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VEGAS Pro 16 released – More power, more speed, more creative freedom

A high-performance video engine, intelligent workflow enhancements, and powerful, state-of-the-art editing features solidify VEGAS Pro as a cutting-edge tool for the professional market.

08/27/18 VEGAS Creative Software delivers next-generation video editing with the release of VEGAS Pro 16. With a high-performance video engine, intelligent workflow enhancements, and long-awaited, state-of-the-art editing features, the fastest video editor on the market is now packed with more power, speed, and innovation.

VEGAS Pro 16 delivers the groundbreaking improvements to solidify the software’s well-earned reputation as the leader for professional video creation. It now includes professional-level Video Stabilization so that even the shakiest camera footage can be salvaged with ease, and cutting-edge Motion Tracking so that any object on screen can be tracked and edited with a range of options and filters and effects can be added to tracked objects for color grading, blurring, pixelization, and more. Powerful Dynamic Storyboarding features enable the creation and organization of rough cuts and alternate sequences with a speed unrivaled by any other video editor. Multiple Storyboards allow for easy experimentation with different video cuts, allowing users to quickly switch between alternate project edits to compare and create. VEGAS Pro 16 now offers an end-to-end workflow for High Dynamic Range color (HDR) so it is compatible with professional HDR-capable cameras, monitors, and other hardware. Now VEGAS Pro users can deliver HDR content with stunning color and detail along with important metadata. Full 360° video support has been introduced so 360º video productions can be edited to meet the growing demands of the emerging VR market.

With these headline additions, plus a wide array of other new features (see below) VEGAS Pro 16 is now, more than ever before, the logical choice for fast, intuitive, and creative, professional-level video productions.

Gary Rebholz, Product Owner for VEGAS Pro says: “VEGAS Pro has always been the fastest way to create professional videos, but with version 16 we’ve once again set the bar for professional video and audio production. With innovative features and efficient workflow additions, including several important tools and options the VEGAS Pro community has been waiting for, we’ve taken the next critical step in building the new-generation video editor. The fastest video editor on the planet just got even faster!”

VEGAS Pro 16: major new features in detail

Motion Tracking

VEGAS Pro 16 features a powerful, native motion tracking tool that enables the user to track the movement of an object through the video frame and edit it with a range of options. For the first time ever, this allows VEGAS users to apply spot color grading, pixelization, or isolated color grading and correction to moving objects. Also, it is possible to “pin” titles to the tracked object so that text automatically follows movement. The new motion tracking opens a variety of exciting possibilities for projects, especially in combination with the Bézier Masking tools, filters, and effects.

Video Stabilization

The world-class video stabilization engine has been designed from the ground up with the latest technology. This results in faster, more efficient, and more accurate stabilization than in previous versions of VEGAS, even with 4K media. The redesigned video stabilization is an essential tool for modern handheld production techniques and offers speed, simplicity, and a nondestructive workflow with flexible settings to achieve precise results. It’s also been designed to take advantage of newer multicore processors, so owners of high-powered, modern PCs can enjoy speed and precision.

Dynamic Storyboarding

This powerful tool speeds up the cutting process and fosters creativity. Dynamic Storyboarding can be used to easily assemble rough cuts and alternate sequences so multiple ideas can be compared quickly. Thanks to the interconnected storyboard and timeline, any edits made on the main storyboard are directly reflected in the project timeline, while multiple additional storyboards allow for experimental edits and cuts.

Additional Workflow Enhancements

The further improved Hover Scrub feature makes it incredibly easy to locate specific video frames using a mouse with a thumbnail of the project in the Media Window. Project Media thumbnails can now be adjusted in size, enabling finer Hover Scrubbing and more accurate location of specific video frames. Users can now drag a bin to the timeline, including all of the media in storyboard bins, in order to add video events into the project timeline simultaneously rather than having to add files individually.

Full HDR Support

With High Dynamic Range (HDR) support, users can now take advantage of the latest advances in color technology to deliver amazing HDR quality including ultra-realistic video with stunning colors, richly textured blacks, and even the detail in bright spots that may have been blown out before. All aspects of the HDR workflow are covered including import, real-time HDR preview, HDR-aware video scopes, render to HDR with metadata, and even integrated, one-click HDR publishing directly to YouTube. It is now possible to complete a project from start to finish in full HDR with VEGAS Pro 16.

