How does One-button work?

At the start of your session, plug your USB drive into the designated spot, then attach your laptop to the projector and turn on the projector. Once your presentation content is loaded behind you, simply press the big button to start recording and press it again to stop.
The video is automatically saved as a file onto your attached USB drive once the recording is done. There is no need to adjust the lighting or sound, as the room is fully setup for optimal recording conditions. Add ons such as a powerpoint presentation or video playing in the background is also a possibility, with the same simple plug and go system.


Steps to a Successful OneButton

1. Download our script & storyboard template here to prepare what you'll be talking about".
2. Prepare any powerpoints or visuals if needed in the presentation.
3. Relax and enjoy the session, it's just you and the camera!.


What you’ll need

Please bring a USB drive and a laptop with your presentation content (if applicable) to your booking time.

Step 1

Book the One Button Studio by contacting us at or 604-822-9800.

Step 2

Prepare any Powerpoint slides or materials you'll need for your presentation.

Step 3

Show up to your session! We will help you with the setup process, it's that easy!

Why One Button Studio?

Like the Lightboard, our One-Button Studio is a standalone technology that outputs high-quality video that is ready to be uploaded and shared on online media platforms. One-button specializes in formalized presentations and announcements, as users are able to show PowerPoint presentations and images during the recording.

The One Button Studio is great for:

-Creating video presentations and to supplement lectures, reinforcing and emphasizing concepts that are harder to explain.
-Creating full lectures for the use of distant education, or as a substitute for a lecture if a professor is unable to make a class due to a time-conflict (eg. academic conference).

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I film an interview with the One Button?
A: The One Button Studio is designed for presentation styled videos with limited room for adjustments in terms of lighting, camera position and staging.

Q: I am a student, can I use the One Button Studio?
A: The One Button is free for content created for UBC. To guarantee this, if you are a student - please have a Faculty/Staff email us with your name and use case.

Q: Are there any resources for me that I can use to prepare for my session?
A: We recommend checking out general videos on how to create effective videos, or visiting our mediamakers site.

Q: Is there a teleprompter available for notes in the One Button Studio?
A: At the current moment, we do not have that technology available standard for the One Button Studio.