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Ocean Systems ClearID v2.5, dTective v6.1, and dTective SP2
Are Available for Immediate Download

September 14, 2010.  Ocean Systems, Burtonsville, MD

Exciting News

Ocean Systems announces the release and immediate download of ClearID v2.5 and with it we are releasing two new cumulative bundles dTective v6.1 and dTective SP2. These releases allow everyone an easy way to get all the most updated tools from Ocean Systems.

There is something free for everyone who was in support dating back as far as 1-14-2007.


ClearID v2.5 includes many new features. Here is a summary.

  • Real-time preview for Lens and Motion DeBlur, Ultimate Sharpener, Pattern Remover
    and Frequency Filters
  • CID - Import images as a layer stack now hashes the images on import
  • Tab 1 – New Split Layer Stack into Fields and keyboard commands for Fields Alignment
  • Tab 2 – New Super-Resolution Workflow
  • Tab 4 – New interactive color channel picker with more channels & interactive preview
  • Tab 7 – The Verification Report has been greatly improved including a thumbnail image

ClearID v2.5 is available as a standalone download for those who only own ClearID. If you are in an Ocean Systems support contract or purchased it after 4/1/2009, this is a FREE upgrade. If you are a dTective user who was in support as of 4/1/2010, please download the dTective v6.1 cumulative release instead of the standalone ClearID v2.5 install.

dTective v6.1 Free to dTective users in support as of 4/1/2010. This release has all of our updated tools and includes ClearID v2.5 and archive-R v1.0.1.  dTective v6.1 also includes the updates and fixes included in dTective SP2.  If you are downloading dTective v6.1, there is no need to download SP2 separately but read the SP2 section to learn more about the extra upgrades you will get.

dTective SP2 Free to dTective users in support as of 1/14/2007. If you were eligible for dTective SP1, you are eligible for dTective SP2.  With SP2, you get an updated DVR dCoder 2.5.3 with improved audio sync.  You also get QT file export that is compatible with the new Avid Media Composer v5.0 AMA direct file access feature.  dPlex Pro has also been updated to dPlex Pro 2.5.1. which includes some small interface upgrades and some internal changes that make it more stable, easier-to-use, and more compatible with 64 bit operating system installation of Vista and Window 7. dPlex 2.5.1, also allows you to work at different dpi (dots-per-inch) settings in addition to the previously supported 96 dpi.  SP2 also includes CID 2.0.2 which has an installer that supports Photoshop CS5.  And lastly, you get the v7.6 training manual for dTective.

For more details on all the updates, please read the Release Notes available on the download page.

What if I am out of support as of 4/1/2010 and want everything in dTective v6.1 ?
If you already own a license of ClearID and wish to get all the latest upgrades in dTective v6.1, you can purchase a dTective support contract for $1295. If you don’t own ClearID, you can get a support contract that includes a ClearID license for $1995. With either of these options you will get archive-R at no additional charge.

For those who cannot purchase one of the above support contracts
If you are eligible for dTective SP2 (1/14/2007) and are interested in upgrading a previous version of ClearID to ClearID v2.5 and/or adding archive-R separately, you can do that also. Upgrade to CID v2.5 for $199. If you do not already own ClearID, you can add a license for $995.  archive-R is $495.

Avid AMA for Quick-Time new in Media Composer v5.0
Additionally, we encourage everyone to get the latest Avid Media Composer v5.0 with AMA direct QTime file support.  Avid AMA allows you to access media exported from DVR dCoder v2.5.3 and dPlex Pro without importing the media.  With Avid AMA you simply point to the media on your hard drive and Avid can access it without importing a separate file.  This is a great time saver. Avid AMA can also read many camcorder formats natively and it has been tested to work with In-Car-Camera Footage from L3. 
To discuss your options or get a proposal, contact your sales person or email sales at

dTective Version Summary Chart

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Free to - support date*










Not Included

Not Included

DVR dCoder




dPlex Pro





dTective Manual





Release Date




* If you were in dTective support as of this date, you are eligible for a free upgrade.

** The legacy SP1 has been replaced with SP2.  If you download SP1, you should upgrade
to SP2.

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Download or Mailed Copy: You can download these releases to another computer and move to your dTective system.  If you cannot download software at your facility, you can request a copy be mailed to you on the download request form in the link below.