productionTimer was designed specifically for the live event and television production industry. With productionTimer, you can turn most models of iPad or iPod Touch / iPhone into a full-featured countdown clock - perfect for live events!
- FULLSCREEN countdown on EXTERNAL DISPLAY via Lightning->HDMI or AirPlay
- Send messages downstage
- Change text and background colors for normal, warning and end segments
- Smaller cost and footprint than computer-based timers
productionTimer allows an iOS device to display a full-screen countdown clock on an external monitor. Video is taken directly out of the device via the Apple Lightning to HDMI adapter. The signal can be routed to a nearby monitor with a standard HDMI cable or sent longer distances with HDMI over Cat-5/5e/6 or even fiber. The signal can also be taken into a video switching system where it can be routed to any number of destinations. Using a switcher, you can even key out the background and have a great countdown clock to display on screen over other graphics - perfect for getting attendees back from breaks on time. If you are bold enough to forego the cables an AirPlay destination, like AppleTV, can be used as the external monitor.
A "warning" changes the background of the clock to a user-defined color at a specified time - great for getting the talent to notice they need to be wrapping up or should be transitioning to Q&A. Once time is up, the background can also be turned any number of user-selected colors.
Need to send a note downstage but don't have the switching in place to get it in the confidence monitor? Production Timer allows the operator to type a short message and display it on the remote clock display. The clock moves towards the top and a large, clear message is displayed below it. One touch of a button and it's back to normal.
Event professionals know the importance of running on time and the challenges that come with it. Need to make up a few minutes? Use "Time-Travel" to make make the clock run faster than reality. Just set the time of day you would like the clock to hit "0" and productionTimer will figure out the rest.
iPod Touch and iPhone Support!
Use all the features of productionTIMER on iPod Touch. This update also includes updates to Time Travel.
Ratings and Reviews
Easy to operate.
This little piece of software is an excellent example of utilizing an iOS device in a professional AV setting. The portability, affordability and easy of operation make this an excellent substitute to bulky, expensive hardware timer systems.
The Time-Travel feature makes speeding the clock up much easier. The program asks you exactly what time you want the clock to hit “0” and it does the math for you. No guessing what multiple you need to speed the clock up to end on time.
We use this app to output the clock to our switching systems to send downstage as well as into all the multi viewers using a Grass Valley ADVC-G1 to do the conversion to HD-SDI.
Public Comment Timekeeper
Fantastic timer for ‘public comment’ meetings. Easy to use for video production work or to help in government meetings where opposing parties have agreed upon time slots for presentations. Customizable warning colors and quick timer reset has helped bring order & respect for others. Ability to specify the output display is great (especially when your board room monitors are only capable of running at a fixed resolution). 5 stars!
good, but could be better
I think so far best meeting timer I have used, support for the cable would be nice, but airplay is fine. Please fix issue with settings not saving, I always have to reset my color settings because they do not save on my ipad air2.
Developer Response ,
Hello. Regarding support for the cable, productionTimer supports any external display recognized by iOS. If you have an adapter you can use to see the iPad on a TV, it will work as an extended display with productionTimer. As for the settings saving, this will debut in a future update.
- On-Point Presentation Services, LLC
- 9.8 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2015 On-Point Presentation Services
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.