Complete 360° Compatibility

VEGAS Pro 16 includes support to meet the growing demands of the 360º video market. It includes templates for many of the most popular cameras such as the Samsung Gear 360, LG 360° cam, and Ricoh Theta. Users have the option to match their project properties to their 360º footage. VEGAS Pro 16 can stitch together dual-fisheye video and import 360° video stitched by cameras or other software. The workflow allows you to render 360º video files including Scene Rotation or the Tiny Planet effect.

Comprehensive file backup options

VEGAS Pro 16 offers the flexibility of multiple options when it comes to backing up projects, so if a user is working on a complex project, or one that is pushing the very limits of their PC, they can enjoy complete peace of mind. Users can back their work up after a set time which can be determined in minutes and hours, as well as daily backups. Projects can be saved and backed up automatically after every edit. All backups can be saved to the same folder as the project file, a temporary location, or any user-defined location.

Four ways to enjoy VEGAS Pro 16

VEGAS Pro 16 is available in four versions. VEGAS Pro 16 Edit is the base option, but still offers the complete VEGAS Pro feature set including all the new features such as Motion Tracking, Video Stabalization, and HDR Support. VEGAS Pro 16 is the standard version with additional software including Boris FX Continuum Lights Unit plug-in (a $195 value) for incredible lighting effects, proDAD VitaScene V3 LE (a $199 value) with 100 video effects, and VEGAS DVD Architect for professional DVD and Blu-ray authoring. VEGAS Pro 16 Suite is the ultimate video-editing package with all the new features and professional extras including the FXhome HitFilm Ignite Pro (a $200 value) bundle’s 180 plug-ins, the proDAD VitaScene V3 PRO (a $599 value) package of around 700 effects, and the Boris FX Sapphire Lighting Unit (a $595 value) set of spectacular natural and synthetic lighting effects. With VEGAS Pro 365, users get all the power and functionality of the regular VEGAS Pro 16, but enjoy future updates immediately upon release, full support, plus the VEGAS Pro 365 exclusive plug-in FXhome HitFilm Ignite 360 Toolkit (a $49.99 value) all for a low monthly fee.

VEGAS Pro 16 is now available online and in stores worldwide. Learn more at


GREYCORTEX is happy to announce that beginning January 1st, Alena Řezníčková will be the new Area Manager for the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Řezníčková has been working in the IT security field since 1992. She has held business and managerial positions in several well-known Czech and international companies, including AEC, ASSECO, PCS, ANECT, McAfee, and Intel Czech Tradings. Prior to assuming the Area Manager role, she worked with GREYCORTEX for several months as an external consultant.

“During the time I have worked with the GREYCORTEX team, I’ve seen for myself that MENDEL, the GREYCORTEX solution for network security monitoring, is a unique product with great potential. The GREYCORTEX team is made up of committed and determined professionals with great personal qualities. It is fascinating to continually experience the “wow effect” when presenting MENDEL to customers and visualizing their networks; since, with MENDEL, they can see what is happening inside their infrastructure. Our clients and customers appreciate that they are part of the team in terms of discussions about our road map and the development of the solution. I can see my main mission in these two areas: strengthening the partner channel and expanding the partner network, including the full lifecycle of cybersecurity management, further leveraging experience and customer needs to develop our solutions,” said Řezníčková.

GREYCORTEX CEO, Petr Chaloupka added: “Alena has many years of experience working in companies offering cyber security solutions and in managing business teams. In previous positions, especially as Country Manager of McAfee (later Intel), she managed to build mutually beneficial partnerships with technology companies in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. I appreciate her involvement in the activities of the Czech branch of AFCEA and long-term relationships with key personalities of IT security.”


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GREYCORTEX is happy to announce that we have won the 2019 EY Cybersecurity Trophy (EY ESO) in the Cybersecurity Space Innovation category. The winners were announced at an awards ceremony in Bratislava, Slovakia on December 10, 2019.
EY, whose motto is “Building a better working world,” has identified the need for greater focus on cybersecurity. Based on many years with the world’s leading consulting firms, competition founder Peter Borák, has good reason to emphasize cybersecurity. Due to the increasing frequency of cyber-attacks, extremely sensitive data is leaked, and risks increase every year. “Our primary concern is to help organizations make better decisions on very complex cybersecurity issues. With faster digitization, the risk is accelerating. All organizations should take care about their data protection,” said Borák.

