Live Event Solution

C1 + N9

How can the C1 + N9 streamline your stage control?

Stage Control,
The NovaStar Way

For stage control or TV studio applications, quick and stable control is a must . The C1+N9 is the perfect solution to meet the needs of this type of application. The N9 acts as a switcher, splicer and processor, while the C1 console handles the stage control. With a dual-screen design, the C1 removes the necessity of complex and slow software operation, allowing you to effortlessly control the stage.
 
The dual-screen design of the C1 makes operation as simple as possible. The left screen allows monitoring of MVR, and the right screen allows touch control. The C1 can control both the N9 and the J6, allowing for flexibility and more total control of your stage.

The N9 supports seven 4K x 2K layers +1BKG. Output redundancy with 4 main and 4 backups allows for stability. Two AUX outputs make it easy to use a teleprompter, and 32 user presets keep your workflow as nimble as possible. 9 inputs are onboard, and can be expanded to 16 with the use of extra equipment.
 
Let’s take a quick look at how a standard C1+N9 solution works. Input sources go into the N9, while layer control, switching, and input sources are all controlled by the C1 console. MRV allows you to monitor and preview (PVW and PGM) the input sources and main display. The final image is then shown on the main display, while 2 auxiliary outputs also allow for the use of secondary displays or teleprompters.

FEATURES

01

Real 4K for breathtaking visuals

  • Supports 16 video source inputs, up to 5×4K outputs
  • Supports up to 4K×2K@60Hz
  • 4 DVI outputs, loading capacity up to 8K×1K
  • 3 AUX outputs can be used for teleprompter

02

Simplified operation
for maximum effiency

  • Supports 32 user presets, accessible at the push of a button
  • Supports numerical input for parameters
  • Visual interface for easy operation
  • The C1 has a dual-LCD touchscreen design, with one screen for monitoring, and the other for touch control

03

Amazing picture,
allowing ultimate creativity

  • Support for 7 layers in any location
  • Supports capture of 8 HD screenshots
  • Supports 1024 steps of fade-in and fade-out
  • Supports crop, duplicate, mirror

04

Advanced design for reliability
and stability

  • Redundant backup outputs, support for Dual-link mode
  • MVR output allows global monitoring for all inputs and outputs
  • Premium grade T-Bar, seamless swithch

N9

Multi-layer Seamless Switcher
Real 4K for breathtaking pixel to pixel display
  • 9 input sources, including two 4K source inputs.
  • 4 DVI master outputs, for up to 8K×1K or 4K×2K loading capacity with a single unit.
Multiple Layers for creative arrangements
  • Support for 7 layers in any location, each up to 4K×2K. 
Fully featured for ultimate efficiency
  • 2 AUX outputs can be used for teleprompter. Fade in/out switching effects.
  • Supports 32 user presets, easily accessible with the push of a button.
Dual-Redundancy for ultimate stability
  • Redundant backup outputs (supports single or dual link mode).
  • MVR output allows total monitoring for worry-free operation.

C1

Video Control Console
User-friendly dual touchscreen design
  • Left screen allows real-time PVW and PGM monitoring.
  • Right screen allows touch operation for ultimate control over inputs, outputs, and display.
Simple operation
  • Supports numerical input for parameters.
  • Support for numerous hotkeys to simplify workflow.
  • Supports presets for multiple users, switchable with the press of a button.
Advanced design for a streamlined workflow
  • Sleek and powerful design.
  • Clear and intuitive layout for simplified operation.
  • Aviation-style T-bar for free switching.

J6

Multi-layer Seamless Switcher
Dual-mode
  • Switcher and splicer modes for ultimate flexibility
Splicer mode
  • 4 Main outputs, with support for 4K×2K processing. Can realize larger size pixel to pixel display without scaling using media server. 
Switcher mode
  • 2 Main outputs with support for 4K×1K processing. 
  • Support capture each input sources and PGM as a BKG, A total of 6 BKGs can be supported. 
  • Support for real-time monitoring with PVW and PGM. Support fade in & fade out switching effects.
Abundant layers
  • Support for 6 layers, each up to 4K×2K. Crossing 
  • Multiple outputs will not limit number of layers.
Secure and stable
  • Dual-Redundancy for ultimate stability
  • Redundant backup outputs (supports single or dual link mode).
Stunning image quality
  • 8 input sources, including one 4K×1K source inputs

C1

Event Controller

C1, a console specially designed for NovaStar’s terminal video processing products, such as J series, is mainly used for live stage control.

