VDO Sceptron 10

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The VDO Sceptron 10 is a linear outdoor-rated LED video fixture for the rental market with 10 mm pixel pitch and an extensive range of optical accessories for a wide variety of looks. The VDO Sceptron 10 is driven by the Martin P3 System Controller family for easy configuration, mapping and setup, and is also backwards compatible with DMX for smaller setups. The integrated power and data cabling allows for long daisy-chains with many fixtures per cable-run, while the power supply can be located backstage (up to 50 m away) for a clean setup avoiding messy cabling and several driver boxes. 

  • Extensive range of field-exchangeable optical accessories for a wide variety of looks
  • Easy setup, mapping and configuration
  • Bright and fully calibrated for optimal consistency


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P3 Live Preview and Flexible Video Mapping—P3 lifehack#3


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Mixing P3 Video and DMX for Creative Control—P3 lifehack#6


The Many Faces of VDO Sceptron


Martin VDO Face 5 and VDO Sceptron rocking the scene in the making of “City Light”




VDO Sceptron family



  • 10 mm pixel pitch
  • 250 cd per meter calibrated
  • 750 lumen per meter calibrated
  • 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)
  • Supported by integrated power and data processor (P3 PowerPort 1500 or P3 PowerPort 1000 IP) and simple cabling system
  • Available in lengths of 1000 mm and 320 mm

