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Novastar J6 Screen Splicing Processor

Unlock the power of seamless screen splicing with the J6. This innovative device combines advanced video processing, flexible control options, and stunning visual effects to deliver an immersive display experience that captivates audiences.
Novastar J6 Screen Splicing Processor

Overview

The Novastar J6 Screen Splicing Processor is an advanced and feature-rich seamless switcher that combines cutting-edge video processing, screen mosaic capabilities, transition effects, and multi-screen display functionalities. With the integration of NovaStar’s intelligent control software V-Can and C1 event controller, the J6 offers unparalleled versatility in creating captivating screen mosaic effects through user-friendly operations. Designed to deliver exceptional image quality, ultra-large loading capacity, and flexible operation modes, the J6 is the ultimate solution for demanding applications in conference reports, exhibition centers, stage control, and more.

Features

Industry-Standard Input Connectors

The J6 stands out with its industry-standard input connectors, enabling robust video signal receiving and processing. Supporting up to 8 inputs with resolutions of up to 4K×2K@30Hz, it offers an extensive range of connectivity options. With DVI, HDMI, 3G-SDI, and DP connectors, the J6 effortlessly accommodates various input sources, ensuring seamless integration with existing setups.

Flexible Mosaic Output

With its exceptional mosaic capabilities, the J6 provides unparalleled flexibility for creating visually stunning displays. Featuring 4 groups of DVI output connectors, including main and backup connectors, the J6 supports seamless mosaic output in multiple configurations such as 4×1, 1×4, and 2×2. With a remarkable maximum loading capacity of 9,200,000 pixels and a mosaic width of up to 15360 pixels, the J6 empowers users to realize their creative vision on large-scale screens with impressive precision and impact.

Dual System Modes

The J6 offers versatile system modes to cater to diverse application requirements. In Splicer mode, users can leverage up to 4 DVI output connectors simultaneously, unlocking an astonishing loading capacity of up to 8KK per J6 unit. Switching to Switcher mode allows for seamless switching between up to 2 DVI output connectors, supporting a loading capacity of up to 4KK per J6 unit. This dual system mode capability ensures adaptability and efficiency in managing different display setups.

Multi-Layer Display

The J6 empowers users with extensive multi-layer display capabilities. Supporting up to 6x 4K×2K layers that can be freely positioned and cross-connector output, users have the flexibility to create complex visual compositions. With customizable layer border settings, users can precisely define layer boundaries, allowing for the seamless integration of different visual elements and enhancing the overall visual experience.

HDMI Monitoring

Equipped with a dedicated HDMI connector for monitoring, the J6 simplifies the monitoring process and offers convenient options for display management. Users can monitor single input sources, PVW (preview), PGM (program), or a mixed display of all input sources, PVW, and PGM. Additionally, the J6 provides real-time information on input resolution and refresh rate, ensuring accurate monitoring and control over the displayed content.

Ease of Control

The J6 is designed with user-friendly control features that streamline system operations. With the ability to fade the screen to black or freeze the screen with a single button press, users have effortless control over the visual presentation. The J6 also supports EDID management, transition effects, BKG (background) capturing, adjustable input and output colors, preset management, and layer layout management. These features simplify the configuration process and empower users to achieve seamless, professional-grade visual displays.

Flexible Operation Modes

Offering multiple operation modes, the J6 ensures maximum convenience and adaptability for users. Whether through the front panel, the smart control software V-Can, or the C1 event controller, users can easily control and manage the J6 to suit their specific needs. The front panel provides direct and intuitive control, while the V-Can software offers a comprehensive and user-friendly interface for remote operation. Additionally, the C1 event controller enables centralized control of multiple J6 units, facilitating efficient management of complex display setups.

Enhanced Visual Experience

Built on a powerful FPGA platform, the J6 delivers a superior visual experience with its advanced features. The input and output EDID management ensures optimal compatibility and seamless integration with a variety of input sources. Users can fine-tune the color settings for inputs, layers, and outputs, allowing for precise color calibration and vibrant visuals. The J6 supports seamless transition effects in Splicer mode, offering smooth and engaging visual transitions. In Switcher mode, users can customize Take effects and control the duration of transitions, providing dynamic and visually captivating presentations.

