P3-300 System Controller

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The P3-300 System Controller combines the award-winning and intuitive P3 workflow with a brand new high-performance video processing engine. It can control the entire range of Martin LED Video products, ranging from traditional video panels to creative elements such as strips and dots. The P3-300 is equipped with a DVI input, a component video input and two SDI input ports (up to 3G). The output capacity of 2.000.000 pixels allows even more products to be driven from a single controller.

  • Powerful and ergonomic LED Video Controller
  • Compatible with all Martin LED video products (panels and creative products)
  • Integration with lighting controls (DMX, Art-NET) and automation systems


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


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  • Drives up to 2.000.000 pixels
  • Built-in scaler and mapper
  • DVI-D input up to 1920x1080
  • 2x 3G-SDI input up to 1920x1080
  • Analog video input up to 1920x1080
  • Dedicated bi-level and tri-level sync input for genlock
  • Built-in GUI (Graphical User Interface) including easy setup wizards
  • Real time visualization of the video mapping within the GUI (Graphical User interface)
  • Most user-friendly LED Video processor on the market
  • Compatible with all Martin LED Video products (panels and creative products)
  • Integration with lighting controls (DMX & Art-NET) and automation systems
  • All connected products report status and problems back to the controller for easy monitoring and maintenance
  • Showfiles compatible with all products within the P3 System Controller family (including the P3-PC offline editor)

Tech Specs

PhysicalDepth: 508 mm (20.0 in.)Width: 482 mm (19.0 in.)Height (rackmount 2U): 90 mm (3.5 in.)Weight: 9.0 kg (19.8 lbs.)
Control/User InterfaceUser interface: SXGA (1280 x 1024) or better monitor (VGA, DVI, HDMI or DP), USB keyboard, USB mouseDevice status: Status indicator LEDs
DVI Video InputSupports all resolutions up to 1920x1080Supports both RGB and YCbCr, progressive scan only
Component Video InputVia DVI-I breakout cable (not supplied)Supports all resolutions up to 1920x1080Supports progressive and interlaced scan10-bit color samplingSupports composite NTSC/PAL/Secam, S-Video (Y/C) and component YPbPr w/Sync-on-G (Y)Supports tri-level sync
SDI Video Input2 x SD-SDI 525/60 (NTSC) or 625/50 (PAL) per SMPTE 259M2 x HD-SDI 720p per SMPTE 296M or 1080i per SMPTE 292M1 x dual-link HD-SDI per SMPTE 372M2 x 3G-SDI per SMPTE 424M (compatible with level A and level B sync)
Genlock InputSupports bi-level and tri-level sync
Video ProcessingController pixel processing capacity: 2 080 000 pixels (expandable by adding P3-300s)*Controller fixture capacity: 2000 fixtures (expandable by adding P3-300s)*Maximum workspace area: 2 073 600 pixelsMaximum active capture area: 2 073 600 pixelsSystem processing depth: 16 bits per color (48 bits per pixel)System latency, DVI: 2 framesSystem latency, SDI/component progressive: 2 framesSystem latency, SDI/component interlaced: 3 framesLatency between first and last panel: NoneImage rotationScaling (global and mixed pixel pitch)De-interlacingGamma curve selection and adjustmentReal-time panel content remappingReal-time color temperature and color space controlReal-time preview of video input and mapped canvasDMX 512 / Art-Net real-time controllable parametersUp to 32 universes of Art-Net input*Global intensityRGB intensityColor temperatureX-Y video image positionVideo image rotationFreezeBlackoutTest pattern selectionPreset recall (incl. video input selection and scaling)Kinesys K2 / Tait Navigator real-time controllable parametersX-Y video image positionVideo image rotation*See also P3 System Controller Capacity Info Note on Support & Downloads page
P3 Signal ProtocolSignal type: Gigabit EthernetProtocol: Proprietary Martin P3Hot pluggable: Yes, electrically isolated at all connectionsCable type: Ethernet, shielded, CAT 5e or betterCable length: Up to 100 m (328.1 ft.) between any 2 devices, extendable with Ethernet switchMax. number of panels per line: 50, extendable with Ethernet switch
ConstructionHousing: Steel and aluminumColor: Matt blackProtection rating: IP20
InstallationMounting: 19-inch rackmount (2U) or free-standing
ConnectionsPower input: IEC socket with integrated power switchP3 data in/out: 4 x etherCON socketDVI/component video in: DVI-I (component via BNC-to-DVI-A adapter cable, not supplied)DVI/component video thru: DVI-ISDI video in: 2 x BNCSDI video thru: 2 x BNCGenlock in: 1 x BNCGenlock thru: 1 x BNCManagement network: etherCON socketEtherDMX / motion network (Art-Net, Kinesys K2/Vector):etherCON socketDMX in: 5-pin locking XLRDMX thru: 5-pin locking XLRPeripherals and USB memory devices: 4 x USB 2.0 portsUser interface monitor: DisplayPort++ (compatible with adapters to DVI, HDMI and VGA, not supplied)
ElectricalAC power: 100-240 V nominal, 47-63 HzPower supply unit: Integrated, universal multi-voltage
ThermalCooling: Forced airMaximum ambient temperature (Ta max.): 50° C (122° F)Minimum ambient temperature (Ta min.): 0° C (32° F)Total heat dissipation*: 685 BTU/hr.*calculated, +/- 10%
ApprovalsEU safety: EN 60950-1EU EMC: EN 55022, EN 55024, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3, EN 6100-4-2, EN 6100-4-3, EN 6100-4-4, EN 6100-4-5, EN 6100-4-6, EN 6100-4-11US safety: ANSI/UL 60950-1Canadian safety: CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1
Included ItemsEU-type power cable with Schuko connectorUS-type power cableUK-type power cable
Related ItemsMartin P3-100™ System Controller: P/N 90721010Martin P3-200™ System Controller: P/N 90721020Martin P3-PC™ License on One-Key™ USB stick: P/N 90721030Martin P3-PC™ License only: P/N 39808028
Ordering InformationMartin P3-300™ System Controller: P/N 90721060


