Your USB drive must be formatted as a FAT32 or HFS+ drive, with a minimum of 1GB free space (most USB flash drives today are FAT by default). If you are not sure if your drive will work, or if you received an error message when inserting your drive in the Studio dock, please check out a USB drive from the 1st Floor Circulation Desk, or purchase one from the Lower Level vending machine (8 GB, $10.00).
How to format FAT32: Formatting a USB Drive for FAT32.
Drive sizes vary, but generally, you can assume that a 1GB drive will accommodate 30 minutes of recording time.
We recommend using at least a 1GB drive when recording in the One Button Studio. Drives provided by the library circulation desk are 16GB, and should be able to capture approximately 8 hours of footage.
Use the toggle switch to turn on/off the green screen. Intensity should remain at Dimmer 13.0V (2%)
Use the small silver switch to turn on/off the blue or green lamp around the camera lens. The larger grey buttons set the intensity of the light, which can have an adverse effect on masking the blue or green screen when editing the footage in an editing software. Make sure the settings read approcimately 12.0V on the readout.
You may sometimes receive this error, even if your USB drive is formatted as FAT (all drives checked out from circulation are already correctly formatted as FAT). Unfortunately, this is a known issue with all One Button Studios. If you receive this error, it is best to use the studio phone to call for assistance from the Circulation Desk. The phone number can be found on the poster between the workstation and phone.
We have heard this complaint frequently from users of Adobe Premiere, where it is caused by Premiere's inability to handle the variable frame rate recordings made by the Apple Mac Mini.
If you wish to edit your files in Adobe Premiere, you'll need to open and re-save your mp4 files in in the Handbrake application available on all library computers. Follow these instructions for re-saving your files in Handbrake and your files should now be properly synced when you open them in Premiere.
The One Button Studio is a free application for the Apple Mac OS, originally created by Justin Miller at Penn State University. The application is relatively easy to set-up and integrates with popular third-party hardware. For information on building your own studio, see the Setup and Equipment guides produced by Penn State.