P3-300 System Controller

High capacity P3 LED Video controller

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The P3-300 System Controller combines the award-winning and intuitive P3 workflow with a brand new high-performance video processing engine. It can control the entire range of Martin LED Video products, ranging from traditional video panels to creative elements such as strips and dots. The P3-300 is equipped with a DVI input, a component video input and two SDI input ports (up to 3G). The output capacity of 2.000.000 pixels allows even more products to be driven from a single controller.

  • Powerful and ergonomic LED Video Controller
  • Compatible with all Martin LED video products (panels and creative products)
  • Integration with lighting controls (DMX, Art-NET) and automation systems


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  • Drives up to 2.000.000 pixels
  • Built-in scaler and mapper
  • DVI-D input up to 1920x1080
  • 2x 3G-SDI input up to 1920x1080
  • Analog video input up to 1920x1080
  • Dedicated bi-level and tri-level sync input for genlock
  • Built-in GUI (Graphical User Interface) including easy setup wizards
  • Real time visualization of the video mapping within the GUI (Graphical User interface)
  • Most user-friendly LED Video processor on the market
  • Compatible with all Martin LED Video products (panels and creative products)
  • Integration with lighting controls (DMX & Art-NET) and automation systems
  • All connected products report status and problems back to the controller for easy monitoring and maintenance
  • Showfiles compatible with all products within the P3 System Controller family (including the P3-PC offline editor)


  • Physical Width: 482 mm (19.0 in.) Height: 90 mm (3.5 in.) rackmount 2U Depth: 508 mm (20.0 in.) Weight: 9.0 kg (19.8 lbs.) Control/User Interface User interface : SXGA (1280 x 1024) or better monitor (VGA, DVI, HDMI or DP), USB keyboard, USB mouse Device status: Status indicator LEDs DVI Video Input

    Supports all resolutions up to 1920x1080
    Supports both RGB and YCbCr, progressive scan only

    Component Video Input

    Via DVI-I breakout cable (not supplied)
    Supports all resolutions up to 1920x1080
    Supports progressive and interlaced scan
    10-bit color sampling
    Supports composite NTSC/PAL/Secam, S-Video (Y/C) and component YPbPr w/Sync-on-G (Y)
    Supports tri-level sync

    SDI Video Input

    2 x SD-SDI 525/60 (NTSC) or 625/50 (PAL) per SMPTE 259M
    2 x HD-SDI 720p per SMPTE 296M or 1080i per SMPTE 292M
    1 x dual-link HD-SDI per SMPTE 372M
    2 x 3G-SDI per SMPTE 424M (compatible with level A and level B sync)

    Genlock Input Supports bi-level and tri-level sync Video Processing Controller pixel processing capacity: 2,080,000 pixels (expandable by adding P3-300s)* Controller fixture capacity: 2000 fixtures (expandable by adding P3-300s)* 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, DVI: 2 frames System latency, SDI/component progressive: 2 frames System latency, SDI/component interlaced: 3 frames Latency between first and last panel: None DMX 512 / Art-Net real-time controllable parameters:

    Up to 32 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 / 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 (328.1 ft.) between any 2 devices, extendable with Ethernet switch Maximum number of panels per line: 50, extendable with Ethernet switch
  • Construction Housing: Steel and aluminum Color: Matte black Protection rating: IP20 Installation Mounting: 19-inch rackmount (2U) or free-standing Connections Power input: IEC socket with integrated power switch P3 data in/out: 4 x etherCON socket Genlock in: 1 x BNC Genlock thru: 1 x BNC SDI video in: 2 x BNC SDI video thru: 2 x BNC DVI/component video in: DVI-I (component via BNC-to-DVI-A adapter cable, not supplied) DVI/component video thru: DVI-I DMX in: 5-pin locking XLR DMX thru: 5-pin locking XLR Management network: etherCON socket EtherDMX / motion network (Art-Net, Kinesys K2/Vector): etherCON socket Peripherals and USB memory devices: 4 x USB 2.0 ports User interface monitor: DisplayPort++ (compatible with adapters to DVI, HDMI and VGA, not supplied) Electrical AC power: 100-240 V nominal, 47-63 Hz Power supply unit: Integrated, universal multi-voltage Thermal Cooling: Forced air Maximum ambient temperature (Ta max.): 50° C (122° F) Minimum ambient temperature (Ta min.): 0° C (32° F) Total heat dissipation (calculated, +/- 10%): 685 BTU/hr. Approvals EU safety: EN 60950-1 EU EMC: EN 55022, EN 55024, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3, EN 6100-4-2, EN 6100-4-3, EN 6100-4-4, EN 6100-4-5, EN 6100-4-6, EN 6100-4-11 US safety: ANSI/UL 60950-1 Canadian safety: CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1 Included Items

    EU-type power cable with Schuko connector
    US-type power cable
    UK-type power cable

    Related Items Martin P3-050™ System Controller: P/N 90721090 Martin P3-100™ System Controller: P/N 90721010 Martin P3-200™ System Controller: P/N 90721020 Martin P3-PC™ License on One-Key™ USB stick: P/N 90721030 Martin P3-PC™ License only: P/N 39808028 Ordering Information Martin P3-300 System Controller: P/N 90721060


  Version Language Size Uploaded
P3-300 System Controller Spec Sheet-English   en  839 KB Jul 09, 2018
P3 System Controllers - Capacity Info Note en  410 KB Jul 01, 2019
P3 System Controllers – Training Videos       Aug 23, 2019
P3 System Controllers - Shortcuts en  152 KB May 11, 2018
P3-050, P3-150, P3-300 - Monitor Connection Guide en  118 KB May 22, 2018
P3 System Controllers - DMX Protocol 4.3.0  en  602 KB May 11, 2018
P3 System Controllers – Kurzanleitung de  919 KB May 11, 2018
P3 System Controllers - Quick Guide en  2.49 MB May 11, 2018
P3 System Controllers – Guide de Démarrage fr  840 KB May 11, 2018
3D Symbols
Vectorworks Symbols 2.7  en  251 MB Oct 08, 2019
P3-300 - ETL Listing Verification en  79.6 KB May 18, 2018
P3-300 - EU Declaration of Conformity en  44.3 KB May 18, 2018
P3 Fixture Adjuster One-Key Conversion 2016-05-30    514 KB May 18, 2018
P3-050/150/300 Software 5.0.0    51.2 MB Jul 01, 2019
P3-050/150/300 Recovery Wizard 5.0.0    51 MB Jul 01, 2019
Service Notes
Running P3 network in surge-sensitive environment en    May 22, 2018
Using EC-10 LED Video panels with P3-050/150/300 System Controller en    May 22, 2018
Using EC-20 LED Video panels with P3-050/150/300 System Controller en    May 22, 2018
Using P3 PowerPort 1500 with P3-05/150/300 System Controller en    May 22, 2018
VC-Grid/Strip products with P3 Software 3.1.1 or newer en    May 22, 2018
3D Partsfinder - Opening using Solid Works Composer Player   814 KB Oct 01, 2019

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