  Version Language Size Uploaded
P3-300 System Controller Spec Sheet-English   en  839 KB Jul 09, 2018
P3 System Controllers - DMX Protocol     602 KB Nov 30, 2017
P3 System Controllers – Kurzanleitung de  919 KB May 24, 2016
P3 System Controllers - Quick Guide en  2.49 MB Apr 21, 2016
P3 System Controllers – Guide de Démarrage fr  840 KB May 24, 2016
P3 System Controllers - DMX Protocol 4.3.0  en  602 KB Jul 17, 2017
P3-050, P3-150, P3-300 - Monitor Connection Guide en  118 KB Jan 20, 2017
P3 System Controllers - Capacity info note en  357 KB Jul 03, 2017
P3 System Controllers - Shortcuts en  152 KB Jul 03, 2017
Cad Drawings
Vectorworks Symbols 2.5  en  110 MB Mar 27, 2018
P3-300 - EU Declaration of Conformity en  44.3 KB Feb 02, 2015
P3-300 - ETL Listing Verification en  79.6 KB May 12, 2016
P3 Fixture Adjuster One-Key Conversion 2016-05-30    514 KB Nov 30, 2017
P3-050/150/300 Software 4.5.2    50.8 MB Oct 08, 2018
P3-050/150/300 Recovery Wizard 4.5.2    50.7 MB Oct 08, 2018
Service Notes
Running P3 network in surge-sensitive environment en    May 03, 2016
Using EC-10 LED Video panels with P3-050/150/300 System Controller en    May 02, 2016
Using EC-20 LED Video panels with P3-050/150/300 System Controller en    May 02, 2016
Using P3 PowerPort 1500 with P3-05/150/300 System Controller en    May 02, 2016
VC-Grid/Strip products with P3 Software 3.1.1 or newer en    Apr 14, 2015
Tech Notes
Running P3 network in surge-sensitive environment     Nov 30, 2017
Using EC-10 LED Video panels with P3-050/150/300 System Controller     Nov 30, 2017
Using EC-20 LED Video panels with P3-050/150/300 System Controller     Nov 30, 2017
Using P3 PowerPort 1500 with P3-050/150/300 System Controller     Nov 30, 2017
VC-Grid/Strip products with P3 Software 3.1.1 or newer     Nov 22, 2017

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P3-300 System Controller