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One Button Studio

User guide


Frequently Asked Questions

Who may use the One Button Studio?

The room may be reserved by Mason students, staff, and faculty. You will need a .edu or email address to reserve the room. Users must understand and accept the Library Resources and Facilities Use Policy.

How long can I book the studio?

You can reserve the One Button Studio in 1-hour blocks. Reservations must be requested 24 hours in advance. Individuals may stay beyond their reserved time if there is no subsequent reservation. During times of high demand, library staff may limit recurring usage.

How large of a flash drive do I need to bring?

We recommend bringing a flash drive with at least 1 GB of free space formatted as FAT32.

What equipment is in the studio?

  • Canon HD Camcorder
  • 3 point lighting kit
  • Green screen*
  • Presentation computer
  • 2 Epson HD projectors
  • microphone
  • Logitech presentation remote

Where can I get help with video editing?

The One Button Studio does not provide editing assistance, however feel free to stop by the STAR Lab or CLUB both located in the Johnson Center. There are also several online resources to guide you - Lynda is a training service for many types of software and is free for Mason students, faculty, and staff. We've highlighted some tutorials to get you started.

What are alternative resources to the One Button Studio on campus?

While the One Button Studio is operating under limited hours faculty, students, and staff are encouraged to utilize the STAR Lab which has both a STAR Lab Studio for video production and video production equipment for rent. 

How can I improve my presentation skills?

Lynda has a whole playlist curated to help you improve your skills behind the camera or in front of a group. Additionally, you can attend a Presentation Skills workshop at SP@RC

Mason Libraries' workshops, events, and exhibits offer research and cultural opportunities for students, faculty, and staff on all Mason campuses throughout the year. 

Need Assistnace

Need help with reserving or using the One Button Studio?

  Call :703-993-2240

  Email us at  "One Button Studio" <>

    Visit the 2nd floor SP@RC lab