P3-PC System Controller

The P3-PC works as a PC-based P3 System Controller for smaller Martin LED display setups up to 20.000 pixels; as an off-line editor for the entire range of P3 System Controllers to preprogram shows anywhere on a PC; and as a tool for firmware uploads and addressing/testing of Martin LED Video products.

  • Off-Line Editor for all P3 System Controllers
  • Stand-Alone P3 System Controller software for small setups
  • Compatible with all Martin LED video products (panels and creative products)



  • Drives up to 20.736 pixels
  • On-screen grabber for video-capture
  • Automatic Hippotizer interface when installed on Hippo V4 or newer
  • Real time visualization of the video mapping
  • Compatible with any standard PC running Windows
  • Free download from Martin website
  • Most user-friendly LED Video processor on the market
  • Compatible with all Martin LED Video products (panels and creative products)
  • All connected products report status and problems back to the controller for easy monitoring and maintenance
  • Showfiles created on P3-PC can easily be loaded onto a USB stick and transfered to any other P3 System Controller

Tech specs

Control/User Interface PC hardware dependent
Minimum System Requirements Computer running Windows XP, Vista 7, 8, 8.1 or 10 32/64 bit Intel Core processor 1024 MB RAM (3 GB recommended) 100 MB available hard disk space Display with 1280 x 1024 resolution or better USB 1.1 (or higher) port for Martin One-Key™ Full administrator rights on PC Gigabit Ethernet port for P3 output
Video Processing Controller pixel processing capacity: 20 736 pixels* Controller fixture capacity: 1000 fixtures* Maximum workspace area: 2 073 600 pixels Maximum active capture area: 2 073 600 pixels System processing depth: 16 bits per color (48 bits per pixel) System latency, screen capture: 3 frames System latency, Hippotizer interface: 3 frames Latency between first and last panel: None Image rotation Scaling (global and mixed pixel pitch) Gamma curve selection and adjustment Real-time panel content remapping Real-time color temperature and color space control Real-time preview of video input and mapped canvas DMX 512 / Art-Net real-time controllable parameters Up to 4 universes of Art-Net input* Global intensity RGB intensity Color temperature X-Y video image position Video image rotation Freeze Blackout Test pattern selection Preset recall (incl. video input selection and scaling) Kinesys K2 / Vector / Tait Navigator real-time controllable parameters X-Y video image position Video image rotation *See also P3 System Controller Capacity Info Note on Support & Downloads page
Screen Capture Real-time capture of any section of screen of PC on which P3-PC is installed Capturing frame rate configurable up to 50 Hz No direct support for third-party capture cards Hippotizer Interface Direct capture of any Hippotizer viewport when P3-PC is installed on a Hippo V4 (or newer) media server
P3 Signal Protocol Signal type: Gigabit Ethernet Protocol: Proprietary Martin P3 Hot pluggable: Yes, electrically isolated at all connections Cable type: Ethernet, shielded, CAT 5e or better Cable length: Up to 100 m between any 2 devices, extendable with Ethernet switch Max. number of panels per line: 50, extendable with Ethernet switch
Installation Any standard PC running Windows Vista, XP, 7, 8, 8.1 or 10 (requires Martin One-Key™ USB stick with P3-PC License)
Connections P3 signal output to fixtures via PC network port (Gigabit Ethernet)
Included Items Martin One-Key™ with P3-PC™ license
Related Items Martin P3-100™ System Controller: P/N 90721010 Martin P3-200™ System Controller: P/N 90721020 Martin P3-300™ System Controller: P/N 90721060
Ordering Information Martin P3-PC™ License on One-Key™ USB stick: P/N 90721030 Martin P3-PC™ License only: P/N 39808028