from .00 to…

Fade

CueScript Language » Action Commands » Fade

Syntax Command Description Return Value Fade Sets the active playback fader’s cue fade time The cue fade time set Fade ? Returns the current cue fade time of the active playback fader The current cue fade…

Time

CueScript Language » Action Commands » Time

Syntax Command Description Return Value Time Sets the global fade time The global fade time set Time ? Returns the current global fade time The current global fade time A decimal number of seconds…

Update Stream

CueScript Language » Action Commands » Update » Update Stream

Syntax Command Description Return Value Update [options] Stream Updates streaming cue cue number The cue number updated Any whole number from 0 to 99999 May optionally contain decimal numbers from .00 to…

Release v1.0.7 [April 7, 2015]

Release Notes » Release v1.0.7 [April 7, 2015]

Version 1.0.7 (4/7/2015) CueServer Studio 2 Feature Added a display of the current Stack Name to the Playback view. Feature Added an indicator to the Universe Settings panel to show if a universe is receiving input data. Feature Added Variables sub-view to…

Record Cue

CueScript Language » Action Commands » Record » Record Cue

Syntax Command Description Return Value Record [options] Cue Records cue cue number The cue number recorded Any whole number from 0 to 99999 May optionally contain decimal numbers from .00 to…

Reset

CueScript Language » Action Commands » Reset

Syntax Command Description Return Value Reset Resets the device to it’s entirely cleared state 0 Abbreviation RESET Description The Reset command clears all running show information and returns the device to…

SMPTE

CueScript Language » Action Commands » SMPTE

Syntax Command Description Return Value SMPTE Start Begins generating internal timecode 1 SMPTE Stop Stops generating internal timecode 0 SMPTE Clear Sets the current timecode to 00:00:00:00 …

Art-Net Protocol

Hardware » Ethernet Ports » Ethernet Protocols » Art-Net Protocol

Art-Net is a method of sending and receiving DMX-over-Ethernet to and/or from a CueServer. Art-Net is owned and copyright by Artistic Licence Holdings Ltd. Artistic Licence has published the specification and made it available for anyone to use on a royalty-free…

Random

CueScript Language » Action Commands » Random

Syntax Command Description Return Value Random Generates a random number from 0 to value A random number Random {, } Generates a random number from value1 to value2 A random number Abbreviation RAND The…

CueScript via Serial

CueScript Language » CueScript Overview » Executing Commands » CueScript via Serial

CueServer allows external CueScript commands to be sent to it via RS-232 and/or RS-485 serial strings. A serial port on CueServer is configured by going into the Stations section and then editing the Built-In Station (Station 0). The serial ports available to…

Update Cue

CueScript Language » Action Commands » Update » Update Cue

Syntax Command Description Return Value Update [options] Cue Updates the DMX channels in cue cue number The cue number updated Any whole number from 0 to 99999 May optionally contain decimal numbers from .00 to…

Hardware

Hardware

Overview This chapter describes the models of CueServer 2 available along with the various physical features, differences between models, specifications and explanation of indicators and displays. For a description of the available models of CueServer 2, see these…

exe.cgi

Internals » CGI API » exe.cgi

The exe.cgi URL is used to execute CueScript commands on the CueServer. The typical format of this URL is: http:///exe.cgi?cmd=& For example, the following URL will execute the command Cue 1 Go: /exe.cgi?cmd=Cue+1+Go *Note that when a command is URL-encoded,…

Selection Commands

CueScript Language » Selection Commands

A selection command is a type of CueScript command that is used to refer to objects in the system. Selection commands can be used in conjunction with action commands to perform actions, or selection commands can be used by themselves to query an object’s…

Join

CueScript Language » Action Commands » Join

Syntax Command Description Return Value Join Sets the join group of the current zone The join group number Join Clear Sets the join group of the current zone to 0 0 Join ? Returns the current…

Release v1.5.0 [June 3, 2016]

Release Notes » Release v1.5.0 [June 3, 2016]

Version 1.5.0 (6/3/2016) New Features New Added DMX Input Triggers. New Added Art-Net Protocol. New New Playbacks view now shows DMX Input/Output. New New Cues editor panel now has separate tabs for Properties, Contents and Capture. CueServer Studio…

Contact

CueScript Language » Selection Commands » Contact

Syntax Command Description Return Value Contact [] Select one or more contacts The closed state of the selected contact(s) Contact . [] Select one or more contacts on a specific station The closed state of the…

