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Video Recording with the One Button Studio

Powerfully easy video production. At your fingertips.

The One Button Studio

One Button Studio

Powerfully easy video recording.

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 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 Your 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)