Preset Management

The J6 simplifies display configuration with its preset management functionality. Users can create up to 10 presets, storing specific configurations for quick and convenient recall. With a single button press, users can load a preset, instantly configuring the J6 to the desired display settings. This feature significantly reduces setup time and enhances efficiency in various application scenarios.

Layer Layout Management

To further streamline the design process, the J6 incorporates built-in layer layouts. With 7 pre-defined layer layouts, users can easily select and load a layout that suits their display requirements. This feature simplifies the layer arrangement process, allowing users to quickly establish complex multi-layer compositions without the need for extensive manual configuration.

AUX Functionality

In Switcher mode, the J6 includes support for the AUX (auxiliary) function, expanding its capabilities for advanced display setups. The AUX function enables users to add supplementary content or secondary displays, enhancing the overall visual presentation. This feature is particularly useful in applications where additional information, branding elements, or secondary content need to be displayed simultaneously.

Intuitive Front Panel and Clear Indicators

The J6 features an intuitive front panel design with a clear LCD screen and button indicators. The LCD screen provides visual feedback and status information, while the button indicators offer a straightforward and efficient means of system control. Users can easily navigate through the menu options, monitor the system status, and execute commands with confidence and ease.

Appearance

Front Panel

Front Panel of NovaStar J6 Screen Splicing Processor
ON/OFF button
  • Press ON to power on the device.
  • Press OFF to power off the device.
Layer buttons Open or close a layer, and show the layer status. Status LEDs:
  • On: The layer is open, and the input source is accessed
  • Dim: The layer is open, but the input source is
  • Off: The layer is not
  • Flashing: The layer is being
Hold down the layer button for 2s or longer to close the opened layer.
Input source buttons Switch the layer input source and show the input source status. Status LEDs:
  • On: The input source is accessed and in normal
  • Dim: The input source is accessed but not in
  • Off: The input source is not accessed or the source signal is abnormal.
LCD screen Display the device menus, submenus, and messages.
Knob
  • On the home screen, press the knob to enter the operation menu
  • On the operation menu screen, rotate the knob to select a menu item, and press the knob to confirm the selection or enter the submenu.
  • When a menu item with parameters is selected, rotate the knob to adjust the parameters. Please note that after adjustment, you need to press the knob again to confirm the adjustment.
Freeze button Freeze or unfreeze the output image. Status LEDs:
  • On: The freeze function is
  • Off: The freeze function is disabled.
ESC button Press the button to exit the current menu or cancel the operation.
Function buttons
  • PRESET: Enter the preset
  • BKG: Enable or disable the BKG
  • FTB/TEST: Press the button to make the screen fade to black and press the button again to exit the FTB mode. Hold down the button for 2s or longer to enter the test pattern menu.
  • FN/TAKE: The function of this button varies in different system modes (Splicer and Switcher).
−  In Splicer mode, press the button to enter the menu of the function that has been customized for the Fn button. Hold down the button to enter the FN settings menu. −  In Switcher mode, press the button to send PVW to PGM.

Rear Panel

Rear Panel of NovaStar J6 Screen Splicing Processor
Input
INPUT-A (DP 1.1)Input resolution up to 3840×2160@30Hz and custom EDID supported
HDCP 1.3 compliant
Interchangeable with HDMI 1.4 input card (Input resolution up to 3840×2160@30Hz and custom EDID supported, HDCP 1.4 compliant)
Does not support interlaced signal inputs.
INPUT-B (3G-SDI)Input resolution up to 1920×1080@60Hz
Loop through function
Interlaced signal processing supported
Does not support input resolution and bit depth settings.
INPUT-C (HDMI 1.3)Input resolution up to 1920×1080@60Hz and custom EDID supported
HDCP 1.4 compliant
Interlaced signal processing supported
Interchangeable with DVI or 3G-SDI input card
INPUT-D (DVI)Input resolution up to 1920×1080@60Hz, other VESA standard resolutions, and custom EDID supported
HDCP 1.4 compliant
Interchangeable with HDMI 1.3 or 3G-SDI input card
Does not support interlaced signal inputs.
INPUT-E (DVI)Input resolution up to 1920×1080@60Hz, other VESA standard resolutions, and custom EDID supported
HDCP 1.4 compliant
Interchangeable with HDMI 1.3 or 3G-SDI input card
Does not support interlaced signal inputs.
INPUT-F

