VDO Face 5 HC (discontinued)

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The VDO Face 5 HC is a high-contrast outdoor-rated LED video panel with a pixel pitch of 5.2 mm for the rental market. This well-designed panel from Martin is driven by the same P3 System Controller as all other Martin LED Video products for a seamless total video solution. Consistent pixel-to-pixel calibration not only gives the best image quality, it also enables panels from different batches to be mixed. Ease of service and support from a brand that is here to stay give you peace of mind.

  • Flicker-free video output with very high contrast
  • Consistent calibration allowing cross-renting between different batches
  • Easy setup, mapping and configuration, and easy mix with other Martin LED Video products


Getting a Screen Up and Running with P3—P3 lifehack#1


Fast Deployment of Pre-Made Map on P3—P3 lifehack#2


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


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


Martin VDO Face 5 Video Panel


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




Match Used Panels and Brand New Ones with P3—P3 lifehack#7



  • 5.2 mm pixel pitch
  • 3000 nits calibrated
  • Compatible with Martin P3 System Controllers for mix and match with other (Creative) LED Video products
  • Pixel-level brightness and color calibration for optimal image quality
  • High-quality 16 bit per color P3 image processing technology
  • Integration with lighting and motion controls via P3 System Controller
  • Intuitive mapping and addressing via P3 System Controller
  • IP65 rated (all sides and angles) for reliable outdoor (and indoor) use
  • LED ageing compensation via P3 Fixture Adjuster
  • Easy swap of LED blocks from behind (and in front of) the screen
  • Easy swap of power supply and mainboard in the middle of a screen
  • High refresh rate for flicker-free performance


