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The VC-Strip family of narrow LED video strips is ideal for integration of video into stage and set designs, interiors, custom set elements and more. VC-Strips are fully pixel-level calibrated on brightness and colors for optimal uniformity and quality and are driven by Martin’s award-winning P3 System Controller family for smooth playback that outperforms any DMX-based system. VC-Strips are available in various lengths and can even be cut to required length on-site.   


  • 16/8 individually controllable pixels
  • 30 mm pixel pitch
  • 2750 nits of brightness 
  • High-quality 16-bit per color image processing technology
  • Pixel-level brightness and color calibration for optimal image quality
  • P3/DMX controllable (automatic protocol detection)
  • Intuitive mapping and addressing via P3 System Controller
  • Combined power/data input (single cable for power and data input)
  • Combined power/data thru (to daisy-chain up to 45 VC-Strip 30s)
  • Supported by integrated power and data processor (P3 PowerPort 1500) and simple cabling system
  • Length of VC-Strip can be customized on-site (simple cutting) to fit integration needs
  • Compatible with VC-Grid 30

Martin VC-Strip 16x1 30 RGB (sold in multiples of 10) VC-Strip 16x1 30 RGB

  • Physical

    ·  VC-Strip 32x1 15™:

    Length: 480 mm (18.9 in.) *
    Width: 19 mm (0.8 in.)
    Height: 15 mm (0.6 in.)
    Weight: 51 g (0.12 lbs.)

    ·  VC-Strip 16x1 15™:

    Length: 240 mm (9.5 in.) *
    Width: 19 mm (0.8 in.)
    Height: 15 mm (0.6 in.)
    Weight: 31 g (0.07 lbs.)

    ·  *Including 1 mm board-to-board gap

    Control and Programming

    ·  Control options: Martin P3 System Controller™ via Martin P3 PowerPort 1500™ and/or DMX

    ·  Control modes: Pixel and module

    ·  Control resolution: 16-bit (P3) or 8-bit (DMX) control of each color

    ·  Protocol detection: Automatic

    ·  Setting and addressing: P3 System Controller or RDM-compliant controller

    ·  DMX channels: Pixel mode 16x1 model = 48, 8x1 model = 24; Module mode (all models) = 3

    ·  Color and intensity calibration: Pixel-level

    ·  Firmware update: Via P3 System Controller

    ·  DMX compliance: USITT DMX512-A

    ·  RDM compliance: ANSI/ESTA E1.20

    Control/User Interface

    ·  Device status: Multi-color visual indication

    ·  Device test and reset: Pushbutton to call up local test patterns and reset device


    ·  Minimum LED lifetime: 50,000 hours (to >70% luminous output)*

    ·  *Figure obtained under manufacturer´s test conditions

    Photometric Data

    ·  Pixels: 16/8 per module

    ·  Luminous intensity, calibrated mode: 2750 Nit

    ·  Viewing angle: 120° x 120°

    ·  Preliminary data, figures are approximate.

    Video Processing

    ·  Brightness control
    Gamma correction and control
    Color temperature control
    Color gamut control
    Calibration processing


    ·  Base: Black FR4 circuit board

    ·  Protection rating: IP20

    ·  RoHS compliant


    ·  Mounting: Mounting holes in module

    ·  Orientation: Any

    ·  Maximum number of VC-Strip™ 16x1 30 modules per daisy-chain: 45

    ·  Maximum number of VC-Strip™ 8x1 30 modules per daisy-chain: 63


    ·  Power & data input: 4-pin Molex connector

    ·  Power & data thru: 4-pin Molex connector


    ·  Nominal input voltage: 48 VDC from Martin P3 PowerPort 1500™ or external PSU

    ·  Peak power consumption (at full intensity, full white): 16x1 model 8 W; 8x1 model 4 W

    ·  Typical power consumption (with typical video content): 16x1 model 3 W; 8x1 model 1.5 W

    ·  Figures for typical video content are indicative only and will vary. Power consumption figures include cable and assume a 50 m chain


    ·  Cooling: Convection

    ·  Maximum ambient temperature (Ta max.): 45° C

    ·  Minimum ambient temperature (Ta min.): -20° C

    ·  Peak heat dissipation (calculated, at full intensity, full white): 16x1 model 28 BTU/hr.; 8x1 model 14 BTU/hr.

    ·  Typical heat dissipation (calculated, with typical video content): 16x1 model 11 BTU/hr.; 8x1 model 5.5 BTU/hr.

    ·  Figures for typical video content are indicative only and will vary.


    ·  EU safety: EN 60950

    ·  EU EMC: EN 55022, EN 55024, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3

    ·  US safety: ANSI/UL 60950-1

    ·  Canadian safety: CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1

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