Martin P3 System Controller Available in PC Version
Posted on Thursday, August 25th, 2011
Martin Professional’s award-winning P3 system controller for LED video screen processing is now available in a PC-based version.
The P3-PC is an inexpensive yet full-featured software-only version that can control up to 20,000 pixels using the Ethernet port of the PC it is running on.
This addition to the Martin family of P3 system controllers packs three functions into a single software package:
• A PC-based P3 System Controller for smaller Martin LED video setups containing up to 20,000 pixels (P3-PC License on Martin One-Key required).
• An offline editor for the P3-100 and P3-200 system controllers to preprogram setups anywhere on your own PC or laptop. Save and copy shows to the P3-100/200 using a USB stick (no license required; free-of-charge).
• A tool to address/test/upload firmware LED video setups on site before the P3-100/200 arrives on location (no license required; free-of-charge).
The P3-PC software can be downloaded for free from the Martin Professional website. Media playback is performed by the PC itself using any media player application including QuickTime, Windows Media Player or VLC (Media playback requires an inexpensive Martin One-Key license.)
P3 System Controllers feature scaling and de-interlacing with a minimum of latency, unrestricted mapping of any screen element, real-time control of all screen parameters including brightness and mapping, robust video data distribution via Gigabit Ethernet, and an intuitive user interface. The P3-100 and P3-200 allow full integration with lighting control via DMX512. Users can treat LED screens like lighting instruments with direct cue-by-cue control of brightness, image rotation and position, color temperature and more. For applications requiring integration with motion control, the P3-100 and P3-200 also work with the Kinesys K2 motion control system to automatically adapt LED panel positioning in real time.