PhysicalVDO Face 5 HC LED Video PanelWidth: 500 mm (19.7 in.)Height: 562.5 mm (22.2 in.)Depth: 105 mm (4.2 in.)Weight: 10.5 kg (23.2 lbs.)VDO Face Single HeaderWidth: 500 mm (19.7 in.)Height: 36 mm (1.5 in.)Depth: 69 mm (2.8 in.)Weight: 2.4 kg (5.3 lbs.)VDO Face Double HeaderWidth: 1000 mm (39.4 in.)Height: 36 mm (1.5 in.)Depth: 69 mm (2.8 in.)Weight: 5.0 kg (11.1 lbs.)
Control and ProgrammingAddressing and status: Via Martin™ P3 System ControllerMapping: Via Martin™ P3 System ControllerFirmware update: Via Martin™ P3 System Controller
Control/User InterfaceDevice status: Multicolor status LEDDevice testing and reset: Pushbutton
OpticsPitch (pixel center-to-center): 5.208 mm (0.205 in.)LED type: SMD RGB, black housing, black reflectorViewing angle (horizontal x vertical): 160° x 80°LED Refresh rate: 3400 HzColor resolution: 16 bits per color (48 bits per pixel)Resolution, one panel: 96 x 108 pixelsPixels per panel: 10368Color and intensity calibration: Pixel-level
Photometric DataBrightness, calibrated mode: 3000 Nit
Video ProcessingVideo signal processor: From Martin™ P3 System Controller rangeLatency between first and last device: NoneBrightness controlGamma correction and controlColor temperature controlColor space controlCalibration processingSynchronizationFor full video processing and performance data, see relevant P3 System Controller specifications
P3 Signal ProtocolSignal type: Gigabit EthernetProtocol: Proprietary Martin™ P3Hot pluggable: Yes, electrically insulated at all connectionsCable type: Ethernet, CAT 5e or betterCable length: Up to 100 m (328 ft.) between any 2 devices, extendable with Ethernet switchMax. number of devices per chain: 48 (split chains and multiple chains possible)
ConstructionPanel frame: Die-cast aluminumLED modules per panel: 4 x quick-install hot-swappable LED blocksColor: Matt blackProtection rating: IP65, NEMA 4RoHS compliant
InstallationOrientation: AnyMounting: Vertical columns suspended from VDO Face 5 headersMax. suspended vertically from header: 10 panels (safety factor 10)Max. suspended vertically from header: 16 panels (safety factor 6)Max. suspended from panel clamp (any orientation): 1 panelWind pressure safety limit: Up to Beaufort Force 8Panel interlocking: Quick-lock mechanism
ConnectionsPower in: Neutrik PowerCON TRUE1Power thru: Neutrik PowerCON TRUE1Data in: Neutrik EtherCON Cat 6Data thru: Neutrik EtherCON Cat 6
ElectricalAC power: 100-240 V nominal, 50/60 HzPower supply unit: Integrated, auto-sensing multi-voltagePeak power consumption (approx., at full intensity, full white): 260 W per panel / 924 W per m²Typical power consumption (with typical video content): 87 W per panel / 309 W per m²Inrush current (half-cycle RMS): 7.9 A
ThermalCooling: ConvectionMaximum ambient temperature (Ta max.), max. intensity, full white: 45° C (113° F)Minimum ambient temperature (Ta min.): -20° C (-4° F)Typical heat dissipation (calculated, per panel with typical video content): 300 BTU/hr. per panel / 1060 BTU/hr. per m²
ApprovalsEU safety: EN 60950-1, EN 62311, EN 62471EU EMC: EN 55024, EN 55032, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3US safety: UL 60950-1US EMC: FCC Title 15, Subpart B, Class A, ANSI C63.4Canadian safety: CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1Canadian EMC: ICES-003 Class AAustralia/NZ: RCM
AccessoriesService accessoriesVDO Face Front Service Tool: P/N 91616067Installation hardwareVDO Face Panel Connection Plate incl. bolts: P/N 91616070Extra Eyebolt Kit for VDO Face Header: P/N 91608010VDO Face Panel Clamp: P/N 91616076VDO Face Curving Plates, 5°, set of 10: P/N 91616084VDO Face Curving Plates 10°, set of 10: P/N 91616085Data cableData Cable, Cat 6 EtherCON-EtherCON 0.45 m (1.4 ft.): P/N 91611781Data Cable, Cat 6 EtherCON-EtherCON 1.2 m (3.9 ft.): P/N 91611782Data Cable, Cat 6 EtherCON-EtherCON 5 m (16.4 ft.): P/N 91611783Data Connector, Cat 6 EtherCON: P/N 91611787Power cablePower Cable, H07RN-F Neutrik TRUE1-TRUE1 0.45 m (1.5 ft.): P/N 91611784Power Cable, H07RN-F Neutrik TRUE1-TRUE1 1.2 m (3.9 ft.): P/N 91611785Power Cable, H07RN-F Neutrik TRUE1-TRUE1 2.5 m (8.2 ft.): P/N 91611796Power Cable, H07RN-F Neutrik TRUE1-bare 1.5 m (4.9 ft.): P/N 91611797Power Cable, H07RN-F Neutrik TRUE1-bare 5 m (16.4 ft.): P/N 91611786Power connectorsCable Connector, Neutrik PowerCON TRUE1 NAC3MX-W (male):P/N 91611788Cable Connector, Neutrik PowerCON TRUE1 NAC3FX-W (female):P/N 91611789
Related ItemsP3-050 System Controller: P/N 90721090P3-100 System Controller: P/N 90721010P3-150 System Controller: P/N 90721015P3-200 System Controller: P/N 90721020P3-300 System Controller: P/N 90721060P3-PC System Controller: P/N 90721030P3-PC License Code: P/N 39808028P3 Fixture Adjuster License and Training: P/N 90721100
Spare PartsVDO Face 5 HC LED Block, Left: P/N 91616065VDO Face 5 HC LED Block, Right: P/N 91616066
Ordering InformationPanelsVDO Face 5 HC in cardboard box: P/N 90354670HeadersVDO Face Single Header in cardboard box: P/N 91616061VDO Face Double Header in cardboard box: P/N 91616062VDO Face Single Curving Header in cardboard box: P/N 91616083FlightcasesFlightcase for 6 x VDO Face Panels: P/N 91515038Flightcase for 6 x VDO Face Double Headers: P/N 91515040Flightcase Extender for 6 x VDO Face Double Headers: P/N 91515041


  Version Language Size Uploaded
VDO Face 5 HC Spec Sheet-English   en  5.65 MB Jul 09, 2018
VDO Face 5 - User Manual en  3.39 MB May 18, 2018
VDO Face 5 - Bedienungsanleitung de  7.16 MB May 18, 2018
VDO Face 5 - 2D Drawings en  5.24 MB May 18, 2018
3D Symbols
Vectorworks Symbols 2.6  en  66.4 MB May 01, 2019
CAD Drawings
VDO Face 5 - 3D Models en  22.6 MB May 18, 2018
VDO Face 5 - Product Verification and Reliability Report   704 KB May 18, 2018
VDO Face 5 - EU Declaration of Conformity   112 KB May 18, 2018
VDO Face 5 - ETL Authorization to Mark   129 KB May 18, 2018
VDO FACE 5 HB & VDO FACE 5 HC Firmware 1.2.1    878 KB Nov 07, 2017
Service Procedures
VDO Face 5 Maintenance Schedule en  39.6 KB May 18, 2018
Service Notes
VDO Face 5 - RCCB trips when connected in daisy chains en  118 KB May 18, 2018
VDO Face 5 - Edge compensation - Tech note en  966 KB May 18, 2018
VDO Face 5 - Flicker on P3 signal - Tech note en  487 KB May 18, 2018
VDO Face 5 - How to check firmware version - Tech note en  407 KB May 18, 2018
Software Bug P3 System Controller en  607 KB May 18, 2018

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