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Dream Capture allows you to record video from any camera connected to your Mac. Dream Capture can do everything its competitors do, and more for a fraction of the price.Dream Capture 3 boasts a streamlined user interface and an easier recording experience. A larger viewing window to support HD cameras.Full features of this release, and other releases can found in the 'Version History' section.Faster and higher quality .mov recordings in the H.264 codec. Higher quality audio recording and compression.Download now for a 10 day, full feature trial.

What's New

Version 3.0:
  • All new UI.
  • Remastered video capture engine for instantaneous saving.
  • Updated audio compression.
  • Higher quality audio capture.
  • Support for HD 1080i & 1080p devices.
  • New 'Preview' function.
  • More cameras, codecs and devices supported.


Mac OS X Version 10.5 or later, G5 Processor or better (Intel Supported), a Mac compatible camera and/or microphone.

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ewf2 Member IconReview+0

simple ,easy to use

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Version 3.0
Henrique Azevedo Member IconComment+0
Henrique Azevedo

I bought this software through macZOT and received a serial number that does not work. I contacted the developer and macZOT and can not get a correct serial. This developer and macZOT never have my money again.
Indeed it is the second time I have problems with serial numbers macZOT. Never happened to MacUpdate or any other site ...

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Version 3.0
Hvdk Member IconComment+0

I have bought Dream Capture from the website of the developer after doing a trial. That went very well indeed. I used my Sony DVCAM camera and I made recordings of about a couple of minutes and the colors really looked good. Kudos for that to the developer.

I wanted to use it for prerecorded home movie material that would only reside on our computers. Nothing fancy.

However after entering the code you receive having bought the program the trouble started. Recordings of severals seconds only and the saving screen dropping down willy nilly.

To my surprise I read here, that you should have a G5 processor! I am using an iMac with a G4. As far as I could see on the website of the developer there is nowhere any talk about the necessity to have a Mac with a G5 processor! This is not good!

If it had been on the website I would not have bought the program however good the program would function. Possibly because of the good results I would have asked support if a G4 would cause any problems.

I have written to the developer and I am waiting for an answer.

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Version 3.0
tonyboyru Member IconComment+4

AVOID THIS AT ALL COSTS! This developer is selling software that does not work and when I tried to get a refund he blamed it on the requirements which he says must be a G5. MacUpdate needs to remove this software from their list or update the proper requirements for using this software.

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Version 2.2
The-Dream (Developer)

As stated in the emails, you can have a refund by all means. But we do not process payment for the MacUpdate promotions, and again as stated, if you would like a refund you will have to ask MacUpdate, the email address is: support@macupdate.com

Ericg Member IconReview+137

I have used this application for nearly a month and am very disappointed with it. Consistently the record function ceases after about a minute or two. This problem makes the application unusable for me. The developer is very responsive, but this alone does not make it possible for me to use Dream Capture.
It also have a very limited feature set. It offer no compression menu and is, otherwise, highly inflexible. Yes, it's cheap, but it offers very little.

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Version 2.1.1
Welles Member IconReview+2

I've been trying out video capture apps for use with the new Logitech Quickcam Vision Pro for Mac. It is a USB UVC compliant cam with the auto focus and auto light controls built into the camera on chips. I'm using it with a Mac Pro. Dream Capture is dead simple to use. It captures a fabulous picture. However there needs to be some additional USB/UVC support work to increase the capture frame rate for a camera of this type. It is about 5 fps, the same as PhotoBooth. I don't doubt Dream Capture is excellent with built in iSight cameras but for a Mac Pro the Quickcam Vision Pro is the best available and 5 fps is not really adequate.

Potential users should also be aware that Dream Capture only records .mov recordings in the H.264 codec so if your intent is to make YouTube videos or email visual messages to friends, you'll need some serious compression software. Don't get me wrong, the .mov files created are really good. The app is just limited to one feature set but if it is what you need the price is incredibly modest for what you are getting.

My one real complaint is that although there is a 'demo' version, it doesn't allow for any recording! In short the 'demo' is useless and I had to purchase the app to find out it isn't that well suited for my circumstances. The modest price is hardly a cause for serious complaint, though.

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Version 2.1
laustin Member IconComment+3

I just brought this from Macpromo, got serial no. No place I can find to put the serial no. no email address for support Am wondering if this is a spoof!!

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Version 2.0.1
Dream Capture Developer (Developer)


To download go to http://www.dreamcaptureapp.com/download.php and enter your serial! You will then get the full version.

And our support email is: support@dreamcaptureapp.com


Thank you. That's a novel method.

sylko Member IconReview+2

Easy to use with amazing results.

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Version 2.0.1
Mfabache Member IconComment+27

These peeps need to have their Developer licenses revoked. So not up to any standard of (typical Apple) quality. Yeah, it cost a dollar or two, and then you throw it away. Save your money, buy a candybar.

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Version 1.6.1
Courbafond Member IconComment+3

j'ai téléchargé, je me retrouve avec la version 1.1 et impossible charger l'update...
les filtres ne fonctionnent pas.
c'est pas cher mais encore trop cher...

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Version 1.3
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Downloads 23,466
Version Downloads 12,420
License Shareware
Date 24 May 2009
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price $9.95
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