A new type of software at Penn State is enabling students and faculty to create professional-quality videos by simply pressing a button. The system, known as One Button Studio, bundles all the attractions of a professional production studio — green screen, lighting, audio and cutting-edge camera equipment — into a single set up that can be used to produce instant quality video.
I remember the conversation in 2005 that pushed us down this path — the challenge was issued to see if we could create a studio space that required next to zero setup, tear down, and digitizing video. The idea was simple, but incredibly complex — allow students to walk into a fully ready studio and push a button to make it all work. Here it is in full production and getting the attention it deserves. Great stuff!