CueLine History

Thomas Lester (originator, film composer)
At Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA, Thomas Lester learned how to prepare picture cueing and use streamers and punches to synchronize an orchestra to a film during the recording of film music. He discovered the fantastic benefit of picture cueing. When he came back to Denmark he found that what he had learned about picture cueing at Berklee could not be used due to the fact that the necessary hardware was no longer available.Thomas was then faced with two options; either drop the idea of using picture cueing or develop a new picture cueing device. The final result is ProCue 1m1. Thomas found two competent engineers, Knud Kjeldgaard and Kent Højholdt, who could make the technical part of the development. The three of them have proven to be an incredible team, each having a broad knowledge and together constituting a productive unit.

Kent Højholdt (Technical designer and developer)
During the past 20 years Kent Højholdt has worked in the electronics business; the past 10 years in his own company MIDI-TECH (previously Keyboard Heaven) designing and manufacturing “custom” electronics and contributing support to musicians and studios, including Die Herren, Jesper Ranum, Franz Beckerlee, Gasolin and others.He has designed and manufactured the following: MIDI HAND – a MIDI realtime controller for computers MIDI FOOT – a pedal that controls musicians’ sound effect machines E-Looper – a MIDI controlled loop-box for guitar pedals. Kent’s interest for electronics and music has resulted in an extensive self-taught expertise within the construction of circuits (both analogue and digital), programming of processors and logic circuits, print layout etc. He has a lot of drive and is open for new techniques, which can be seen in the creation of the ProCue 1m1 when he had a FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Arrays) replaceda large proportion of the digital components.

Knud Kjeldgaard (Technical designer and developer)The first real commercial construction Knud made was at AEK Risø where he constructed a negative-ion detector for a mass spectrometer. He also conducted the initial scientific test trials of this product in Denmark. Other creations:Knud has developed and put into production the world’s first mass-produced all-standard color TV (based on a standard TV).In connection with the first wide band test trials here in Denmark Knud developed the interface between the old telephone central system and the video router.In Knud’s present occupation at the Danish National Filmschool he has among other things introduced, purchased and installed the first six Avid non-linear computer editing systems, which are some of the first in Denmark and making it the first place in Europe with six systems.Besides electronics and video technique Knud has functioned as a teacher and been the proprietor of an electronics and radio business for some years.