The C1 is designed with two LCD screens. One is used for previewing input sources. The other, together with buttons on the panel, is used to configure the layer size, layer position, input source, output resolution, layer border and input source cropping under each preset.

The C1 is also designed with a joystick and T-Bar. The joystick is used to precisely adjust the size and position of layers. The T-Bar supports adjustment of 1024 levels of layer transparency, finely controlling the transition effects of presets and PVW, PGM for switching.

Thanks to the cool lighted buttons, highly sensitive joystick and T-Bar, plus the two LCD screens, the C1 is extremely easy to operate, making live stage control most convenient.

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  • Support two LCD screens, one for monitoring, and the other touch screen for operating. During operating, users can view on one of the LCD screens the input source status, preview status and status of output on LED display, so that the overall situation is under control.
  • Supports control of NovaStar video splicing processors.
  • Supports screen mosaic, easy mosaic, output image quality adjustment, BKG settings, EDID settings, test patterns, and switching from normal display to blackout with one button press.
  • Supports up to 32 presets.
  • Supports preset copying, use of preset templates, preset customizing, saving of custom presets, preset data cleanup, lockup of preset area on C1 operation panel.
  • Supports up to 8 × layers, and 1 × BKG.
  • Supports configurations of shape layers and layer mask.
  • Supports layer adding with one button press, layer cleanup with one button press, and moving a layer to the front or back with one button press.
  • Supports layer editing, layer image quality adjustment, layer border settings, and layer freezing.
  • Supports settings of the layer size and position through the joystick and buttons.
  • Supports Aux configuration.
  • Supports input source cropping.
  • Supports 13 layer transition effects and settings of transition duration.
  • Supports adjustment of the joystick’s sensitivity.
  • Supports manual adjustment of the fade transition effect of layers by using the T-Bar.
  • Supports remote or live control of terminal video processors through RJ45.

Port and button description

Port and ButtonQuantityDescription
Ethernet (RJ45)1A port to remotely control the terminal through network
USB1Used to update program, or connect to the upper computer
U-DISK1Connects to a USB drive to import USB files.
Monitor1l IN: An HDMI preview connector that connects to the HDMI preview connector of a terminal l LOOP: An HDMI loop output connector which can display the preview display of a terminal on other display devices.
RS2321A control connector that connects to the upper computer
Reset button1A pinhole reset button used to reset and restart the C1

Overall specifications

Input powerAC 100~240V, 50/60Hz
Power consumption50 W
Operating temperature0°C–50°C
Storage temperature-20°C–60°C
Humidity0%–95% RH
Dimensions541.46 mm × 649.90 mm × 204.46 mm
Weight14 kg

N9

Seamless Switcher

The N9 is a high-performance seamless switcher that integrates video processing, screen mosaic, transition effects and multi-screen display capabilities. With powerful video signal receiving and processing abilities, the N9 supports up to 4K×2K@60Hz video input. Using high-performance video processing technologies, it is capable of processing and outputting ultra-high quality images. The N9 supports 9 video inputs, 7 layers and up to 4 group of DVI connectors for mosaic output. A single N9 unit can load an up to 8KK screen, and multiple N9 units can be cascaded for output.

The N9 can work with NovaStar’s C1 event controller and brand-new V-Can smart control software, to realize richer screen mosaic effects and easier operation.

Thanks to the powerful capabilities of receiving and processing a variety of video signals, the N9 can be widely used in various scenarios, such as intermediate and high-end rental, stage control, media centers, big conference sites, exhibition sites and concert control centers.

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Compatible with industry-standard video input connectors in the market
  • DP 1.2 connector: 3840×2160@60Hz
  • DP 1.1 connector: 3840×2160@30Hz
  • HDMI 1.3 connectaor: 1920×1080@60Hz
  • DVI connector: 1920×1080@60Hz
  • 3G-SDI connector: 1920×1080@60Hz
4 groups (2 connectors in each group) of DVI connectors for mosaic output

Each group includes a main connector and a backup connector. A maximum of 4 connectors can be used for mosaic output. The mosaic layout can be 4×1, 1×4 or 2×2. The maximum loading capacity can reach 8,800,000 pixels and the maximum mosaic width can be up to 8192 pixels.

Supports 4 single-link connectors or 2 dual-link connectors for mosaic output.

