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Note: fgrab was not ready for the latest Mac operating system since the functionality of some OpenGL APIs had altered. But fgrab was not mothballed; the super-fast utility has been partly rewritten and revived.

With fgrab, capture any action on your screen and save it as a screen movie. In addition to the video capture one can record the Mac system audio and a voice-over. After the recording the screen movie can be saved as .fvf (fgrab video format). Double-clicking this file brings up fvf_player which allows you to set in and out points (among others) to prepare the insertion to

What's New

Version 1.5.1b1:
  • [New] scale options 1/1, 3/4, 2/3, 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 2/1 (also for Retina displays)
  • [Fix] audio-sync delay, audio latency removed
  • [Fix] fvf_player window minimal-width issue fixed


  • OS X 10.10 or later
  • Soundflower kernel extension to record system audio
  • FastCut for further video processing

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Current Version (1.x)


Downloads 5,049
Version Downloads 185
License Shareware
Date 05 Apr 2016
Platform OS X / Intel 32
Price $21.65