Output

CueScript Language » Selection Commands » Output

Syntax Command Description Return Value Output [] Select one or more outputs The state of the selected output(s) Output . [] Select one or more outputs on a specific station The state of the selected output(s)…

Models

Hardware » Models

There are currently three CueServer 2 models available. A fourth CueServer 2 model (the CS-940) was replaced by the more capable CS-950. CS-900 CueServer 2 Pro The CueServer 2 Pro is housed in an enclosure with removable brackets suitable for either 19”…

Cue Properties

CueServer Studio 2 » Editor Window » Resources » Cues » Cue Properties

Each cue has a number of properties that may be edited: Number By convention, every cue in a cue list has a number. Valid cue numbers range from 0 through 999999. Optionally, up to two digits can be used after a decimal point (for example, Cue 1.23). Once a cue…

Cue Stack Info [csi]

Internals » CGI API » get.cgi » Cue Stack Info [csi]

This request returns a Cue Stack Info data structure for the specified cue stack. Use this response to determine which cues are active in a given cue stack. URL: /get.cgi?req=csi&name= Parameters: name= (optional) The name of the desired cue stack. If this…

Action Commands

CueScript Language » Action Commands

Action commands perform actions. Some action commands operate on the current selection (as set by the Selection Commands), and some action commands perform a global action that does not depend on selected objects. For example, the At command operates on selected…

Contact Closures

Hardware » Contact Closures

CueServer 2 provides up to eight low-voltage contact-closure inputs. These inputs are designed for connecting switches, buttons, motion detectors, sensors, and most anything that makes an electrical connection between two conductors. Each contact-closure input can be…

DMX Modules

Hardware » DMX Ports » DMX Modules

The CS-900 CueServer 2 Pro and the CS-920 CueServer 2 Mini use a unique field-replaceable DMX module system for allowing the DMX ports to be customized for each individual project’s needs. The CS-900 ships with four blank plates covering the module slots. The…

Preset

CueScript Language » Action Commands » Preset

Syntax Command Description Return Value Preset On Activates the specified preset in the current zone The preset number activated Preset Off Deactivates the specified preset in the current zone The preset…

Indicator

CueScript Language » Selection Commands » Indicator

Syntax Command Description Return Value Indicator [] Select one or more indicators The on state of the selected indicator(s) Indicator . [] Select one or more indicators on a specific station The on state of…

Release v2.0.0 [October 24, 2017]

Release Notes » Release v2.0.0 [October 24, 2017]

Version 2.0.0 Version 2.0.0 is a significant update to CueServer 2 including 14 major new features, 67 general feature enhancements, and 54 bug fixes. Major Features New Zones and Presets have been added. New Rules have 18 new built-in action templates. New…

Press

CueScript Language » Action Commands » Press

Syntax Command Description Return Value Press Presses the selected object(s) 0 Abbreviation None Description The Press command is used to perform the same event that would occur if the user physically presses a button (or…

Digital Outputs

Hardware » Digital Outputs

CueServer 2 provides up to eight low-voltage digital outputs. These outputs are designed for connecting LED indicators, small relays, buzzers, pilot lights, and most anything that can be powered from a small DC voltage. Each digital output can be turned on or off as…

Serial Ports

Hardware » Serial Ports

CueServer 2 provides up to two serial ports, one RS-232 port and optionally one RS-485 port. These ports are designed to be used to interface with 3rd party devices such as video projectors, automation systems, security panels, motorized window coverings, and most…

Audio

CueScript Language » Action Commands » Audio

Syntax Command Description Return Value Audio "" Plays the given sound file The file name being played Audio Stop Stops playing sound immediately Always returns 0 The file name of a sound resource…

Enter/Exit Range Trigger

Using CueServer » DMX Triggers » Enter/Exit Range Trigger

When a DMX Trigger is set to the Enter/Exit Range type, various rules can be added to the trigger that fire whenever the channel value either enters or exits a particular range of values. This type of trigger is best used to activate certain events within CueServer…

Link

CueScript Language » Action Commands » Link

Syntax Command Description Return Value Link Sets the active playback fader’s linked cue number The linked cue Link Clear Clears the active playback fader’s linked cue None Link ? …

Legal Notices

Legal Notices

Copyright © 2006-2019 Interactive Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved. Interactive Technologies, the Interactive Technologies logo, CueServer, CueServer 2, CueStation, and CueTouch are trademarks of Interactive Technologies, Inc. Acknowledgements: Portions of…

If..Then..Else

CueScript Language » Logic Commands » If..Then..Else

Syntax Command Description Return Value If () [Then] [Endif] Tests expression and performs action if true The result of action If () [Then] Else [Endif] Tests expression and performs action1 if true or action2 if…

Release v1.5.2 [July 25, 2016]

Release Notes » Release v1.5.2 [July 25, 2016]

Version 1.5.2 (7/25/16) CueServer Studio 2 Bug Addressed a problem that could cause KiNET v2 parameters to not be saved properly to the show file. Firmware Feature Now supports Revision D of the CS-940 hardware.