In its Global Information Security Survey, EY recommends that cyber security and surveillance be included in the structure of every organization. EY’s main goal is not only to draw attention to the problem and to inform the professional and general public about the cyber security issues, but also to offer solutions and a wider understanding of the context of the problem. This is why EY recognizes innovative cybersecurity companies and ethical hackers with these awards.
Petr Chaloupka, CEO of GREYCORTEX, noted after receiving the award: “Cybercriminals now run on huge budgets and are constantly improving their procedures. This is the reason why cybersecurity analysts also need to have state-of-the-art technology to defend themselves effectively. Today, it is no longer possible to manually analyze all traffic in each individual private or state organization, to monitor all possible attack vectors, or eliminate all human failures. That’s why advanced technologies, machine learning, and artificial intelligence are on the scene to help with this defense.” Thanks to the integration of these principles into our MENDEL product, GREYCORTEX was included in Gartner’s 2019 Market Guide for Network Traffic Analysis.

This year, the EY ESO winners are Rastislav Klč in the EY ESO Chief Information Security Officer category, Tomáš Ležovič as EY ESO DNA Born Ethical Hacker, GREYCORTEX s.r.o. as the EY ESO Cyber Security Space Innovation, and Milan Kyselica as the winner of the EY ESO Security Future Promise, as well as overall winner.

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Next generation of VEGAS Movie Studio available – more intuitive, more powerful

VEGAS Creative Software adds innovative workflow features and a multitude of professional tools to their popular video editing software VEGAS Movie Studio. Creating impressive videos has never been easier.
VEGAS Creative Software announces the all-new VEGAS Movie Studio 16. Powerful new features allow beginners as well as advanced users to create stunning videos in an efficient, fun editing environment.
The Guided Video Creator leads users from the beginning to the end through four easy steps to a complete movie. Even without previous experience, everyone can achieve impressive results. Focused editing modes offer specialized user interfaces to import and arrange files, add graphics, apply effects and transitions, and finish the movie. The user can easily switch between modes or jump into Power User mode for fast, efficient video creation.
“The unique Guided Video Creator helps anyone edit a movie fast regardless of experience level. When you’re ready for more control, the streamlined mode-based workflow guides you through the process, and full-featured Power User mode gives you the ultimate creative control. VEGAS Movie Studio makes it possible for anyone to produce great videos no matter how much experience they have”, says Gary Rebholz, VEGAS Movie Studio Product Owner.
Robust enhancements to the Project Media window make it easy to scrub through thumbnails to find the best part of a clip and set in and out points to isolate just the section of the video needed. For more precision, thumbnails can be resized. With the powerful interactive storyboard, users can quickly assemble a rough cut while edits instantly and automatically appear on the timeline. With these and many other intelligent workflow enhancements, VEGAS Movie Studio once again sets new standards in intuitive video editing.
In addition to these features in the basic version, the Platinum and the Suite versions introduce an impressive array of powerful new features normally found in professional video editing software. Precise motion tracking allows for easily tracking an moving object, isolating it to apply FX and adding text to follow it. The new video stabilization engine in VEGAS Movie Studio 16 quickly stabilizes wobbly footage and creates smooth, professional videos in an instant. With the complete 360° editing workflow, dual-fisheye footage can now be stitched, processed and exported with ease.
VEGAS Movie Studio 16 Suite offers advanced users an exciting package from NewBlueFX, including Titler Pro Express, for professional, animated 3D titles; the powerful and intuitive Chroma Key Pro; Essentials 5 Volume 3, with a large collection of professional-level tools to perfect colors, sharpen details, and polish the finished project; and much more.
“Users make it clear that they need tools which help them have fun while being productive,” says Rebholz. “VEGAS Movie Studio 16 brings powerful tools like those the pros use to everyone, and makes creating videos easy even while offering the most sophisticated editing tools and features.”
New features at a glance:
Guided Video Creator: The uniquely clever Guided Video Creator leads through video creation from start to finish. Use it to arrange clips, add music and titles, and finish the movie all within a single window – always with the option to take full control in the timeline.
Mode-based workflows: Move between specialized interfaces for all kinds of editing tasks to ensure fast and efficient video creation. A Power User mode offers complete access to all of the advanced tools.
Interactive storyboard editing: Easily create a rough cut of the video. Make changes and edits in the storyboard and see them automatically updated on the main timeline.
Hover Scrub: Move the mouse across video thumbnails in the storyboard to scrub through the video down to exact frames and find the important parts before adding them to the project.
In/Out points: Set in and out points in video files before adding them to the timeline so that timeline clip events will be automatically trimmed to the selected points.
Resizable thumbnails: Resize video thumbnails in the storyboard to see more detail and hover scrub to exact frames more easily for setting in and out points precisely.
Preview multiple selected files: Preview multiple media clips in sequence with a single play. A fast way to make and preview a rough edit.
Render cancel confirmation: VEGAS Movie Studio 16 ensures maximum protection by requesting confirmation before cancelling a rendering process.
Delete track warning: The new safety feature sends a warning if the track to be deleted contains any media.
Exclusively in VEGAS Movie Studio Platinum and Suite:
Precise motion tracking: Isolate, follow, and apply FX to moving objects in any scene, and pin other objects to move along with them.
Video stabilization: Stabilize shaky footage and get smooth, professional video results with just a click.
Bézier Masking OFX: Isolate and add effects to objects easier than ever by quickly adding and customizing Bézier masks directly in the preview window.
360° editing workflow: Make immersive, interactive video environments quickly and efficiently. Easily stitch together dual-fisheye footage, preview videos in 360°, and export directly to YouTube or other 360° video services.
Auto save and backup: Automatically save after every edit, and set an interval for periodic automatic file back up to keep multiple project versions.
Add missing stream: Use a simple right-click to automatically add back audio or video of a clip to the timeline.
Display length on event: See the exact length of timeline clip events displayed right in the event header. Type an exact value accurate to the frame to change the length of any event directly.
Temporarily ignore event grouping: Temporarily ignore event grouping to move an event while it stays permanently grouped with other events.
Indicate effects: Use this feature to see which media has FX added, then access and edit the effects directly from the timeline.
NewBlue Transitions 5 Ultimate: This plug-in provides a huge array of great pro-level animated transitions to give all videos a personalized look.
Exclusively in VEGAS Movie Studio Suite:
NewBlueFX Packages: Titler Pro Express, Chroma Key Pro, Cartoonr Plus, Cinema Collection Template Pack, Fluid Template Pack, and Essentials 5 Volume 3 – all powerful tools to give all videos a polished, professional shine.
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On January 18, GREYCORTEX joined the Microsoft Cybersecurity Tech Accord along with 10 other companies. This brings the total to 79 signatories committed to improving the security of cyberspace. Together, GREYCORTEX and the rest of the Tech Accord members pledge to protect users and customers everywhere. GREYCORTEX joins a global expansion, contributing to the increasingly diverse reach of the signatory community – further broadening the dialogue around cybersecurity with signatories from Argentina, Bulgaria, Chile, the Czech Republic, Germany, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Slovakia, and the United States, expressing a commitment to a more secure cyberspace. This expansion continues to deepen the group’s expertise, adding to the variety of sectors and technologies that characterize the organization.
“As a company focused on the development of network security solutions, we couldn’t agree more strongly that defense, regardless of the type or goal of the threat, is essential to defend the world from cyberattacks. Moreover, we firmly believe that governments and enterprise should act defensively, and that such defense should be both simple and complete. We are happy to be part of the Cybersecurity Tech Accord,” said Petr Chaloupka, GREYCORTEX CEO.
By joining the agreement, the signatories agree to four key commitments:
a stronger defense against cyberattacks – pledging to protect all customers globally regardless of the motivation for attacks online;

