P3-PC System Controller

FREE PC-based P3 LED Video controller

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Get Started with Martin P3-PC System Controller Software for Free

Discover the unique features of P3 software to control P3-controllable fixtures like MAC Allure Profile, MAC Allure Wash PC, VDO Atomic Dot, and more, without purchasing a license dongle to unlock the functionality. You can start with the free P3-PC System Controller software and then grow into the bigger(non-free) P3 System Controllers (P3-050, P3-150 and P3-300). Download the free P3-PC System Controller software now.

The P3-PC works as a PC-based P3 System Controller for smaller Martin LED display setups up to 20.736 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)

















  • Get started with Martin P3-PC System Controller software for free without purchasing a license dongle to unlock the functionality. Download the free P3-PC System Controller software now
  • 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


  • Control/User Interface PC hardware dependent
    Minimum System Requirements

    Computer running Windows 7, 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
    Full administrator rights on PC
    Gigabit Ethernet port for P3 output

    Screen Capture Hippotizer Interface: Direct capture of any Hippotizer viewport when P3-PC is installed on a Hippo V4 (or newer) media server

    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

    Video Processing Controller pixel processing capacity: 20,736 pixels* Controller fixture capacity: 2000 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 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
    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

    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
    *See also P3 System Controller Capacity Info Note on Support & Downloads page

  • 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 Maximum number of devices per line:

    50, extendable with Ethernet switch


    Any standard PC running Windows 7, 8.1 or 10

    Connections P3 signal output to fixtures via PC network port (Gigabit Ethernet)
    Related Items Martin P3-050™ System Controller: P/N 90721090 Martin P3-100™ System Controller: P/N 90721010 Martin P3-150™ System Controller: P/N 90721015 Martin P3-200™ System Controller: P/N 90721020 Martin P3-300™ System Controller: P/N 90721060


  Version Language Size Uploaded
  en  154 KB Oct 23, 2020
P3 System Controllers - Capacity Info Note
en version J, updated: Apr 27, 2020
en  503 KB Apr 27, 2020
P3-PC System Controller Installation Guide
en version C, updated: Oct 23, 2020
en  1.55 MB Oct 23, 2020
P3 System Controller - Keyboard Shortcuts
en version D, updated: Oct 22, 2020
en  187 KB Oct 22, 2020
P3 System Controllers – Guide de Démarrage
fr version G, updated: May 11, 2018
fr  840 KB May 11, 2018
P3 System Controllers – Kurzanleitung
de version G, updated: May 11, 2018
de  919 KB May 11, 2018
    Aug 21, 2020
P3 System Controllers - Quick Guide
en version G, updated: May 11, 2018
en  2.49 MB May 11, 2018
P3 System Controllers - DMX Protocol
en version 4.3.0, updated: May 11, 2018
4.3.0  en  602 KB May 11, 2018
Vectorworks Symbols
en version 2.9, updated: Oct 22, 2020
2.9  en  373 MB Oct 22, 2020
P3 Content Package - H.264
version A, updated: Oct 23, 2020
  998 MB Oct 23, 2020
P3 Fixture Adjuster One-Key Conversion
version 2016-05-30, updated: May 18, 2018
2016-05-30     514 KB May 18, 2018
P3-PC Software
version 5.1.0, updated: Dec 13, 2019
5.1.0     55.7 MB Dec 13, 2019
Service Notes
VC-Grid/Strip products with P3 Software 3.1.1 or newer
en version A, updated: May 22, 2018
A   en    May 22, 2018
Running P3 network in surge-sensitive environment
en version A, updated: May 22, 2018
A   en    May 22, 2018

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