Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Need to Videotape a Presentation for a Job Application or Class? Reserve the One-Button Studio in Tydings!

A One Button Studio (OBS) is a simplified recording studio that gives users the ability to create a high-quality video recording without any previous video production experience. UMD’s One Button Studios provide everything needed to create a polished video project:

  1. High definition camera.
  2. High-directional condenser microphone.
  3. Studio lighting.
  4. A projector or monitor for presentation display.

 Complete instructions on using a One Button Studio are here: Operate the One Button Studio- IT Support - UMD (service-now.com)

How do I schedule time in a One Button Studio?
  1. Go to book1button.umd.edu
  2. Log in (UMD user authentication required)
  3. Find the right studio for you.
    • There are several One Button Studios on campus (See map below for the one in Tydings Hall).
    • Most OBS are available Monday through Thursday 9a-9p and Fridays 9a-4p.
    • All OBS offer the same high-quality video recording capabilities.
  4. Schedule your time.
    • Studios can be scheduled in fifteen-minute increments.
    • Make sure to schedule enough time to familiarize yourself with the system and give yourself the option to record the presentation more than once/start over if you make a mistake.
    • An hour is recommended, a maximum of two hours is allowed.
    • Rooms may be reserved up to two weeks in advance.
  5. Receive email confirmation
    • You will automatically receive a confirmation email with your reservation information. Make sure to keep that email for future reference.
    • The studio will be unlocked when you arrive, it is not staffed.
  6. Check In
    • Upon arriving at the studio, make sure to check-in to your reservation to confirm your arrival.  You can do this on your personal device by clicking on the “view this reservation” link in the confirmation email, and then clicking the “check in” button.  
    • If you do not check in within 10 minutes after the start of your reservation, it is assumed you are not using the studio and it will be released for others to reserve.
  7. Check Out
    • When you are done, please click the “check-out” button on your reservation page, this helps track actual studio use.

Hours of Availability:
Mon-Thurs 9am-9pm 
Fri 9am-4pm

Made possible by UMD funds, with no charge.