The staff of the Hamon Arts Library are proud to announce the opening of a personal video recording studio for the SMU community. Utilizing the innovative One Button Studio software, developed by Penn State University, this new service offers an automated and simplified method for the immediate recording of presentations, auditions, or speeches on a USB drive. Any project or topic for an SMU community member can quickly and easily be transformed into a video disseminated through personal websites, social media, and web platforms, such as Twitter, Facebook, blogs, YouTube, and Vimeo.

Here’s how easy it is!

  • Insert the USB drive, and the studio lights and camera automatically turn on with instructions to prompt you to press the one button.
  • A 5-second countdown allows you to step into place before the camera begins recording.
  • When you finish your presentation or practice, press the button to stop the recording. Prompts let you know the recording has been saved to the drive.

The studio is equipped for using a Powerpoint presentation or background slide as an option. A wireless clicker is also available.

More information is available, including how to book the One Button Studio.


Thank you to Jolene de Verges, Director, Hamon Arts Library, for this announcement.
Feature image: Courtesy of DiMitri Higginbotham, SMU student, MADI program.