April 4, 2016
The new One Button Studio at Smathers Library West enables professional quality video production for undergrad and grad students at UF-–no previous video production experience needed!
UFIT built the One Button Studio (OBS), which has state-of-the-art camera, lighting, audio, and green screen equipment. All students need to bring is an FAT32-formatted USB drive (recommended to be eight GB or larger, to accommodate video files). After checking in at the circulation desk, students log in to the studio computer, insert a USB drive, and press the big red button to start and stop recording. The outcome is high quality video for class presentations and assignments, as well as organizational and personal projects. Although the studio does not have editing software, students using OBS can log into UFApps to utilize Premiere Pro, Audition, and other editing applications for free.
“We’re very excited to offer this unique resource to our students,” said Associate University Librarian Stacey Ewing. “It’s currently the only video recording studio on main campus with a green screen option, serving as a video makerspace for undergraduate and graduate student use.”
OBS is located in Library West, room 142. Two-hour studio sessions can be reserved through D!BS. For more information, visit http://guides.uflib.ufl.edu/InfoCommons/onebutton.