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Video Recording with the One Button Studio

The One Button Studio

One Button Studio

Powerfully Easy Video Production

Reserve the Studio

The One Button Studio is an easy-to-use digital video production studio that requires no prior video production experience. The Studio, located in B-002 of the Hesburgh Library Lower Level, is available for use by all Notre Dame faculty, staff, and students with valid NDID. Examples of Studio projects include:

  • Rehearsing for class presentations, thesis or dissertation defenses
  • Creating videos for online instruction, such as MOOCs
  • Creating videos for recruitment, training, or professional development seminars
  • Practicing your public speaking skills
  • Using the green/blue screen to create visual effects
  • Recording an interview or podcast
  • Creating ePortfolio materials or video essays

Quick Start Guide


Reserve the studio online

  • Reservations available in 30 minute blocks, up to 2 hours per day, up to 8 hours per week
  • Reservations available up to 6 weeks in advance
  • No food or drink is permitted

Reserve the Studio


Pick up your Key, Clicker, and Flash Drive

  • Visit the Lower Level Circulation Desk to obtain the Studio key (requires valid ND ID)
  • The Circulation Desk will also loan presentation remotes (clickers) and 16GB USB Flash Drives
  • Flash drives are also available for purchase from the vending machine on the Library's Lower Level


Record the video

  • Make sure you have enough space on your flash drive—a 1GB flash drive will record approximately 25 minutes
  • Insert your USB drive into the dock to activate the Studio camera and lighting
  • Press the large silver button to start/stop recording
  • When finished recording, remove your USB drive to deactivate the studio camera and lights
  • Use the workstation PC to move your recordings to your personal USB drive or cloud storage (optional)


Clean up the studio and return your key

  • Return the furniture to original positions
  • Turn off the Studio lights
  • Log off the Workstation PC, if necessary
  • Lock the Studio door
  • Return the Studio key and any accessories you borrowed to the Lower Level Circulation Desk (or 1st floor Circulation, if Lower Level Circulation is closed/unattended)