Multiple layer display
  • Up to 7 layers supported at the same time. Max. resolution of each layer can be up to 4K×2K. Cross connector output is supported.
  • Layer cloning, layer mirroring and Z-order layer sorting are supported.
Customized BKG settings

You can load an image file from the control computer or C1 event controller, or you can also capture an input source image displayed on the screen as the BKG image.

Input source cropping supported
Easy mosaic and custom mosaic
EDID management supported

Supports input resolution management for DVI, HDMI and DP connectors.

Display control and transition effects
  • Allows you to black out or freeze the screen by simply clicking one button.
  • Supports setting of transition effect and effect duration.
HDMI connector for output monitoring
  • Supports monitoring of all input sources, PVW and PGM.
  • Supports displaying of input resolution and frame rate.
2 × Aux output
32 × preset

A total of 32 user presets can be created and saved as templates which can be used directly and conveniently.

Multiple operation modes

You can operate the N9 via its front panel, the V-Can smart control software or C1 event controller.

Genlock synchronization or synchronization with any input source, achieving output vertical synchronization

Input

INPUT-1DP 1.1 connector Supports 3840×2160@30Hz video source input (downward compatible) and custom resolutions.
INPUT-2HDMI 1.3 connectors Support 1920×1080@60Hz video source input, any input resolution that conforms to VESA standard and custom resolutions.
INPUT-3
INPUT-4DVI connectors Supports 1920×1080@60Hz video source input (downward compatible), any input resolution that conforms to VESA standard and custom resolutions.
INPUT-5
INPUT-6
INPUT-7
INPUT-8DP 1.2 connector Supports 3840×2160@30Hz video source input (downward compatible) and custom resolutions.
INPUT-93G-SDI connector Supports 1920×1080@60Hz video source input (downward compatible). Supports de-interlacing processing.
SDI LOOP for SDI signal loop output

Output

HDMIHDMI output connector, capable of monitoring 9 input sources, PVW and PGM
DVI1-DL/PGM1DVI 1 output If the output mode is set to dual link, this connector is DuallinkOut1.
DVI2/PGM2DVI 2 output If the output mode is set to dual link, this connector is invalid.
DVI3-DL/PVW1DVI 3 output If the output mode is set to dual link, this connector is DuallinkOut2.
DVI4/PVW2DVI 4 output If the output mode is set to dual link, this connector is invalid.
HDMI1/HDMI22 Aux output connectors

Control

ETHERNET (RJ45)A control connector
USB (Type-B)For the connection with control computer
USB (Type-A)For cascading N9 units
IN–Genlock– LOOPFor synchronizing cascaded devices
OPT OUTPUT4 optical fiber connectors for controlling the VE7 video input expander
Power
AC100V-240V~ 50/60HzAC power connector

J6

Seamless Switcher

The J6 is a NovaStar high-performance seamless switcher that integrates video processing, screen mosaic, transition effects and multi-screen display capabilities. The J6 offers powerful video signal receiving and processing abilities, and supports up to 8 inputs with the resolutions up to 4K×2K@30Hz and 6 windows. Besides, this product supports two system modes: Splicer and Switcher. When it is in Splicer mode, a maximum of 4 DVI output connectors can be used together for output, which can realize an up to 8KK loading capacity of each J6 unit. When it is in Switcher mode, a maximum of 2 DVI output connectors can be used together for output, which can realize an up to 4KK loading capacity of each J6 unit.

Based on powerful FPGA platform, the J6 supports input and output EDID management and color adjustment, seamless transition of a variety of input sources, as well as fade and other transition effects, bringing you a more flexible and rich visual experience.

What’s more, the J6 is equipped with NovaStar V-Can smart control software and C1 event controller, allowing for a rich screen mosaic effect via V-Can, C1 or front panel operations. With excellent image quality, ultra-large loading capacity and flexible operation modes, the J6 can be widely used in conference reports, exhibition centers, stage control and other application scenarios.

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Compatible with industry-standard video input connectors in the market
  • DVI connector: 1920×1080@60Hz input
  • HDMI 1.3 connector: 1920×1080@60Hz input
  • 3G-SDI connector: 1920×1080@60Hz input
  • DP 1.1 connector: 4K×2K@30Hz input
  • HDMI 1.4 connector: 4K×2K@30Hz input
 
4 groups (2 connectors in each group) of DVI output connectors of a single J6 unit for mosaic output

Each group includes a main connector and a backup connector. A maximum of 4 connectors can be used for mosaic output. The mosaic layout can be 4×1, 1×4 or 2×2. The maximum loading capacity can reach 9,200,000 pixels and the maximum mosaic width can be up to 15360 pixels.