The J6 has two default versions.

  • Version I: INPUT-G is DP 1.1 input card that supports up to 3840×2160@30Hz video source input and custom When it is changed to HDMI 1.4 input card, the INPUT-F is unavailable.

Version II: INPUT-F and INPUT-G are DVI input cards that support up to 1920×1080@60Hz and other VESA-standard compliant video source inputs and custom EDID. The two connectors both can be changed to HDMI 1.3 or 3G-SDI input cards.

INPUT-G (DP 1.1 / DVI) 
INPUT-H (3G-SDI)

Input resolution up to 1920×1080@60Hz Loop through function

Interlaced signal processing supported

Output
8×DVI

4 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.

The J6 supports dual-link DVI output mode. When the output is set to dual-link mode, DVI 1 and DVI 3 are used as output connectors, while DVI 2 and DVI 4 are unavailable.

In Splicer mode, DVI 3 can be used for AUX.

1×MONITORAn HDMI connector dedicated to monitoring all input sources, a single input source, PVW, and PGM.
Control
1×ETHERNETCommunicate with the control PC or connect to the network.
1×USB (Type-B)Connect to the control PC for device control.
1×USB (Type-A)A reserved connector.

Applications

The J6 supports dual system modes: Splicer and Switcher.

Connections for Splicer mode

Splicer mode of NovaStar J6

Connections for Switcher mode

Switcher mode of NovaStar J6

Dimensions

Size: 482.6mm x 379.5mm x 95.5mm

Dimensions Chart of NovaStar J6 Screen Splicing Processor

Specification / Datasheet

User Manual

Firmware

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, the J6 is designed to support industry-standard input connectors and can handle high-resolution video inputs up to 4K×2K@30Hz, ensuring excellent image quality for your display.

The J6 offers up to 8 inputs, including DVI, HDMI, 3G-SDI, and DP connectors, allowing for versatile connectivity and seamless integration with various video sources.

The J6 provides 4 groups of DVI output connectors for mosaic output, with a maximum loading capacity of 9,200,000 pixels. This allows for stunning and expansive mosaic displays.

Yes, the J6 supports both Splicer and Switcher modes. In Splicer mode, multiple DVI output connectors can be used together, offering an up to 8KK loading capacity per unit. In Switcher mode, up to 2 DVI output connectors can be used together, providing a maximum 4KK loading capacity per unit.

Absolutely. The J6 supports up to 6x 4K×2K layers that can be freely positioned and cross-connector output. Additionally, layer border settings are available, allowing for precise layer management and customization.

Yes, the J6 allows for the creation of up to 10 presets, which can be easily loaded with a single button press. This feature simplifies the configuration process and enables quick recall of specific settings.

Yes, the J6 offers multiple operation modes to suit your preference. It can be controlled using its intuitive front panel, NovaStar’s smart control software V-Can, or the C1 event controller, providing flexibility and convenience in system control.

The J6 offers a range of control options to suit your preferences. You can control the device through its intuitive front panel interface, the advanced smart control software V-Can, or the versatile C1 event controller, providing you with flexible and convenient control over your display system.

The Novastar J6 supports the smart control software V-Can, which provides advanced control capabilities and seamless integration with the device.

The J6 is competitively priced within the range of $2700 to $3700, offering exceptional value for its high-performance features, advanced functionality, and reliable screen splicing capabilities.

