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



P3-PC System Controller