One Button Studio


What is the One Button Studio?

The One Button Studio is a simplified video recording setup that can be used without previous video production experience. The studio's design allows you to create high-quality and polished video projects without knowing anything about lights and cameras. 

The One Button Studio solution drastically simplifies the video production workflow, eliminating several time-consuming steps. The result is a studio experience that requires the bare minimum of time and effort while simultaneously providing a consistently high-quality result published directly to the cloud or saved to a USB drive in a standard format video file.


What would I use the One Button Studio for?

The One Button Studio Self-Service mode allows faculty, staff, and students to easily record a presentation or lecture, deliver a research presentation, or create instructional demonstration videos.

  • Practice class presentations
  • Create green screen recordings
  • Record video assignments
  • Produce e-portfolio introductions and content
  • Prepare introductions for online courses
  • Present research papers
  • Pre-record lectures
  • Create demonstration modules

Available to all SAC Students, Faculty, and Staff.

  • Reserve Studio Space 

    The One Button Reservation Calendar will display available times and dates that you can schedule up to 1 hour and 30 minutes of studio time. Once you have chosen a time and date, complete the reservation form with your information and submit it.  Questions? see the help guide below.

    Reservation Calendar

    How to Reserve the One Button Studio Help Guide

  • One-button Recording

    Start and stop recording with just the press of one button! Recordings are immediately ready for review.

  • Save

    -Before using the studio, you’ll need to bring a formatted USB drive with you. 

    -If you will be using a PPT presentation you will need to bring it with you on a USB drive or have it saved to your cloud account. 

    -If you do not have a USB drive you can purchase one from the ACE Tech Store.

    Note: Personal drives must be formatted with one of the following file systems: FAT16, FAT32, XFS, EXT2, EXT3, EXT4, and NTFS.

Recording Tips

   Best Practices for Recording Videos

  • Practice your presentation beforehand. 
  • Look directly into the camera.  Keep your gaze steady and speak loud & clear. 
  • Longer presentations are best recorded into smaller chunks.  
  • Before starting and stopping your video, look at the camera. This gives you a clean cut point to edit from. 
  • Position yourself slightly away from the center of the frame. This will add a visual interest even without a visual presentation. 
  • Use your hands to emphasize key points and above your waist. 
Attire Do's and Don'ts

   What to Wear?

  • Wear appropriate clothing. Keep it professional. 
  • Wearing glasses will create a light reflection. 
  • Avoid wearing all white or all black colors.  These colors will make it difficult for the camera to balance the lighting. 
  • Avoid wearing bright neon colors or shiny fabrics. 
  • Most solid colors work well, avoid stripes or bold patterns. 
  • Be aware of jewelry that may be flashy or noisy, the microphone may pick up these unwanted sounds. 



Frequently Asked Questions?

  • Can I edit my video in this room too?
    No, you will have access to the computers on the outside of the studio.
  • In which format does the system record my video?
    The system will compress and save your recordings in MPEG-4 format, which can later be edited in video applications such as iMovie, Adobe Premiere, and Window Movie Maker, or uploaded to YouTube, Facebook, etc. 
  • What type of computer will I have access too?
    You have the choice of using the 2 Apple Studio or 2 Windows computers. 

One Button Studio Technical Resources

How to Reserve the One Button Studio Help Guide