Tech Specs

PhysicalLength: Available in 320 mm (12.6 in.) and 1000 mm (39.4 in.) versionsWidth: 27 mm (1.07 in.)Height: 28 mm (1.10 in.)Weight: 1.2 kg / m (0.81 lbs. per foot)
Control and ProgrammingControl options: Martin P3™ System Controller via Martin P3™ PowerPort 1500 / Martin P3™ PowerPort 1000 IP, and/or DMXProtocol detection: AutomaticControl modes: RGB, basic, segment and pixel-levelSetting and addressing: P3 System Controller or RDM-compliant controllerControl resolution: 16-bit (P3) or 8-bit (DMX) control of each colorColor and intensity calibration: Pixel-levelDMX channels: 3/10/13/22/103/307DMX compliance: USITT DMX512-ARDM compliance: ANSI/ESTA E1.20Firmware update: Via Martin P3™ System Controller
Control/User InterfaceDevice status: Multi-color visual indicationDevice test and reset: Magnetic pushbutton to call up local test patterns and reset device
OpticsOptionsOpen FrontFlat DiffuserFlat Smoked DiffuserRound DiffuserRound Smoked DiffuserSquare Diffuser (supplied as standard with fixture)Square Smoked DiffuserTube DiffuserTube Smoked DiffuserNoBlend DiffuserSmoked NoBlend DiffuserAsymmetric (Wall-Washing) LensMinimum LED lifetime: 50 000 hours (to >70% luminous output)**Figure obtained under manufacturer’s test conditions.All options can be interchanged at any time.
Photometric DataColor resolution: 16 bits per color (48 bits per pixel)Viewing angle: 120° x 120°Pixels per meter: 100Pitch (pixel center-to-center): 10.00 mmLuminous intensity, calibrated mode: 250 cd per meter*Total output, calibrated mode: 8 333 nits (modules spaced 30 mm center-to-center)*Total output, calibrated mode: 750 lumens per meter**Preliminary data, figures are approximate.
Video ProcessingBrightness controlGamma correction and controlColor temperature controlColor space controlCalibration processingSynchronization
Signal ProtocolMartin P3 (via Martin P3™ PowerPort) or DMX
ConstructionBase: Extruded aluminum profileColor: Matt blackProtection rating: IP65RoHS compliant
InstallationOrientation: AnyMounting: Slot for locking nuts on back of profile (M6) and optional sliding bracket for M12 boltMounting options: Flat surface at any angle, pedestal or other suitable support
ConnectionsPower and data input: 6-pin custom (BBD) IP66-ratedPower and data thru: 6-pin custom (BBD) IP66-ratedHot plugging compatible
ElectricalNominal input voltage: 48 VDC +/- 4%Power supply options: Martin P3™ PowerPort 1500, P3™ PowerPort 1000 IP, Tripix™ Power or generic 48 VDC PSUTotal power consumption (at max. intensity, full white): 33 W per meter
ThermalCooling: ConvectionMaximum ambient temperature (Ta max.): 55° C (131° F)Minimum ambient temperature (Ta min.): -30° C (-22° F)Total heat dissipation (calculated, +/- 10%): 115 BTU/hr per meter
ApprovalsEU safety: EN 60950-1, EN 60950-22, EN 62471EU EMC: EN 55032, EN 55024US safety: UL 60950-1, UL 60950-22US EMC: FCC Part 15 Class ACanadian safety: CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1, No. 60950-22Canadian EMC: ICES-003 Class AAustralia/NZ: RCM
AccessoriesMagnetic Test Tool, set of 10: P/N 91610139VDO Sceptron™ Diffuser Lens Removal Jaws: P/N 91611836HardwareVDO Sceptron™/Fatron™ Sliding Brackets, set of 10: P/N 91610123VDO Sceptron™ Parallel Couplers, 30/40/50 mm, set of 10: P/N 91610125VDO Sceptron™ Parallel Couplers, 60/70/80 mm, set of 10: P/N 91610138VDO Sceptron™ Linear (End-to-End) Couplers, set of 10: P/N 91610124Super Lightweight Half Coupler Rigging Clamp, black: P/N 91602018Low Profile VDO Sceptron™/Fatron™ Half Coupler: P/N 91611790VDO Sceptron™/Fatron™ Spigot Adapter, 28 mm (1.1 in.): P/N 91611791VDO Sceptron™/Fatron™ Floorstands, set of two: P/N 91611792VDO Sceptron™ Pivot Coupler: P/N 91611793Optical320 mm modulesVDO Sceptron™ Flat Diffuser, 320 mm: P/N 91610111VDO Sceptron™ Flat Smoked Diffuser, 320 mm: P/N 91610113VDO Sceptron™ Round Diffuser, 320 mm: P/N 91610115VDO Sceptron™ Round Smoked Diffuser, 320 mm: P/N 91610117VDO Sceptron™ Square Diffuser, 320 mm: P/N 91610119VDO Sceptron™ Square Smoked Diffuser, 320 mm: P/N 91610121VDO Sceptron™ Tube Diffuser, 320 mm: P/N 91611630VDO Sceptron™ Tube Smoked Diffuser, 320 mm: P/N 91611650VDO Sceptron 10™ NoBlend Diffuser, 320 mm: P/N 91610126VDO Sceptron 10™ NoBlend Smoked Diffuser, 320 mm: P/N 91610128VDO Sceptron 20™ NoBlend Diffuser, 320 mm: P/N 91610130VDO Sceptron 20™ NoBlend Smoked Diffuser, 320 mm: P/N 91610132VDO Sceptron 40™ NoBlend Diffuser, 320 mm: P/N 91610134VDO Sceptron 40™ NoBlend Smoked Diffuser, 320 mm: P/N 91610136VDO Sceptron™ Asymmetric Lens, 320 mm: P/N 916116701000 mm modulesVDO Sceptron™ Flat Diffuser, 1000 mm: P/N 91610112VDO Sceptron™ Flat Smoked Diffuser, 1000 mm: P/N 91610114VDO Sceptron™ Round Diffuser, 1000 mm: P/N 91610116VDO Sceptron™ Round Smoked Diffuser, 1000 mm: P/N 91610118VDO Sceptron™ Square Diffuser, 1000 mm: P/N 91610120VDO Sceptron™ Square Smoked Diffuser, 1000 mm: P/N 91610122VDO Sceptron™ Tube Diffuser, 1000 mm: P/N 91611640VDO Sceptron™ Tube Smoked Diffuser, 1000 mm: P/N 91611660VDO Sceptron 10™ NoBlend Diffuser, 1000 mm: P/N 91610127VDO Sceptron 10™ NoBlend Smoked Diffuser, 1000 mm: P/N 91610129VDO Sceptron 20™ NoBlend Diffuser, 1000 mm: P/N 91610131VDO Sceptron 20™ NoBlend Smoked Diffuser, 1000 mm: P/N 91610133VDO Sceptron 40™ NoBlend Diffuser, 1000 mm: P/N 91610135VDO Sceptron 40™ NoBlend Smoked Diffuser, 1000 mm: P/N 91610137VDO Sceptron™ Asymmetric Lens, 1000 mm: P/N 91611680Combined DC power and data cablesPower + Data Input Cable, 4-pin male XLR (for P3 PowerPort) to female BBD, 0.25 m (9.8 in.): P/N 91616046Power + Data Input Cable, 5-pin male XLR (for DMX) + wire tails (for PSU) to female BBD, 0.25 m (9.8 in.): P/N 91616048Power + Data Input Cable, 5-pin male XLR (for DMX) + 4-pin male XLR (for P3 PowerPort) to female BBD, 0.25m (9.8 in.): P/N 91616049Power + Data Input Cable, 5-pin male XLR (for DMX) + male Tripix type (for Martin IP66 PSU 240W) to female BBD, 0.25m (9.8 in.):P/N 91616050Power + Data Output Cable, male BBD to 4-pin female XLR, 0.25m (9.8 in.): P/N 91616047DMX Lead-out Cable, male BBD to 5-pin female XLR, 0.25 m (9.8 in.): P/N 91616051BBD extension cablesPower + Data Extension Cable, Rental Type, BBD to BBD 1 m (3.3 ft.): P/N 91616041Power + Data Extension Cable, Rental Type, BBD to BBD, 2.5 m (8.2 ft.): P/N 91616024Power + Data Extension Cable, Rental Type, BBD to BBD, 5 m (16.4 ft.): P/N 91616042Power + Data Extension Cable, Rental Type, BBD to BBD, 10 m (32.8 ft.): P/N 91616043Power + Data Extension Cable, Rental Type, BBD to BBD, 25 m (82.1 ft.): P/N 91616044Power + Data Cable, Rental Type, 100 m (328 ft.) bulk without connectors: P/N 91616045ConnectorsPower + Data Cable Connector, BBD, Male: P/N 91611750Power + Data Cable Connector, BBD, Female: P/N 91611751Blanking Caps for unused female BBD connectors, set of 10: P/N 91616052
Related ItemsMartin P3™ PowerPort 1500: P/N 90721040Martin P3™ PowerPort 1000 IP Rental: P/N 90721070Martin™ IP66 PSU 240 W external power supply unit: P/N 90760330Martin P3-050™ System Controller: P/N 90721090Martin P3-100™ System Controller: P/N 90721010Martin P3-150™ System Controller: P/N 90721015Martin P3-200™ System Controller: P/N 90721020Martin P3-300™ System Controller: P/N 90721060Martin P3-PC™ System Controller: P/N 90721030
Ordering InformationFlightcase for 10 x VDO Sceptron™ 1000mm / 30 x VDO Sceptron™ 320 mm: P/N 91515030Flightcase Extender for 10 x VDO Sceptron™ 1000 mm / 30 x VDO Sceptron™ 320 mm: P/N 91515031VDO Sceptron 10™, 320 mm, in cardboard box: P/N 90357650VDO Sceptron 10™, 1000 mm, in cardboard box: P/N 90357655