Appendix A: CURL Documentation

Appendix A: CURL Documentation

CueServer uses the standard Linux CURL tool as part if its implementation of the WRITE command. Use WRITE with the URL option to cause CueServer to use CURL to send an HTTP request to another device on the network. For example: WRITE URL…

Follow

CueScript Language » Action Commands » Follow

Syntax Command Description Return Value Follow Sets the active playback fader’s cue follow time The cue follow time set Follow Clear Clears the active playback fader’s cue follow time None…

LCD Display

Hardware » LCD Display

Some CueServer 2 models have a front-panel LCD Display with navigation buttons. This display is used to see the overall operational status of the device and can be used to adjust a small subset of settings and perform basic diagnostics. The LCD Display features…

Supported Audio File Formats

Hardware » Audio Ports » Supported Audio File Formats

CueServer 2 supports the playback of the following common popular audio file formats: File Extension Description .aif .aifc .aiff .aiffc Audio Interchange File Format (Apple) .au .snd Unix Audio File (Sun, NeXT, UNIX)…

Function Buttons

Hardware » Function Buttons

CueServer 2 provides up to eight customizable front-panel function buttons. These buttons can be customized for the needs of a particular application, for example, they can run presets, start shows, change modes, show operating status, and more. Each button can be…

Grouping

CueScript Language » CueScript Overview » Expressions » Grouping

Parenthesis are used for grouping expressions. Expression grouping is useful when multiple expressions are strung together in a line and the normal order of operations must be overridden. The CueScript, operators are always interpreted from left to right. …

Audio Ports

Hardware » Audio Ports

CueServer 2 has built-in stereo audio. The stereo output is able to play sound effects, music and other audio clips in response to CueScript commands triggered by the active show. At this time, the stereo input is not implemented in software and is reserved for…

Release v1.0.6 [March 13, 2015]

Release Notes » Release v1.0.6 [March 13, 2015]

Version 1.0.6 (3/13/2015) CueServer Studio 2 Bug Addressed a problem introduced in 1.0.5 that caused the Stations editor panel to not appear properly if an external station was edited immediately after editing the built-in station. Firmware Bug Addressed…

Ethernet Protocols

Hardware » Ethernet Ports » Ethernet Protocols

CueServer 2 supports several Ethernet Protocols for the transmission and reception of DMX lighting control data, remote control of the CueServer, synchronization of network time, web services and more. See the following sections for additional information about each…

Memory Card

Hardware » Memory Card

CueServer 2 uses a microSD memory card for storage of show files. Units ship from the factory with “Class 10” 16GB cards pre-installed. At this time, CueServer 2 does not support hot-swapping cards while the system is running. This means that a card must…

WAV Sample Formats

Hardware » Audio Ports » Supported Audio File Formats » WAV Sample Formats

The following sample formats are supported by CueServer 2’s WAV audio…

DMX Ports

Hardware » DMX Ports

In addition to being able to transmit and receive DMX-over-Ethernet, CueServer also has built-in DMX ports for hard-wired DMX connections to fixtures, dimmers, consoles and virtually any other DMX compatible devices. The rack-mounted CS-900 has four replaceable DMX…

Length

CueScript Language » Action Commands » Length

Syntax Command Description Return Value Length Sets the current streaming cue’s playback length The playback length set Length ? Returns the current streaming cue’s playback length The current…

Release

CueScript Language » Action Commands » Release

Syntax Command Description Return Value Release Releases channels from the active playback fader   or Releases the selected object(s) None   0 Abbreviation REL Description The Release command can be used with…

Offset

CueScript Language » Action Commands » Offset

Syntax Command Description Return Value Offset Sets the current streaming cue’s starting offset The offset time set Offset ? Returns the current streaming cue’s starting offset The current offset…

