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To learn more about the One Button Studio – including where to get the control software and how to set up your own outside of Penn State – visit onebutton.psu.edu. Continue reading to see how you can incorporate OBS into your teaching…


The One Button Studio is a simplified video recording setup that can be used without any previous video production experience. The design of the studio allows you to create high-quality and polished video projects without having to know anything about lights and cameras. You only need to bring your flash drive with you and push a single button.

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What projects can be completed with the One Button Studio?

Studio Presentation

For Students

  • Practicing a presentation for class
  • Green screen recording
  • Studio components of larger video assignments
  • e-Portfolio introductions and content

For Faculty

  • Delivering an introduction to an online course
  • Presenting research papers
  • Recording a lecture when travel is required
  • Creating demonstration modules


The American Library Association has selected the One Button Studio at the Media Commons in University Libraries as a “Cutting-Edge Technology in Library Services” for 2014! Learn more.

Using the Studio

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  1. Insert your USB flash drive in the port to begin. The studio lighting will turn on as well as the recording software.
  2. When prompted, press the silver button to record…
  3. …and press the silver button again when finished. The studio lighting will turn off and the recording software will close.
  4. Remove your USB flash drive when the lights turn off.

Where is One Button Studio?

How do we get our own?

The One Button Studio is in a pilot phase but we are happy to hear who is enthusiastic.  If you are interested in having a One Button Studio at your location, share this information with your campus administration and let us know what they have to say by emailing onebutton@psu.edu.

Where can we learn more?

Be sure to visit the One Button Studio brochure site at onebutton.psu.edu. You can also talk with your campus Media Commons consultant or Learning Design consultant.

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