February 21, 2007 in Utility (E)
[prMac.com] fgrab is still beta. Interested in beta testing? fgrab beta is about 70 % faster than the leading screen movie capture utility. On a MacBook Pro 1.83 GHz fgrab needs about 20% of the CPU processing power to capture the whole screen (1440 x 900 px @ 30 fps). If only a special area of the screen is in motion (that is the normal case), fgrab merely needs 5% or less.
The third beta release is the first stable release. IMPORTANT: This kind of software is really hardware dependent and might not run properly on all systems, but on most! It's still beta... fgrab currently does not work properly with the Intel GMA 950 chip (in MacBook and Mac mini).
fgrab is bundled with FastCut - the full-featured real-time video editor from the same developer. Currently it is not sold separately. The 'UNREGISTERED' watermark does not appear (in this beta version) if you have a registered version of FastCut 2.5 RT installed. The final version (v1.0) will be free for all users who order FastCut [+fgrab] after Feburary 10, 2007.
The FastCut is available directly from www.timesforfun.de for only EUR 20. Both fgrab and FastCut require Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, and are Universal Binary applications.
A DEMO may be obtained from: www.timesforfun.de/download.html