Novastar J6 Screen Splicing Processor

Unlock the power of seamless screen splicing with the J6. This innovative device combines advanced video processing, flexible control options, and stunning visual effects to deliver an immersive display experience that captivates audiences.
Novastar J6 Screen Splicing Processor

Overview

The Novastar J6 Screen Splicing Processor is an advanced and feature-rich seamless switcher that combines cutting-edge video processing, screen mosaic capabilities, transition effects, and multi-screen display functionalities. With the integration of NovaStar’s intelligent control software V-Can and C1 event controller, the J6 offers unparalleled versatility in creating captivating screen mosaic effects through user-friendly operations. Designed to deliver exceptional image quality, ultra-large loading capacity, and flexible operation modes, the J6 is the ultimate solution for demanding applications in conference reports, exhibition centers, stage control, and more.

Features

Industry-Standard Input Connectors

The J6 stands out with its industry-standard input connectors, enabling robust video signal receiving and processing. Supporting up to 8 inputs with resolutions of up to 4K×2K@30Hz, it offers an extensive range of connectivity options. With DVI, HDMI, 3G-SDI, and DP connectors, the J6 effortlessly accommodates various input sources, ensuring seamless integration with existing setups.

Flexible Mosaic Output

With its exceptional mosaic capabilities, the J6 provides unparalleled flexibility for creating visually stunning displays. Featuring 4 groups of DVI output connectors, including main and backup connectors, the J6 supports seamless mosaic output in multiple configurations such as 4×1, 1×4, and 2×2. With a remarkable maximum loading capacity of 9,200,000 pixels and a mosaic width of up to 15360 pixels, the J6 empowers users to realize their creative vision on large-scale screens with impressive precision and impact.

Dual System Modes

The J6 offers versatile system modes to cater to diverse application requirements. In Splicer mode, users can leverage up to 4 DVI output connectors simultaneously, unlocking an astonishing loading capacity of up to 8KK per J6 unit. Switching to Switcher mode allows for seamless switching between up to 2 DVI output connectors, supporting a loading capacity of up to 4KK per J6 unit. This dual system mode capability ensures adaptability and efficiency in managing different display setups.

Multi-Layer Display

The J6 empowers users with extensive multi-layer display capabilities. Supporting up to 6x 4K×2K layers that can be freely positioned and cross-connector output, users have the flexibility to create complex visual compositions. With customizable layer border settings, users can precisely define layer boundaries, allowing for the seamless integration of different visual elements and enhancing the overall visual experience.

HDMI Monitoring

Equipped with a dedicated HDMI connector for monitoring, the J6 simplifies the monitoring process and offers convenient options for display management. Users can monitor single input sources, PVW (preview), PGM (program), or a mixed display of all input sources, PVW, and PGM. Additionally, the J6 provides real-time information on input resolution and refresh rate, ensuring accurate monitoring and control over the displayed content.

Ease of Control

The J6 is designed with user-friendly control features that streamline system operations. With the ability to fade the screen to black or freeze the screen with a single button press, users have effortless control over the visual presentation. The J6 also supports EDID management, transition effects, BKG (background) capturing, adjustable input and output colors, preset management, and layer layout management. These features simplify the configuration process and empower users to achieve seamless, professional-grade visual displays.

Flexible Operation Modes

Offering multiple operation modes, the J6 ensures maximum convenience and adaptability for users. Whether through the front panel, the smart control software V-Can, or the C1 event controller, users can easily control and manage the J6 to suit their specific needs. The front panel provides direct and intuitive control, while the V-Can software offers a comprehensive and user-friendly interface for remote operation. Additionally, the C1 event controller enables centralized control of multiple J6 units, facilitating efficient management of complex display setups.

Enhanced Visual Experience

Built on a powerful FPGA platform, the J6 delivers a superior visual experience with its advanced features. The input and output EDID management ensures optimal compatibility and seamless integration with a variety of input sources. Users can fine-tune the color settings for inputs, layers, and outputs, allowing for precise color calibration and vibrant visuals. The J6 supports seamless transition effects in Splicer mode, offering smooth and engaging visual transitions. In Switcher mode, users can customize Take effects and control the duration of transitions, providing dynamic and visually captivating presentations.