On

CueScript Language » Action Commands » On

Syntax Command Description Return Value On Turn an object on 255 Abbreviation None Description The On command sets the currently selected object(s) values to the maximum. In other words, it turns the object(s)…

Getting Started

Getting Started

Welcome to CueServer 2. Sections are being added to this User’s Manual on a regular basis. Current Version Note that on August 1, 2019, version 3.1.1 of CueServer Studio was released. Please download this latest version here: CueServer 2…

Start

CueScript Language » Action Commands » Start

Syntax Command Description Return Value Start Resumes normal timing operation of the active playback fader The playback number started Abbreviation STA Description The Start command resumes normal timing operation of the…

Stop

CueScript Language » Action Commands » Stop

Syntax Command Description Return Value Stop Suspends normal timing operation of the active playback fader The playback number stopped Abbreviation STO Description The Stop command suspends normal timing operation of the…

USB Ports

Hardware » USB Ports

CueServer 2 has both USB Host and USB Device ports. At this time, the USB Host port is only used as an alternative way to apply firmware updates to the device. The USB Device port is not used and is reserved for future use. Specifications CS-900…

Station Color Properties [stcol]

Internals » CGI API » set.cgi » Station Color Properties [stcol]

This request sets various Station Indicator Color properties. URL: /set.cgi?dst=stcol& Optional Parameters: station= (optional) This parameter (if present) chooses which station to operate on. If this parameter is not preset or -1 is specified, then this…

Power Input

Hardware » Power Input

All models of CueServer 2 can be powered by a 12 to 24 VDC Class 2 input. Although the power requirements are similar for the various models, their connectors and current requirements are different. The rack-mounted CS-900 and the miniature CS-920 both have a…

LCD Status Options

Hardware » LCD Display » LCD Status Options

The Status Display of the LCD is divided into four quadrants, the top-left, top-right, bottom-left, and bottom-right. Each of these four quadrants can be customized to show a different piece of information about the status of the device or show. The default Status…

Cue

CueScript Language » Action Commands » Cue

Syntax Command Description Return Value Cue Sets the active playback fader’s next cue The cue number set Cue ? Returns the current cue in the active playback fader The current cue number Any…

Release v1.4.1 [February 24, 2016]

Release Notes » Release v1.4.1 [February 24, 2016]

Version 1.4.1b (2/24/2016) Windows Installer Bug Addressed a problem with the Windows installer that corrupted the application in a way that would cause it to not be able to properly create new offline show files [Windows Only]. Version 1.4.1…

Playback

CueScript Language » Selection Commands » Playback

Syntax Command Description Return Value Playback [] Change the active playback fader and/or select a range of playbacks The new playback number Playback ? Return the currently active playback fader The current…

Ethernet Ports

Hardware » Ethernet Ports

CueServer 2 is an Ethernet-based product. An Ethernet connection to a local network is required to program CueServer using the CueServer Studio 2 software. Additionally, Ethernet is required if a DMX-over-Ethernet protocol (such as sACN, Art-Net, or KiNET) is going…

Release v1.0.1 [December 23, 2014]

Release Notes » Release v1.0.1 [December 23, 2014]

Version 1.0.1 (12/23/2014) CueServer Studio 2 Feature Added “User’s Manual…”, “Support Website…”, and “Release Notes…” to the Help Menu. Feature Changed the font used for displaying CueScript commands. Bug…

Reset Button

Hardware » Reset Button

CueServer 2 has a “Reset” button. The reset button is used to force the unit into bootloader mode if the button is held down during power up. The bootloader mode is for factory use only. There is no need to attempt to use bootloader mode except as…

Environment Variables

Internals » Web Server » Environment Variables

The following environment variables are defined in the built-in Apache 2 web server. These variables are available for use within custom HTML pages and/or CGI type scripts being served from CueServer. Variable Description Example SHOW_NAME…

LCD Display Modes

Hardware » LCD Display » LCD Display Modes

The LCD Display has two modes of operation, the Status Display and the Menu Display: Status Display By default, while the CueServer is running normally, the Status Display will be visible. This display typically shows the device’s name, the current time, and…

Zone Data [zones]

Internals » CGI API » get.cgi » Zone Data [zones]

This request returns a Zones Data data structure. Use this response to determine what zones are defined and their playbacks, join groups, and active presets. URL: /get.cgi?req=zones Response: The following variable-length structure is returned by this…

