P3-PC System Controller

FREE PC-based P3 LED Video controller

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The P3-PC System Controller is a PC-based solution driving video and DMX controls into the entire Martin range of Creative LED products and P3-enabled MAC moving heads. It controls systems of up to 20.736 pixels, takes screen-capture input, video input from a Green Hippo media server (when installed on the same machine) and Art-Net input. P3-PC can also be used 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 P3-enabled fixtures.

  • Off-Line Editor for all P3 System Controllers
  • Stand-Alone P3 System Controller software for small setups
  • Compatible with all Martin Creative LED products and P3-enabled MAC moving heads
  • Integration with lighting controls (Art-Net) and automation systems

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Features

  • Completely free of charge – No license dongle required
  • 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 within the GUI (Graphical User interface)
  • Compatible with any standard PC running Windows
  • Most user-friendly LED Video processor on the market
  • Compatible with all Martin Creative LED products and P3-enabled MAC moving heads
  • Integration with lighting controls (Art-Net) and automation systems
  • 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
  • Connected fixtures can cross-fade or toggle in real-time between video-mapping and DMX (pixel-mapping) control

Specifications

  • 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

    Scaling (global and mixed pixel pitch) Gamma curve selection and adjustment Control of brightness, contrast and low light Real-time content remapping Real-time color temperature and color space control Real-time preview of video input and mapping canvas *See also P3 System Controller Capacity Info Note on Support & Downloads page

    DMX CONTROLS

    One line of DMX input* Up to 128 universes of Art-Net input* Control of intensity and colours Control of color temperature Merge video input with DMX controls towards fixtures Cross-fade or toggle between video and DMX controls Freeze, blackout or activate testpatterns on video engine Recall video presets (video settings, fixture positions and more) *See also P3 System Controller Capacity Info Note on Support & Downloads page

    MOTION CONTROLS

    One universe or DMX, Art-Net or Kinesys K2* Compatible with Kinesys K2, Tait Navigator and others Control fixture or group position on video canvas Control fixture or group rotation on video 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

    Installation

    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

Downloads

  Version Language Size Uploaded
Manuals
    Aug 21, 2020
P3 System Controllers – Kurzanleitung
de version G, updated: May 11, 2018
de  919 KB May 11, 2018
P3 System Controllers – Guide de Démarrage
fr version G, updated: May 11, 2018
fr  840 KB May 11, 2018
P3-PC System Controller Installation Guide
en version C, updated: Oct 23, 2020
en  1.55 MB Oct 23, 2020
P3 System Controllers - Keyboard Shortcuts
en version E, updated: Dec 12, 2020
en  187 KB Dec 12, 2020
P3 System Controllers - Capacity Info Note
en version K, updated: Dec 12, 2020
en  503 KB Dec 12, 2020
P3 System Controllers - DMX Protocol
en version 5.2.0, updated: Dec 12, 2020
5.2.0  en  663 KB Dec 12, 2020
P3 System Controllers - Quick Guide
en version G, updated: May 11, 2018
en  2.49 MB May 11, 2018
Symbols
Vectorworks Symbols
version 2.9, updated: Jan 08, 2021
2.9    373 MB Jan 08, 2021
Software
Martin P3 Content Package Rev. B Part 1 - H.264
version B, updated: Dec 15, 2020
  950 MB Dec 15, 2020
Martin P3 Content Package Rev. B Part 2 - H.264
version B, updated: Dec 15, 2020
  883 MB Dec 15, 2020
Martin P3 Content Package Rev. B Part 3 - H.264
version B, updated: Dec 15, 2020
  924 MB Dec 15, 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 5.2.0, updated: Dec 15, 2020
5.2.0     64.3 MB Dec 15, 2020
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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