Preset Management

The J6 simplifies display configuration with its preset management functionality. Users can create up to 10 presets, storing specific configurations for quick and convenient recall. With a single button press, users can load a preset, instantly configuring the J6 to the desired display settings. This feature significantly reduces setup time and enhances efficiency in various application scenarios.

Layer Layout Management

To further streamline the design process, the J6 incorporates built-in layer layouts. With 7 pre-defined layer layouts, users can easily select and load a layout that suits their display requirements. This feature simplifies the layer arrangement process, allowing users to quickly establish complex multi-layer compositions without the need for extensive manual configuration.

AUX Functionality

In Switcher mode, the J6 includes support for the AUX (auxiliary) function, expanding its capabilities for advanced display setups. The AUX function enables users to add supplementary content or secondary displays, enhancing the overall visual presentation. This feature is particularly useful in applications where additional information, branding elements, or secondary content need to be displayed simultaneously.

Intuitive Front Panel and Clear Indicators

The J6 features an intuitive front panel design with a clear LCD screen and button indicators. The LCD screen provides visual feedback and status information, while the button indicators offer a straightforward and efficient means of system control. Users can easily navigate through the menu options, monitor the system status, and execute commands with confidence and ease.

Appearance

Front Panel

Front Panel of NovaStar J6 Screen Splicing Processor
ON/OFF button
  • Press ON to power on the device.
  • Press OFF to power off the device.
Layer buttons Open or close a layer, and show the layer status. Status LEDs:
  • On: The layer is open, and the input source is accessed
  • Dim: The layer is open, but the input source is
  • Off: The layer is not
  • Flashing: The layer is being
Hold down the layer button for 2s or longer to close the opened layer.
Input source buttons Switch the layer input source and show the input source status. Status LEDs:
  • On: The input source is accessed and in normal
  • Dim: The input source is accessed but not in
  • Off: The input source is not accessed or the source signal is abnormal.
LCD screen Display the device menus, submenus, and messages.
Knob
  • On the home screen, press the knob to enter the operation menu
  • On the operation menu screen, rotate the knob to select a menu item, and press the knob to confirm the selection or enter the submenu.
  • When a menu item with parameters is selected, rotate the knob to adjust the parameters. Please note that after adjustment, you need to press the knob again to confirm the adjustment.
Freeze button Freeze or unfreeze the output image. Status LEDs:
  • On: The freeze function is
  • Off: The freeze function is disabled.
ESC button Press the button to exit the current menu or cancel the operation.
Function buttons
  • PRESET: Enter the preset
  • BKG: Enable or disable the BKG
  • FTB/TEST: Press the button to make the screen fade to black and press the button again to exit the FTB mode. Hold down the button for 2s or longer to enter the test pattern menu.
  • FN/TAKE: The function of this button varies in different system modes (Splicer and Switcher).
−  In Splicer mode, press the button to enter the menu of the function that has been customized for the Fn button. Hold down the button to enter the FN settings menu. −  In Switcher mode, press the button to send PVW to PGM.

Rear Panel

Rear Panel of NovaStar J6 Screen Splicing Processor
Input
INPUT-A (DP 1.1)Input resolution up to 3840×2160@30Hz and custom EDID supported
HDCP 1.3 compliant
Interchangeable with HDMI 1.4 input card (Input resolution up to 3840×2160@30Hz and custom EDID supported, HDCP 1.4 compliant)
Does not support interlaced signal inputs.
INPUT-B (3G-SDI)Input resolution up to 1920×1080@60Hz
Loop through function
Interlaced signal processing supported
Does not support input resolution and bit depth settings.
INPUT-C (HDMI 1.3)Input resolution up to 1920×1080@60Hz and custom EDID supported
HDCP 1.4 compliant
Interlaced signal processing supported
Interchangeable with DVI or 3G-SDI input card
INPUT-D (DVI)Input resolution up to 1920×1080@60Hz, other VESA standard resolutions, and custom EDID supported
HDCP 1.4 compliant
Interchangeable with HDMI 1.3 or 3G-SDI input card
Does not support interlaced signal inputs.
INPUT-E (DVI)Input resolution up to 1920×1080@60Hz, other VESA standard resolutions, and custom EDID supported
HDCP 1.4 compliant
Interchangeable with HDMI 1.3 or 3G-SDI input card
Does not support interlaced signal inputs.
INPUT-F

