One Button Studio

December 14, 2015

IRT announces the availability of the One Button Studio (OBS) as a self-service option for recording course-related video. 

OBS is a freely available product created by Penn State that greatly simplifies the process of recording video.  Simply walk into the studio, plug in a thumb drive and press the big button to begin.  Once finished, you can press the big button again and your video will be saved to your thumb drive for use in Ensemble Video, Youtube, or wherever you plan to distribute it. Hear what Dr. Brittany Nelson-Cheeseman had to say about the OBS and how easy it is to use.

The One Button Studio can be reserved through 25Live and is located in the O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library, room 309A.  If you are interested in learning more about how the OBS works or want to give it a try, please schedule an initial consult through the IRT TechDesk 651-962-6230 or

Image of a computer screen showing a flash drive with instructions to: Insert your drive into the dock to begin. Press the button to start/stop recording. Remove your drive when you are finished.

Last summer, three departments (Computer Science, Engineering, and Graduate Programs in Software) contributed to a One Button Studio in a corner of the OSS 334 research lab. This one button studio features the ability to record a presenter with or without slides. The OSS studio is available on Friday afternoons to any UST faculty member. To schedule the OSS 334 studio please contact Tim Fremouw at