VC-Strip 30

The VC-Strip family of narrow LED video strips is ideal for integration of video into stage and set designs, interiors, custom set elements and more. VC-Strips are fully pixel-level calibrated on brightness and colors for optimal uniformity and quality and are driven by Martin’s award-winning P3 System Controller family for smooth playback that outperforms any DMX-based system. VC-Strips are available in various lengths and can even be cut to required length on-site.   

  • Wide range of pixel pitches to suit every application
  • Easy cabling, mapping and configuration
  • Bright and fully calibrated for optimal consistency


  • 16/8 individually controllable pixels
  • 30 mm pixel pitch
  • 2750 nits of brightness 
  • High-quality 16-bit per color image processing technology
  • Pixel-level brightness and color calibration for optimal image quality
  • P3/DMX controllable (automatic protocol detection)
  • Intuitive mapping and addressing via P3 System Controller
  • Combined power/data input (single cable for power and data input)
  • Combined power/data thru (to daisy-chain up to 45 VC-Strip 30s)
  • Supported by integrated power and data processor (P3 PowerPort 1500) and simple cabling system
  • Length of VC-Strip can be customized on-site (simple cutting) to fit integration needs
  • Compatible with VC-Grid 30


Tech specs

Physical VC-Strip 16x1 30™: Length: 480 mm (18.9 in.) * Width: 19 mm (0.8 in.) Height: 15 mm (0.6 in.) Weight: 51 g (0.12 lbs.) VC-Strip 8x1 30™: Length: 240 mm (9.5 in.) * Width: 19 mm (0.8 in.) Height: 15 mm (0.6 in.) Weight: 31 g (0.07 lbs.) *Including 1 mm board-to-board gap:
Control and Programming Control options: Martin P3 System Controller™ via Martin P3 PowerPort 1500™ and/or DMX Protocol detection: Automatic Control modes: pixel and module DMX channels, 16x1 model: 48 (pixel mode) or 3 (module mode) DMX channels, 8x1 model: 24 (pixel mode) or 3 (module mode) Setting and addressing: P3 System Controller or RDM-compliant controller Control resolution: 16-bit (P3) or 8-bit (DMX) control of each color Color and intensity calibration: Pixel-level DMX compliance: USITT DMX512-A RDM compliance: ANSI/ESTA E1.20 Firmware update: Via P3 System Controller
Control/User Interface Device status: Multi-color visual indication Device test and reset: Pushbutton to call up local test patterns and reset device
Optics Minimum LED lifetime: 50 000 hours (to >70% luminous output)* *Figure obtained under manufacturer's test conditions:
Photometric Data Pixels per module: 16/8 Luminous intensity, calibrated mode: 2750 nit Viewing angle: 120° x 120° Preliminary data, figures are approximate:
Video Processing Brightness control Gamma correction and control Color temperature control Color gamut control Calibration processing Synchronization
Construction Base: Black FR4 circuit board Protection rating: IP20 RoHS compliant
Installation Orientation: Any Maximum number of VC-Strip™ 16x1 30 modules per daisy-chain: 45 Maximum number of VC-Strip™ 8x1 30 modules per daisy-chain: 63 Mounting: Mounting holes in module
Connections Power & data input: 4-pin Molex connector Power & data thru: 4-pin Molex connector
Electrical Nominal input voltage: 48 VDC from Martin P3 PowerPort 1500™ or external PSU Peak power consumption (at full intensity, full white): 16x1 model 8 W; 8x1 model 4 W Typical power consumption (with typical video content): 16x1 model 3 W; 8x1 model 1.5 W Figures for typical video content are indicative only and will vary: Power consumption figures include cable and assume a 50 m chain:
Thermal Cooling: Convection Maximum ambient temperature (Ta max.): 45° C Minimum ambient temperature (Ta min.): -20° C Peak heat dissipation (calculated, at full intensity, full white): 16x1 model 28 BTU/hr.; 8x1 model 14 BTU/hr. Typical heat dissipation (calculated, with typical video content): 16x1 model 11 BTU/hr.; 8x1 model 5.5 BTU/hr. Figures for typical video content are indicative only and will vary:
Approvals EU safety: EN 60950 EU EMC: EN 55022, EN 55024, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3 US safety: ANSI/UL 60950-1 Canadian safety: CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1
Accessories Input cables Power+Data Adapter, XLR4-to-PCB, 0.25 m (0.9 ft.): P/N 91616035 Power+Data Adapter, XLR5+Power-to-XLR4, 0.25 m (0.9 ft.): P/N 91616037 Power+Data Adapter, XLR5+XLR4-to-XLR4, 0.25 m (0.9 ft.): P/N 91616038 Power+Data Adapter, XLR5+Tripix-to-XLR4, 0.25 m (0.9 ft.): P/N 91616039 VC-Strip to VC-Strip link cables Power+Data Cable, PCB-to-PCB, 200 mm (7.9 in.): P/N 91616025 Power+Data Cable, PCB-to-PCB, 400 mm (15.8 in.): P/N 91616026 Power+Data Cable, PCB-to-PCB, 600 mm (23.7 in.): P/N 91616027 Power+Data Cable, PCB-to-PCB, 800 mm (31.5 in.): P/N 91616028 Power+Data Cable, PCB-to-PCB, 1000 mm (39.4 in.): P/N 91616029 Extension cables Power+Data Cable, XLR4-to-XLR4, 1 m (3.3 ft.): P/N 91616030 Power+Data Cable, XLR4-to-XLR4, 2.5 m (8.2 ft.): P/N 91616031 Power+Data Cable, XLR4-to-XLR4, 5 m (16.4 ft.): P/N 91616032 Power+Data Cable, XLR4-to-XLR4, 10 m (32.8 ft.): P/N 91616033 Power+Data Cable, XLR4-to-XLR4, 25 m (82.1 ft.): P/N 91616034 Output/throughput cables Power+Data Adapter, PCB-to-XLR4, 0.25 m (0.9 ft.): P/N 91616036 Power+Data Adapter, XLR4-to-XLR5, 0.25 m (0.9 ft.): P/N 91616040 Cable without connectors Power+Data Cable, Rental, 100 m (328.1 ft.): P/N 91616045 Power+Data Cable, Install CMX, 100 m (328.1 ft.): P/N 91616060
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Ordering Information VC-Strip™ 16x1 30 RGB: P/N 90357460 VC-Strip™ 8x1 30 RGB: P/N 90357470