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 Show File is actually a directory, it can’t be opened on the computer like a regular data file. If you double-click on a Show File directory on your desktop, it will just open like any regular folder. Because of this, CueServer Studio has tools for working with Show File directories that make it easier to edit them.


Downloading a Show File from CueServer to Computer

Using the Download Show contextual menu item.
There are several ways to download a show file from a CueServer to the computer.

Option 1: Use the Download Show… menu item available in the CueServer menu.

Option 2: Use the Download Show… contextual menu item available by right clicking (or control-clicking) on the show file in the CueServer.

When using either Option 1 or 2, a standard file chooser dialog will appear asking where to place the downloaded show file. Once a destination folder is chosen, CueServer Studio will download the show file into the location chosen.

Option 3: Drag the show file directly from the CueServer in the top panel to the Offline Shows panel at the bottom of the window.

When dragging a show from the online panel to the offline panel, CueServer Studio will automatically download the show file from the CueServer to the computer’s desktop and add the item to the offline projects list.


Uploading a Show File from Computer to CueServer

Using the Upload Show contextual menu item.
There are several ways to upload a show file from a computer to a CueServer.

Option 1: Use the Upload Show… menu item available in the CueServer menu.

Option 2: Use the Upload Show… contextual menu item available by right clicking (or control-clicking) on a CueServer.

When using either Option 1 or 2, a standard file chooser dialog will appear asking to choose the show file to upload. Once a show file is chosen, CueServer Studio will upload the show file to the selected CueServer.

Option 3: Drag a show folder directly from the Offline Shows panel at the bottom of the window to an online CueServer.

Option 4: Drag a show folder directly from the computer’s Desktop to an online CueServer.

When dragging a show from the offline panel or Desktop to an online CueServer, CueServer Studio will automatically upload the show file from the computer to the CueServer device.


Creating An Offline Show

To create a show file for offline editing, first click in the Offline Project Files list to select it.

Then, click the New Show toolbar item ( ).

A standard file save dialog window will appear, asking for a name and location to save the new show file.

Once the name and location are given, CueServer Studio will create the new show file and add it to the Offline Project Files list so the offline show file can be opened and edited.