The J6 has two default versions.

  • Version I: INPUT-G is DP 1.1 input card that supports up to 3840×2160@30Hz video source input and custom When it is changed to HDMI 1.4 input card, the INPUT-F is unavailable.

Version II: INPUT-F and INPUT-G are DVI input cards that support up to 1920×1080@60Hz and other VESA-standard compliant video source inputs and custom EDID. The two connectors both can be changed to HDMI 1.3 or 3G-SDI input cards.

INPUT-G (DP 1.1 / DVI) 
INPUT-H (3G-SDI)

Input resolution up to 1920×1080@60Hz Loop through function

Interlaced signal processing supported

Output
8×DVI

4 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.

The J6 supports dual-link DVI output mode. When the output is set to dual-link mode, DVI 1 and DVI 3 are used as output connectors, while DVI 2 and DVI 4 are unavailable.

In Splicer mode, DVI 3 can be used for AUX.

1×MONITORAn HDMI connector dedicated to monitoring all input sources, a single input source, PVW, and PGM.
Control
1×ETHERNETCommunicate with the control PC or connect to the network.
1×USB (Type-B)Connect to the control PC for device control.
1×USB (Type-A)A reserved connector.

Applications

The J6 supports dual system modes: Splicer and Switcher.

Connections for Splicer mode

Splicer mode of NovaStar J6

Connections for Switcher mode

Switcher mode of NovaStar J6

Dimensions

Size: 482.6mm x 379.5mm x 95.5mm

Dimensions Chart of NovaStar J6 Screen Splicing Processor

Specification / Datasheet

User Manual

Firmware

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, the J6 is designed to support industry-standard input connectors and can handle high-resolution video inputs up to 4K×2K@30Hz, ensuring excellent image quality for your display.

The J6 offers up to 8 inputs, including DVI, HDMI, 3G-SDI, and DP connectors, allowing for versatile connectivity and seamless integration with various video sources.

The J6 provides 4 groups of DVI output connectors for mosaic output, with a maximum loading capacity of 9,200,000 pixels. This allows for stunning and expansive mosaic displays.

Yes, the J6 supports both Splicer and Switcher modes. In Splicer mode, multiple DVI output connectors can be used together, offering an up to 8KK loading capacity per unit. In Switcher mode, up to 2 DVI output connectors can be used together, providing a maximum 4KK loading capacity per unit.

Absolutely. The J6 supports up to 6x 4K×2K layers that can be freely positioned and cross-connector output. Additionally, layer border settings are available, allowing for precise layer management and customization.

Yes, the J6 allows for the creation of up to 10 presets, which can be easily loaded with a single button press. This feature simplifies the configuration process and enables quick recall of specific settings.

Yes, the J6 offers multiple operation modes to suit your preference. It can be controlled using its intuitive front panel, NovaStar’s smart control software V-Can, or the C1 event controller, providing flexibility and convenience in system control.

The J6 offers a range of control options to suit your preferences. You can control the device through its intuitive front panel interface, the advanced smart control software V-Can, or the versatile C1 event controller, providing you with flexible and convenient control over your display system.

The Novastar J6 supports the smart control software V-Can, which provides advanced control capabilities and seamless integration with the device.

The J6 is competitively priced within the range of $2700 to $3700, offering exceptional value for its high-performance features, advanced functionality, and reliable screen splicing capabilities.

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