  1. a stronger defense against cyberattacks – pledging to protect all customers globally regardless of the motivation for attacks online;
  2. taking no offense by choosing not to help governments launch cyberattacks against innocent citizens and enterprises and will protect against tampering or exploitation of their products and services through every stage of technology development, design and distribution;
  3. doing more to empower developers and the people and businesses that use their technology, by helping them build and improve capacity for protecting themselves; and
  4. building on existing relationships and taking collective action together to establish new formal and informal partnerships with industry, civil society and security researchers. The goal being to improve technical collaboration, coordinate vulnerability disclosures, share threats and minimize the potential for malicious code to be introduced into cyberspace.

Since forming the Cybersecurity Tech Accord, the signatories have supported initiatives on email and routing security, implemented Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance (DMARC) in their own operations, participated in global requests for comments on the UN’s new High Level Panel on Digital Cooperation, and endorsed the Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace as an early supporter. Additionally, the group has coordinated with like-minded organizations such as the Global Cyber Alliance, the Internet Society, and the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE).


GREYCORTEX is happy to announce that we have successfully entered the Japanese market with our first office outside of Europe, and first Japanese partner and customers.

The new GREYCORTEX office, located in Kobe, Japan, will focus on sales and service across the APAC region. It will be led by Milan Fujita, who brings nearly 20 years of experience in the software sector and the Japanese and APAC markets. The office will also coordinate the regional collaboration between GREYCORTEX and its regional ESET technology alliance partners. The office may be contacted at: Kobe Fashion Mart 10F, 6-9 Koyo-cho Naka, Higashinada-ku Kobe, Hyogo, Japan 658-0032.