 
Dual system modes

The J6 supports both Splicer and Switcher modes, which can meet different application requirements.

 
Multiple window display

The J6 supports up to six 4K×2K windows with random layout. Each window supports cross connector output.

 
HDMI connector for output monitoring
  • Supports monitoring of a single input source, PVW or PGM.
  • Supports monitoring of all input sources, PVW and PGM.
  • Supports displaying of input resolution and refresh rate.
 
Display control function

Allows you to black out or freeze the screen by simply clicking one button.

 
EDID management

Supports input resolution management for DVI, HDMI and DP connectors.

 
Transition effects

In Splicer mode, the J6 supports setting of transition effect for source switching.

In Switcher mode, the J6 supports setting of Take effect and effect duration.

 
AUX

In Switcher mode, the J6 supports AUX setting.

 
BKG capturing

The J6 supports capturing of input source and PGM, and the captured image can be used as BKG.

 
BKG settings

The J6 supports both image BKG and pure color BKG. You can save at most 6 BKG images.

 
Input color, window color and output color adjustable
 
Preset management

You can create at most 10 custom presets and load the preset simply by clicking one button.

 
Window template management

The J6 is built-in with 7 window templates. You can load one of the window templates to quickly lay out the windows.

 
Multiple operation modes

You can operate the J6 via its front panel, the V-Can smart control software or C1 event controller.

 
Visualized color LCD screen and distinct button indicators on front panel, simplifying system control operations

Connector

InputDVIInput resolution up to 1920×1200@60Hz and downward compatible HDCP 1.4
3G-SDIInput resolution up to 1920×1080@60Hz and downward compatible 3G-SDI loop output
HDMI1.3Input resolution up to 1920×1080@60Hz and downward compatible HDCP 1.4
DP1.1Input resolution up to 4K×2K@30Hz and downward compatible HDCP 1.3
HDMI1.4Input resolution up to 4K×2K@30Hz and downward compatible HDCP 1.4
OutputDVI4 groups (2 connectors in each group) of DVI output connectors can be used for mosaic output. Each group includes a main connector and a backup connector.
HDMIA monitoring connector
ControlEthernetCommunicate with PC or connect to the network.
USB (Type-B)Connect to the PC for device control.
USB (Type-A)A reserved connector

Connector performance

Common input and output resolutions
  • DVI
  • HDMI1.3
800×600@50/60/75/85Hz 1024×768@48/50/60/75/85Hz 1152×864@75Hz 1280×720@48/50/60Hz 1280×768@48/50/60/75Hz 1280×800@50/60Hz 1280×960@50/60/85Hz 1280×1024@48/50/60/75/85Hz 1360×768@60Hz 1364×1024@48/50/85Hz1366×768@50/60Hz 1366×800@50/60Hz 1400×1050@48/50/60/75Hz 1440×900@60/75/85Hz 1600×900@48/50/60Hz 1600×1200@48/50/60Hz 1680×1050@60Hz 1792×1280@60Hz 1920×1080@30/48/50/60Hz 1920×1200@50/60Hz
  • DP1.1
  • HDMI1.4
800×600@50/60/75/85Hz 1024×768@48/50/60/75/85Hz 1152×864@75Hz 1280×720@48/50/60Hz 1280×768@48/50/60/75Hz 1280×800@50/60Hz 1280×960@50/60/85Hz 1280×1024@48/50/60/75/85Hz 1360×768@60Hz 1364×1024@48/50/85Hz 1400×1050@48/50/60/75Hz 1440×900@60/75/85Hz 1600×900@48/50/60Hz 1600×1200@48/50/60Hz1680×1050@60Hz 1792×1280@60Hz 1920×1080@30/48/50/60Hz 1920×1200@50/60Hz 2048×1080@30/48/50/60Hz 2048×1152@30Hz 2304×1152@60Hz 2048×1152@60Hz 2560×1080@50/60Hz 2560×1400@50/60Hz 2560×1600@50/60Hz 3840×1080@30/50/60Hz 3840×2160@30Hz
3G-SDI480i, 576i 1280×720p@24/25/30/50/60Hz 1920×1080p@24/25/30/50/60Hz

Electrical specifications

Power connectorAC100V~240V 50/60Hz。
Power consumption50W

Operating environment

Operating temperature0℃~60℃
Storage temperature-20℃~60℃

Physical specifications

Dimensions482.6mm×379.5mm×94.7mm
Weight3810g

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