P3-PC System Controller

PC-based P3 LED Video controller

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The P3-PC works as a PC-based P3 System Controller for smaller Martin LED display setups up to 20.736 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)


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


Complicated Mapping Made Easy with P3—P3 lifehack#4


P3 Directly from Green Hippo Media Server—P3 lifehack#5


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


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



  • 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


  • Control/User Interface PC hardware dependent Minimum System Requirements

    Computer running Windows XP, Vista 7, 8, 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
    USB 1.1 (or higher) port for Martin One-Key™
    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: 1000 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 DMX 512 / Art-Net real-time controllable parameters:

    Up to 4 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 / Vector / 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 between any 2 devices, extendable with Ethernet switch Maximum number of panels per line: 50, extendable with Ethernet switch
  • Installation Any standard PC running Windows Vista, XP, 7, 8, 8.1 or 10 (requires Martin One-Key™ USB stick with P3-PC License) Connections P3 signal output to fixtures via PC network port (Gigabit Ethernet) Included Items Martin One-Key™ with P3-PC™ license 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 Ordering Information Martin P3-PC License on One-Key™ USB stick: P/N 90721030 Martin P3-PC License only: P/N 39808028


  Version Language Size Uploaded
P3-PC System Controller Spec Sheet-English   en  154 KB Jul 09, 2018
P3 System Controllers – Guide de Démarrage fr  840 KB May 11, 2018
P3 System Controllers – Kurzanleitung de  919 KB May 11, 2018
P3 System Controllers – Training Videos       Aug 23, 2019
P3 System Controllers - Capacity Info Note en  410 KB Jul 01, 2019
P3 System Controllers - Quick Guide en  2.49 MB May 11, 2018
P3 System Controllers - DMX Protocol 4.3.0  en  602 KB May 11, 2018
P3-PC System Controller Installation Guide en  1.33 MB May 18, 2018
P3 System Controllers - Shortcuts en  152 KB May 11, 2018
3D Symbols
Vectorworks Symbols 2.7  en  251 MB Oct 08, 2019
P3 Fixture Adjuster One-Key Conversion 2016-05-30    514 KB May 18, 2018
P3-PC Software 5.0.0    56.4 MB Jul 01, 2019
Service Notes
VC-Grid/Strip products with P3 Software 3.1.1 or newer en    May 22, 2018
Running P3 network in surge-sensitive environment en    May 22, 2018

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