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Novastar N9 Seamless Switcher

With its industry-standard connectors, customizable settings, and comprehensive control options, the N9 empowers users to create captivating visual experiences for a wide range of applications. Whether it's a stage performance, conference, or large-scale event, the N9 delivers seamless and high-quality visuals, making it a valuable asset for professionals in the LED display industry.
Novastar N9 Seamless Switcher

Overview

The Novastar N9 Seamless Switcher is an advanced and versatile video processing solution that combines video processing, image mosaic capabilities, transition effects, and multi-screen display functionalities. With its innovative invisible layer editing process, the N9 delivers seamless image transmission to LED screens with just a single button press. Designed for a wide range of applications, including rental, stage control, media centers, conference sites, exhibitions, concerts, and command centers, the N9 offers unparalleled performance and ease of use.

Features

Industry-Standard Video Input Connectors

Equipped with nine industry-standard video input connectors, including two 4K source inputs, the N9 demonstrates powerful video signal receiving and processing capabilities. With support for up to nine input sources simultaneously, it accommodates various input configurations seamlessly. Additionally, the N9 boasts impressive input resolution support, allowing resolutions up to 4K×2K@60Hz. The presence of four DVI master outputs further enhances its flexibility, enabling loading capacities of up to 8K×1K or 4K×2K with a single unit.

Expanded Input Sources with VE7 Video Input Expander

For users requiring additional input sources, the N9 seamlessly integrates with the VE7 video input expander, expanding the input capabilities by an additional seven sources. This feature is particularly valuable for large-scale installations or events that demand extensive connectivity options, providing enhanced flexibility and scalability.

Effortless Mosaic Output with Four Pairs of DVI Connectors

The N9 facilitates impressive mosaic output with its four pairs of DVI connectors. Each pair of connectors outputs the same content, enabling versatile and synchronized mosaic arrangements. The N9 supports various mosaic layout options, including 4×1, 1×4, or 2×2, allowing for captivating visual displays. With a maximum loading capacity of 8,800,000 pixels and a maximum mosaic width or height of up to 8192 pixels, the N9 empowers users to create stunning and immersive visual experiences. Moreover, it supports both single-link and dual-link connectors for mosaic output, ensuring compatibility with a wide range of display configurations.

Multi-Layer Display with Advanced Capabilities

With support for up to seven layers, each capable of resolutions up to 4K×2K, the N9 provides unprecedented control over visual compositions. The layers can be positioned freely and offer cross-connector output, enabling seamless blending and layering of different visual elements. Users can leverage advanced layer manipulations such as keying, cloning, mirroring, and Z-order sorting to create captivating visual effects. Additionally, the N9 supports input source cropping, further enhancing its versatility in managing complex visual arrangements.

Customized Background Settings for Personalized Experiences

The N9 offers extensive customization options for backgrounds, allowing users to create personalized and immersive visual environments. It supports loading background images from the control computer or the C1 event controller, accommodating both pure color backgrounds and image backgrounds. Furthermore, users can capture any input source or Program (PGM) image, which can be utilized as a background image, providing limitless possibilities for creative expression.

Easy Operation with Presets and Multiple Control Options

Simplifying operation and streamlining workflows, the N9 incorporates 32 user presets that can be accessed with a single button press. This feature enables quick and consistent configurations for different events or scenarios. The N9 also offers multiple control options, including the N9 front panel, the V-Can smart control software, and the C1 event controller, catering to individual preferences and enhancing operational convenience.

Seamless Integration and Genlock Synchronization

The N9 seamlessly integrates with NovaStar’s C1 event controller and V-Can smart control software to provide a seamless and integrated user experience. This integration allows for richer screen mosaic effects and easier operation, giving users more control over their visual displays.

Efficient EDID Management

The N9 ensures optimal compatibility and performance by supporting EDID management for DVI, HDMI, and DP connectors. This feature enables the precise management of input resolutions, ensuring seamless communication between the N9 and connected devices. With efficient EDID management, users can confidently connect their video sources, knowing that the N9 will adapt and deliver the best possible output.

Impressive Display Control and Transition Effects

With the N9, users have extensive control over their visual presentations. The switcher offers various transition effects and duration settings, allowing for smooth and visually engaging transitions between content sources. Whether it’s a fade, dissolve, or other captivating effects, the N9 enhances the overall visual flow and adds a professional touch to any presentation or event.

Convenient HDMI Connector for Output Monitoring

Monitoring and control are made easy with the dedicated HDMI connector for output monitoring. Users can conveniently monitor all input sources, preview (PVW), and program (PGM) outputs on a single screen. This feature streamlines the monitoring process and enhances overall visual management, providing a comprehensive view of the output and ensuring a seamless visual experience.

