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Welcome to the One Button Studio

1. Insert your USB flash drive into the dock to begin.

2. Press the button to start and stop recording.

3. Remove your USB flash drive when you are finished.

What is the One Button Studio?

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.

When you are finished recording you will have an .mp4 file on your USB drive. The .mp4 format can be played by most media players and mobile media devices.

The One Button Studio is a free OS X application, created by Penn State University. For more information on the development of the application, please visit One Button Studio at Penn State 

Please remember to bring a Mac compatible 4GB or greater USB flash drive formatted for FAT32 (File Allocation Table). You can use Apple’s “Disk Utility” program to format it to FAT32.

Ways to Use the One Button Studio

One Button Studio is a great tool for practicing a presentation. Viewing a video of yourself can help you spot verbal tics, hand gestures, and facial expressions that can detract from your presentation.


  • Class assignments, such as documenting small-group discussions, presentations, and creating videos for online instruction.
  • Instructional videos for recruitment, training and/or professional development.
  • Recording or rehearsing class presentations, thesis or dissertation defenses.
  • Practicing public speaking skills or for an interview.
  • Creating ePortfolio materials or video essays.
  • Using the green/blue screen to create visual effects.
  • Once you’ve recorded in the One Button Studio, you can use the raw footage to create a video that includes other elements such as music, titles, captions, photography, and video footage shot outside the studio. 

Please note that the One Button Studio is not a production space. If you plan to edit your video, CTL does have a Mac editing station with some basic editing software available for use. Restrictions do apply so please inquire about this service when reserving the studio space.

How Can We Help?


To make a reservation to use the One Button Studio, please use the following link:

CTL One Button Studio Reservations

To view more information about One Button Studio policies, please use the following link:


Location and Hours

The CTL One Button Studio is located in the South Plaza of the Center for Teaching & Learning, between the Psychology and Journalism buildings on the campus of the University of Georgia.

The One Button Studio is available for use during normal business hours, Monday-Friday, 8am to 5pm.

Phone: 706-542-1582

*Thanks to Penn State for creating and sharing the concept of the One Button Studio!