Release Notes

Release Notes

The following list shows a revision history of the software releases for CueServer 2. The current version may be downloaded from the main CueServer Downloads page. Pre-release and archived versions may be downloaded from the CueServer Software Site. Release v3.1.1…

Working With Offline Shows

CueServer Studio 2 » Navigator Window » Working With Offline Shows

A Show File is a directory that contains the data stored in the show. The contents of the Show File directory are individual binary files and subdirectories for each object in the show, including Cues, Macros, Rules, Timers, Sounds, Web Content and more. Since a…

Release v1.0.3 [January 22, 2015]

Release Notes » Release v1.0.3 [January 22, 2015]

Version 1.0.3 (1/22/2015) CueServer Studio 2 Feature First version available as both OS X and Windows builds. Feature Added the ability to add and remove remote devices to the CueServer Navigator window. Feature Added firmware version column to the Navigator…

Playbacks

CueServer Studio 2 » Editor Window » Live » Playbacks

Overview The Playbacks View shows the current state and properties of the Playback Fader layers of the CueServer. This view is arranged in a stack of Playbacks. Each Playback has three panes, the left-hand pane shows what is currently loaded in the Playback, the…

Release v1.0.4 [February 9, 2015]

Release Notes » Release v1.0.4 [February 9, 2015]

Version 1.0.4 (2/9/2015) CueServer Studio 2 Feature Added the ability to open local offline show files. Feature Added an Cue Fade Times popup window that provides direct access to extended fade time attributes. Feature Added cursor and history control to the…

Station

CueScript Language » Selection Commands » Station

Syntax Command Description Return Value Station Select one or more stations The selected stations Station ? Return the current selection The selected stations Abbreviation STAT Description When…

Command Context [cc]

Internals » CGI API » get.cgi » Command Context [cc]

This request returns a Command Context data structure for the specified command context. This structure contains detailed information about a command context. !This request is available in CueServer 2 only for compatibility with the original CueServer 1 API. Use of…

Release v1.5.5 [October 28, 2016]

Release Notes » Release v1.5.5 [October 28, 2016]

Version 1.5.5 (10/28/16) CueServer Studio 2 Bug Auto-discovery now works properly if network interfaces are enabled and/or disabled while the app is open. Bug The CueServer device name now appears in the stand-alone Stage and Playbacks windows. Bug Addressed…

Updating Firmware

CueServer Studio 2 » Navigator Window » Updating Firmware

When new features or bug fixes become available for CueServer 2, a new version of CueServer Studio will be released. With each software release, CueServer Studio will check to make sure that the CueServer devices have the most up-to-date software version. If a…

Release v1.5.4 [September 8, 2016]

Release Notes » Release v1.5.4 [September 8, 2016]

Version 1.5.4 (9/8/16) CueServer Studio 2 Bug Addressed a problem that could cause a streaming cue to become corrupted if its cue number is changed. Bug Addressed a problem that caused offline shows to not show cue stacks in the hierarchical menu below the…

Release v1.5.1 [July 19, 2016]

Release Notes » Release v1.5.1 [July 19, 2016]

Version 1.5.1 (7/19/16) New Features New Added a System Clock panel to allow the device’s time, date and various astronomical parameters to be viewed live. CueServer Studio 2 Feature When changing protocols in Settings > DMX > Universes, the…

Release v1.0.2 [January 9, 2015]

Release Notes » Release v1.0.2 [January 9, 2015]

Version 1.0.2 (1/9/2015) CueServer Studio 2 Feature Added rules to cues. Previously, cues only had a single action field. Now each cue can have an arbitrary number of rules associated with them. Feature Added a cue “contents preview” to the Cue…

Ethernet Port Numbers

Hardware » Ethernet Ports » Ethernet Port Numbers

CueServer 2 uses several different Ethernet protocols to communicate with other devices on the network. The following table lists each of the TCP and UDP port numbers used by CueServer’s various features and facilities: Port Protocol Service…

Release v1.1.0 [May 22, 2015]

Release Notes » Release v1.1.0 [May 22, 2015]

Version 1.1.0 (5/22/2015) CueServer Studio 2 Feature Added KiNET v1 and v2 protocols. Feature Added the ability to rename shows. Feature Removed ambiguous “Name” field from General Settings. Bug Fixed a problem with the “Set Time…

Release v2.0.4 [March 14, 2018]

Release Notes » Release v2.0.4 [March 14, 2018]

