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Martin P3-050 System Controller Video Processor

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Martin P3-050 System Controller Video Processor

The P3-050 System Controller is a compact and affordable video processor for the entire range of Martin LED Video products, driving up to 100.000 pixels. Integration with lighting and automation controls is facilitated via the integrated DMX, Art-Net and Kinesys interfaces.

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


  • Drives up to 100.000 pixels
  • Built-in scaler and mapper
  • DVI-D input up to 1920x1080
  • 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)



  • Depth: 360 mm (14.2 in.)
  • Width: 482 mm (19.0 in.)
  • Height (rackmount 1U): 45 mm (1.8 in.)
  • Weight: 3.0 kg (6.7 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
  • Video Processing

  • Controller pixel processing capacity: 100 000 pixels (expandable by adding P3-050s)*
  • Controller fixture capacity: 2000 fixtures (expandable by adding P3-050s)*
  • 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
  • Latency between first and last panel: None
  • Image rotation
  • Scaling (global and mixed pixel pitch)
  • De-interlacing
  • 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
  • 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
  • Freeze
  • Blackout
  • 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
  • *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
  • Max. number of panels per line: 50, extendable with Ethernet switch
  • Construction

  • Housing: Steel and aluminum
  • Color: Matt black
  • Protection rating: IP20
  • Installation

  • Mounting: 19-inch rackmount (1U) or free-standing
  • Connections

  • Power input: IEC socket with integrated power switch
  • P3 data in/out: etherCON socket
  • DVI video in: DVI-D (via DVI-I connector)
  • Network (remote management, Art-Net and Kinesys K2/Vector): etherCON socke
  • DMX in: 5-pin locking XLR
  • DMX thru: 5-pin locking XLR
  • DVI video thru: DVI-D (via DVI-I connector)
  • 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, 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.
  • Included Items

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


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