When considering the purchase of a One Button Studio kit, the first question to ask is; “Where will I put it?”. Here’s a checklist to make sure you’re ready for a One Button Studio installation:
Is my room big enough? A 10′ x 12′ room, with an 8′-10′ ceiling, is ideal for a One Button Studio. A bare minimum size would be 8′ x 10′. Larger rooms can be used, where a corner, or one side of the room will be dedicated to the One Button Studio. In such a case, a 10′ x 12′ area is ideal.
Do I have a drop-ceiling? Our One Button Studio kits come standard with hardware for hanging the lights, microphone, and power cables from a drop-ceiling grid.
Alternately, the cables can be run above the drop-ceiling, but the wire grommets for such a scenario will need to be purchased separately.
Do I have power? The beauty of these One Button Studios is that everything runs off of a single power outlet. Plug the cabinet into the wall, and that’s it. No need to bring in the electrician to put power in the ceiling.
Do I need a network connection? The Green and Plus systems are designed for standalone operation, with no network connection required. However, having a network connection is necessary for any remote log-in support. Some customers, with the Plus, like to have the Presentation Mac on Wifi so they can access PowerPoint files on the LAN, or upload recorded videos to their LMS. A wired connection is also an option.
We recommend conferring with your IT department when preparing for a One Button Studio purchase.
What are my walls made of? Typically, the Chromatte backdrop is mounted to sheetrock walls with screw-in hollow-wall anchors. If you have brick or cinderblock, 3M Command Hooks and/or drop-ceiling hooks are ‘no-drill’ options for hanging the backdrop. The acoustical panels are mounted on the walls with an included double-sided tape.
Does my room have windows? The struggle with exterior windows is that the lighting conditions can vary dramatically from minute-to-minute. That’s bad news for video recording. Any exterior windows should be covered with blinds, drapes, or blackout window film.
Is my room quiet enough? You’ll want to pick a space that’s relatively quiet. You don’t want noise from adjoining rooms being picked up during video recordings. HVAC is another consideration. Do you have a loud air vent in the room? Can you shut it off? The included acoustical panels are designed to reduce the reflection of sound waves inside the room, but they do not act as sound-proofing.
Our One Button Studio kits are delivered by freight truck, on a pallet. Double check that you have given us the correct shipping address. Please specify if you do not have a loading dock, so we can arrange for lift-gate delivery instead.