GREYCORTEX is also happy to announce our first partner in Japan: iSEC. Information Security Inc. Based in Kobe City, iSEC is led by CEO Yoshihisa Suzuki. iSEC offers the MENDEL Network Traffic Analysis throughout the country. The relationship is already bearing fruit, with two customers implementing GREYCORTEX MENDEL; Hyogo Prefectural Government ( and University of Hyogo (

We look forward to many years of success from these relationships.


GREYCORTEX is happy to announce that we, represented by Petr Chmelar, Chief Research Officer, successfully participated as a member of the Situational Awareness (Yellow) Team in the recent “Crossed Swords 2018” cyber defense training exercise, held in Latvia and organized by the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defense Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE) in cooperation with CERT.LV.

The sister event to the larger NATO CCDCOE “Locked Shields” cyber defense exercise (the largest and most complex live-fire cyber defense exercise in the world), “Crossed Swords” is focused on practicing skills required to carry out responsive tactical cyber operations. “The exercise aims to practice skills required to fill the role of the Red Team at cyber defence exercises and to offer the most cutting-edge and challenging training experience for national cyber defenders. It is evident that in order to defend ourselves better in cyberspace, we need to know how attacks are carried out,” explained Aare Reintam, Project Manager of Technical Exercises at the NATO CCDCOE. The “Crossed Swords 2018” event included a group of more than 80 cybersecurity professionals from 15 countries.

In this year’s exercise, the Red Team was tasked with conducting a full spectrum cyber operation in a fictional scenario, while the Blue Team actively defended their assets. The Yellow Team monitored Red Team activity from different sources of information, such as network tap and host-based log files, and provided a highly valuable near real-time feedback. As part of the exercise, GREYCORTEX contributed features to “Frankenstack,” a novel stack of tools built by NATO CCDCOE, Tallinn University of Technology, CERT.LV, and industry partners.

GREYCORTEX’s experience didn’t end with the end of the training exercise. Inspired by “Crossed Swords,” GREYCORTEX renamed its Malware Lab research team to the “Red Team,” but as Petr Chmelar noted, “We will always be Yellow Team-focused.”


GREYCORTEX is happy to announce that CEO and Co-Owner Petr Chaloupka was named to the New Europe 100 (NE100). The list is made up of individuals selected by the Financial Times, Google, the Visegrad Fund, and Res Publica.

Now in it’s fourth year, the 2017 New Europe 100 “is a list of central and eastern Europe’s brightest and best citizens who are changing the region’s societies, politics, or business environments and displaying fresh approaches to prevailing problems. The aim is to raise the profile of changemakers in emerging Europe and to build connection among those in the vanguard.”

Previous editions of the NE100 have included such well-known business leaders as Vaclav Muchna, CEO of Y Soft.

You can read more about the NE100 here:,5a166ff03228719568984a76


The success continues for GREYCORTEX. This time, the team was first overall at the Pitch Competition at the 3rd Annual European Cybersecurity Forum held in Krakow, Poland on October 10th and 11th, 2017. The event featured cybersecurity-focused speakers from government and industry across Europe, as well as several from North America.
The Pitch Competition, held on Monday afternoon, as part of the Forum, featured 16 companies from Central and Eastern Europe. As winners, GREYCORTEX received the chance to present MENDEL on the main conference stage to a full audience. The pitch presentation itself focused on the overall costs of data breach – not only in data loss – but in lost business reputation, opportunity, and brand value, demonstrating GREYCORTEX MENDEL’s ability to detect advanced persistent threats in the network, as well as it’s founding – with generous support from YSoft Ventures – and its membership in the ESET Technology Alliance.


GREYCORTEX took home the top prize in its category at the Czech Finals of the 2017 Central European Startup Awards (CESA). The Czech final,  held on September 25th in Prague, recognized GREYCORTEX as the Best AI Startup in the country.
The Central European Startup Awards is a series of national events in the CEE countries, recognizing and celebrating the entrepreneurial spirit and startup ecosystems of the region. Having been successful in the AI Startup category in the Czech Republic, GREYCORTEX now competes in the Regional Finals, to be held in Sofia Bulgaria on November 23rd. GREYCORTEX was successful at least year’s Regional Final, winning “Best Newcomer” in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
A list of CESA Czech Winners in 2017 may be found at: