P3-050/150/300 Software v4.0.0

Note: this is an old version. The current version is: P3-050/150/300 Software v5.3.2. ×

Last Updated: Nov 30


- P3 System Controller software 4.0.0 is only available for the P3-300 hardware; in release 4.0.2 we will support all hardware again (P3-100/200/300/PC)
- This release only supports LED Video Panels (EC-10, EC-20, LC and LC+); in release 4.0.1 we will support creative LED video products (via P3 PowerPort) again
- Please update EC-10 panels to firmware 3.0.0, using a P3-100/200/PC running 3.1.1, BEFORE connecting them to the P3-300
- Please update EC-20 panels to firmware 3.0.0, using a P3-100/200/PC running 3.1.1, BEFORE connecting them to the P3-300
- Please update P3 PowerPort 1500's to firmware 1.2.1, using a P3-100/200/PC running 3.1.1, BEFORE connecting them to the P3-300

New Features and Improvements:
- First P3 software release to support P3-300 hardware
- Update of user interface look
- VC-Grids, Strips and Dots now output alignment pattern when "Device Num" testpattern is activated (previously they were staying black)
- It is now possible to highlight a single dot on a VC-Dot string
- P3 PowerPort will now be highlighted in the Discovered Devices pane if one of it's connected fixtures is selected
- Strings of VC-Dots can now be "flipped" vertically and horizontally
- Single VC-Dots can be disabled to keep them black when not used in specific physical layout
- Pixel Count and Pixel Spacing of VC-Dot string already on the canvas can now be modified on the fly
- P3 System Controller (showfile) can now be locked with 4-digit password
- "Used Fixtures" indication
- "Active Pixels" indication
- Thermal Throttling function (automatically dim all fixtures or a group of fixtures if one of them gets too hot)
- Copy/Paste of fixture layouts between different showfiles (with re-use of Device Numbers or assignment of new Device Numbers)
- Quick Addressing Tool will ask for double confirmation before renumbering all fixtures
- P3-PC now supported under Windows 8 as well
- Canvas size can now be up to 1920x1200 pixels (P3-100/200/300/PC)
- Renumber tool now uses seperate ranges for Panels (1 and up), Creative LED Video Products (60.000 and up) and PowerPorts (65.000 and up)

Bug fixes:
- P3-200 now reports itself as P3-200 on EDID (was reporting itself as P3-100 before)
- Grouping remains active in Quick Addressing mode (fixed)
- Log list in Live View jumps up all the time (fixed)
- Rotated String of VC-Dots have strange xy position behavior (fixed)
- Background image scaler no longer limited to 1000mm
- Snap-to-fixtures less aggressive on small fixtures
- Move Following Pixels on vC-Dots now more strict when disabled
- Moving fixture which is part of a group has no effect (fixed)
- Can't type in "Next number" field while dragging a fixture (fixed)
- VC-Dot offset between Setup View and Video Input View (fixed)
- P3-PC Library not working in Windows which is not set to English (fixed)
- Video Offset X and Y limited to 500 and -500 (fixed)
- Next number field auto-incrementing too far (fixed)
- Unpin Fixture Properties Pane not working right away (fixed)
- Various minor bugfixes 

Known issues:
- No reliable support for creative LED Video products (VC-Grids, VC-Strips and VC-Dots)
- Internal webpage not working on P3-300 (will be fixed in 4.0.1)

Included Fixture Firmwares:
- LC Series: 2.0.4
- EC-20: 3.0.0
- EC-10: 3.0.0
- PowerPort Series: 1.2.1
- VC-Grid Series: 1.4.3
- VC-Dot Series and VC-Feeder Series: 1.2.2
- VC-Strip Series: 1.4.3

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