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Martin IP66 PSU 240W Spec Sheet-English en  227 KB Apr 03, 2019
VDO Sceptron 10 Spec Sheet-English   en  6.05 MB Jul 09, 2018
VDO Sceptron Photometric Files en  1.11 MB Mar 09, 2016
VDO Sceptron Family - User Manual en  3.42 MB Mar 13, 2017
VDO Sceptron Family - 2D Drawings en  3.55 MB Jul 09, 2015
3D Symbols
Vectorworks Symbols 2.6  en  66.4 MB May 01, 2019
CAD Drawings
VDO Sceptron Family - 3D Models en  13 MB Jul 09, 2015
Ext. PixLine / VDO Sceptron / Ext. Dot-HP / VDO Dotron / VDO Fatron - ETL Listing Verification   447 KB Aug 01, 2017
Exterior PixLine / VDO Sceptron - EU Declaration of Conformity en  95 KB Aug 25, 2016
VDO Sceptron Firmware 2.4.1    56.8 KB May 22, 2018
Service Notes
Incorrect Label on VDO Sceptron 10 en    Nov 10, 2015
Tech Notes
Incorrect labeling on VDO Sceptron 10     Nov 08, 2017
VDO Sceptron End Gables Tech Note   en  398 KB Nov 21, 2018

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