P3-PC System Controller

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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 InterfacePC hardware dependent
Minimum System RequirementsComputer running Windows XP, Vista 7, 8, 8.1 or 10 32/64 bitIntel Core processor1024 MB RAM (3 GB recommended)100 MB available hard disk spaceDisplay with 1280 x 1024 resolution or betterUSB 1.1 (or higher) port for Martin One-Key™Full administrator rights on PCGigabit Ethernet port for P3 output
Video ProcessingController pixel processing capacity: 20 736 pixels*Controller fixture capacity: 1000 fixtures*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, screen capture: 3 framesSystem latency, Hippotizer interface: 3 framesLatency between first and last panel: NoneImage rotationScaling (global and mixed pixel pitch)Gamma 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 4 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 / Vector / Tait Navigator real-time controllable parametersX-Y video image positionVideo image rotation*See also P3 System Controller Capacity Info Note on Support & Downloads page
Screen CaptureReal-time capture of any section of screen of PC on which P3-PC is installedCapturing frame rate configurable up to 50 HzNo direct support for third-party capture cardsHippotizer InterfaceDirect capture of any Hippotizer viewport when P3-PC is installed on a Hippo V4 (or newer) media server
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 between any 2 devices, extendable with Ethernet switchMax. number of panels per line: 50, extendable with Ethernet switch
InstallationAny standard PC running Windows Vista, XP, 7, 8, 8.1 or 10 (requires Martin One-Key™ USB stick with P3-PC License)
ConnectionsP3 signal output to fixtures via PC network port (Gigabit Ethernet)
Included ItemsMartin One-Key™ with P3-PC™ license
Related ItemsMartin P3-100™ System Controller: P/N 90721010Martin P3-200™ System Controller: P/N 90721020Martin P3-300™ System Controller: P/N 90721060
Ordering InformationMartin P3-PC™ License on One-Key™ USB stick: P/N 90721030Martin P3-PC™ License only: P/N 39808028


Filename Version Language Size Uploaded
P3 Fixture Adjuster One-Key Conversion 2016-05-30    514 KB Nov 30, 2017
P3-PC Software 4.5.2    51.7 MB Oct 09, 2018
P3 System Controllers - Quick Guide en  2.49 MB Apr 21, 2016
P3-100 System Controller manual en  4.67 MB Dec 15, 2010
P3 System Controllers - DMX Protocol 4.3.0  en  602 KB Jul 17, 2017
P3-PC System Controller Installation Guide en  1.33 MB May 02, 2016
P3 System Controllers - Shortcuts en  152 KB Jul 03, 2017
P3 System Controllers - Capacity info note en  357 KB Jul 03, 2017
P3-PC System Controller Spec Sheet-English   en  154 KB Jul 09, 2018
3D Symbols
Vectorworks Symbols 2.5  en  110 MB Mar 27, 2018
Cad Drawings
Vectorworks Symbols     110 MB Sep 20, 2017
Tech Notes
VC-Grid/Strip products with P3 Software 3.1.1 or newer     Nov 22, 2017
Running P3 network in surge-sensitive environment     Nov 30, 2017
Service Notes
VC-Grid/Strip products with P3 Software 3.1.1 or newer en    Apr 14, 2015
Running P3 network in surge-sensitive environment en    May 03, 2016
Martin One-Key License request and installation procedure en  1.36 MB Oct 27, 2016

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P3-PC System Controller