Viking Recorder Lite 4+

Fast & Nimble Screen Recording

C3 Software

    • 4.0 • 9 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Fast & Nimble Screen Recording

Viking Screen Recorder Lite is a full-featured screen recording app for Mac OS X. It features a high performance screen capture facility, as well as a built-in video editor and video player that supports all popular video formats.

Just like a Viking -- this screen recorder takes whatever it sees and doesn't tolerate any loss. As such, we have incorporated a "Lossless encoding" mode that uses the FFV1 codec (provided by the FFmpeg project) for 100% lossless, pixel-perfect frames. This codec is used by professionals for video archiving, so you know it's serious business.

And also just like a Viking longship -- this app is fast and nimble.

Of course, lossless encoding doesn't come without a cost, and as such, you pay the iron price (or in your case, silicon) -- lossless encoding does take up disk space.

But -- fear not! We also included the requisite H264 encoding mode that all popular screen recording apps come bundled with to produce standard highly compressed (but still very high quality) .MOV files.

On top of that, we support the advanced Apple ProRes 4444 and 422 formats.

As a bonus, we threw in a GIF encoding mode for free (no sound, of course). This mode allows you to record your screens and upload them to places like Reddit. We can have nice things!

*** NOTE: This is the LITE version of Viking Recorder, which limits recordings to up to 5 minutes. For the full power of Odin, please download Viking Recorder from right here, on the App Store! ***


* Support for H.264, Apple ProRes 4444 & 422, MJPEG, FFV1, and GIF formats
* Features a built-in video editor and player!
* Crop, resize, rescale, trim your videos. Save them in any format you wish -- including "web optimized" formats perfect for YouTube uploading!
* It eats its own dog food: the app can read back any videos you record with it, and then some. All major video formats are supported!
* 100% pixel-perfect lossless video encoding provided by FFV1 codec
* Very high performance and minimal system resource usage
* Custom bitrate settings for the sophisticated connoisseur
* Also: Comes with factory easy-to-use quality settings for the impatient among us
* Can produce very tiny files of decent quality -- perfect for the stingy among us!
* Can produce large files of superior quality -- perfect for the generous perfectionists among us!
* Support for multiple displays -- record from any screen you wish either full-screen or by specifying a rectangular area
* Record audio from any input devices on your system (either into separate movie tracks or mixed together)
* Record System Audio (to record system audio, download the driver here)
* Record the whole screen or just a specific screen area
* Optionally can overlay the webcam anywhere you want on the screen
* Ability to define recording areas on top of any full-screen app, including games
* Webcam overlay ALWAYS stays on top -- even on top of full-screen apps such as games
* FPS rates from 1-60 FPS are supported (Full 60 FPS requires a late-model Mac or MacBook Pro, due to the higher performance requirement)
* Record mouse and mouse clicks, if you so desire
* Global HotKey support so you can start and stop the recorder while working in other apps (requires Accessibility permissions be turned-on in System Preferences)


* Professional editing features and effects!

BONUS FOR GEEKS: built-in debug window accessible with cryptic output only smart people will understand

So what's stopping you? Odin is watching! Download Viking Recorder for your Mac today!

What’s New

Version 1.1.35

- Bug fixes and performance improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Akhilles23 ,

Very good app

I like the app, it works great as intended. My only problem is that when i trim a video and save it, its size is apparently zero, so im not allowed to open it. It’s saved as a .mov file which can be opened by quicktime, but it cant be opened. When i click on get info, like i said, it says zero bytes, and i believe thats why it cant be opened. If it werent for this problem, it would be 5 stars.

Developer Response ,


I am sorry you are having trouble with the app. It certainly shouldn't be saving 0-byte files. If you like, please email me at and I can work with you 1-on-1 to troubleshoot your problem.

Rest assured for most people it works fine -- so either you found some esoteric bug (possible!), or perhaps there is something you are doing that we can clear up and avoid the issue.

Anyway -- do get in touch with me and I'll gladly offer you personal assistance on your issue!

Dr. Flying Monkey ,

I have bought and used more than 5. This one is the best so far

It only costs $2.99 compared to other costing more, sometimes alot more.

It records system audio in stereo. Other either cannot record system and another input simultaneously, or it has to reduce to mono for the system. Some say it can record both but just cannot (one that I paid $5).

It record picture-in-picture using my webcam. A program I paid for simpy cannot do it as it claims it can.

Thre multiple qualitylevels to choose from, and a lower level still renders very good quality but the saved file has a much smaller size than those with "similar quality" usig other programs I found in App Store.

I love this one and plan to switch my work to this program. I am teaching an online course and this will help.


amazing app!

ooooh my god ive been searching for a simple recording software for mac for over an hour now because i need to submit an adobe premiere rush video but was limited to 3 exports. this app ACTUALLY RECORDS THE SOUND FROM THE VIDEOS which is somehow a very tough task for every other app. overall recommend this app a bunch, ill be using it over the course of my class because ill be editing and submitting more videos!

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