Version 2.0.4 Version 2.0.4 is an incremental update to CueServer 2 including 10 general feature enhancements, and 11 bug fixes. Focus areas of this release include working with show files, CueScript additions, system log improvements and general…

Release v1.3.0 [November 11, 2015]

Release Notes » Release v1.3.0 [November 11, 2015]

Version 1.3.0 (11/3/2015) CueServer Studio 2 Feature Macros editor now has an inline script editor, instead of requiring the user to click into a separate script editor window. Feature The “New…” menu item in the File menu now creates a new…

Release v1.4.0 [January 21, 2016]

Release Notes » Release v1.4.0 [January 21, 2016]

Version 1.4.0 (1/21/2016) CueServer Studio 2 Feature Added ability to set the Input/Output direction of DMX Ports in the DMX Port Settings panel. Feature Added a new Network Settings window that allows the network mode to be switched between Single and Dual…

Release v1.0.5 [March 11, 2015]

Release Notes » Release v1.0.5 [March 11, 2015]

Version 1.0.5 (3/11/2015) CueServer Studio 2 Feature Show project files can now be downloaded/uploaded to/from your computer. Feature Offline project files can now be edited without the CueServer hardware. Feature Added a second list view to the main…

Release v1.4.3 [April 18, 2016]

Release Notes » Release v1.4.3 [April 18, 2016]

[April 18, 2016]h3. Version 1.4.3 (4/18/2016) CueServer Studio 2 Bug Addressed a problem that could cause the discovery of local CueServers to be intermittent if the found devices are not on the same subnet as the host computer. Bug Addressed a problem that…

Working With Shows

CueServer Studio 2 » Navigator Window » Working With Shows

About Shows All of the programming and configuration in a CueServer is stored in a show file. CueServer show files contain Cues, Groups, Macros, Sounds, Web Pages, Stations, Timers, Rules, Configuration Data and more. The memory card in CueServer can hold one or…

Available Timezones

CueServer Studio 2 » Navigator Window » Setting Clock Parameters » Available Timezones

The following list shows the time zones available for CueServer. Africa/Abidjan Africa/Accra Africa/Addis…

Setting Network Parameters

CueServer Studio 2 » Navigator Window » Setting Network Parameters

When a CueServer is selected in the Navigator Window, it’s various network parameters can be changed by clicking on the Network Toolbar Item ( ), or by selecting the Network Settings… menu item in the CueServer menu. These parameters include the…

Release v1.2.0 [July 24, 2015]

Release Notes » Release v1.2.0 [July 24, 2015]

Version 1.2.0 (7/24/2015) CueServer Studio 2 Feature Added entirely new way to create cues and to capture scenes and/or streams. Feature Added stream recording trigger channel and recording duration parameters. Feature Added new record modes for capturing…

Navigator Window

CueServer Studio 2 » Navigator Window

Overview The Navigator Window appears when CueServer Studio opens. Use the Navigator Window to view available CueServers, manage basic settings, change active shows, identify individual devices, update firmware and more. The top pane of this window displays both…

Release v2.0.2 [January 22, 2018]

Release Notes » Release v2.0.2 [January 22, 2018]

Version 2.0.2 Version 2.0.2 is an important update to CueServer 2 including 11 general feature enhancements, and 17 bug fixes. Focus areas of this release include the WAIT command, Macro behavior, and CueScript bug fixes. Navigator Window Feature The Network…

Release v2.1.0 [May 16, 2018]

Release Notes » Release v2.1.0 [May 16, 2018]

Version 2.1.0 Version 2.1.0 adds a suite of SMPTE Timecode features, a Live CueScript Helper, high-resolution graphics, plus dozens of other important enhancements to CueServer 2. Major Features New SMPTE Timecode New Live CueScript Helper New Retina/Hi-DPI…

Release v1.4.2 [March 17, 2016]

Release Notes » Release v1.4.2 [March 17, 2016]

Version 1.4.2 (3/17/2016) CueServer Studio 2 Feature Added a new Diagnostic Tools section to the Help menu. Two network analysis tools have been added: sACN Network Monitor – Scans the network for active universes of sACN data. Shows the sources of…

Release v1.0.8 [April 27, 2015]

Release Notes » Release v1.0.8 [April 27, 2015]

Version 1.0.8 (4/27/2015) CueServer Studio 2 Feature Added colored icons to the Stage View’s “view” menu to make it easier to identify which playback is being selected. Feature Added a new “View” menu to the Stage View that allows…