Extended Connectivity with Auxiliary Outputs

The N9 provides two auxiliary outputs, expanding connectivity options for auxiliary display devices such as teleprompters. This feature allows users to connect additional screens or devices, further enhancing the versatility of the switcher and enabling dynamic multi-screen setups.

Flexible Operation Modes

To accommodate different user preferences and workflows, the N9 offers multiple operation modes. Users can choose to operate the switcher using the N9 front panel, the V-Can smart control software, or the C1 event controller. This flexibility ensures that users can work with their preferred control method, optimizing their efficiency and comfort during operation.

Precise Genlock Synchronization

The N9 offers genlock synchronization or synchronization with any input source, ensuring precise timing and synchronization of the output. This capability eliminates potential disruptions or discrepancies between different visual elements, guaranteeing a seamless and visually cohesive display. With genlock synchronization, users can confidently deliver high-quality visuals without worrying about timing inconsistencies.

Appearance

Front Panel

Front Panel of NovaStar N9 Screen Splicing Processor
Input source buttons

Indicate input source status or switch the layer input source. Status LEDs:

  • On: The input source is accessed and in
  • Dim: The input source is accessed but not in
  • Off: The input source is not accessed or abnormal.
LCD screenDisplay current device status, menus, submenus, and messages.
Knob
  • On the home screen, press the knob to enter the main menu
  • On the main 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, you can rotate the knob to adjust the parameters. Please note that after adjustment, you need to press the knob again to confirm the adjustment.
BACK buttonExit the current menu or cancel an operation.
TAKE buttonSend PVW to PGM with a transition effect.
TEST buttonAccess the test pattern menu.
Layer buttons

Open or close a layer, and indicate the layer status. Status LEDs:

  • On: The layer is
  • Flashing: The layer is being
  • Off: The layer is closed.
  • BKG: Open or close the BKG.
Preset buttonAccess the preset menu.
Fn buttonA custom function button

Rear Panel

Rear Panel of NovaStar N9 Screen Splicing Processor
Input
INPUT-1

1x DP 1.1

  • Up to 3840×1080@60Hz input resolution
  • For custom resolutions:

Max. width: 3840 pixels (3840×1211@60Hz) Max. height: 4000 pixels (1054×4000@60Hz)

  • HDCP 4 compliant
  • Does not support interlaced signal inputs.
INPUT-2 / INPUT-3

1x HDMI 1.3

  • Up to 1920×1200@60Hz input resolution
  • For custom resolutions:

Max. width: 2046 pixels (2046×1207@60Hz) Max. height: 2784 pixels (800×2784@60Hz)

  • HDCP 4 compliant
  • Does not support interlaced signal inputs.
INPUT-4 / INPUT-5 / INPUT-6 / INPUT-7

1x SL-DVI

  • Up to 1920×1200@60Hz input resolution
  • For custom resolutions:

Max. width: 2046 pixels (2046×1207@60Hz) Max. height: 2784 pixels (800×2784@60Hz)

  • HDCP 4 compliant
  • Does not support interlaced signal inputs.
INPUT-8

1x DP 1.2

  • Up to 3840×2160@60Hz/8192×1080@60Hz input resolution
  • For custom resolutions:

Max. width: 8192 pixels (8192×1080@60Hz) Max. height: 8192 pixels (1024×8192@60Hz)

  • HDCP 3 compliant
  • Does not support interlaced signal inputs.
INPUT-9

1x 3G-SDI IN

  • Supports ST-424 (3G) and ST-292 (HD).
  • Up to 1920×1080@60Hz input resolution
  • Supports interlaced signal inputs and deinterlacing
  • Does not support input resolution and bit depth settings. 1x SDI LOOP
  • Loop the 3G-SDI signal.
Output
DVI1-DL / DVI3-DL

2x DVI

DVI 1 and DVI 3 serve as the backup for each other. SL mode:

  • Up to 1920×1080@60Hz output resolution of each connector
  • For custom resolutions:

Max. width: 3840 pixels (3840×611@60Hz) Max. height: 3326 pixels (600×3326@60Hz)

DL mode:

  • Up to 3840×1080@60Hz output resolution of each connector
  • For custom resolutions:

Max. width: 7680 pixels (7680×603@60Hz) Max. height: 3597 pixels (1200×3597@60Hz)

DVI2 / DVI4

2x DVI

DVI 2 and DVI 4 serve as the backup for each other. SL mode:

  • Up to 1920×1080@60Hz output resolution of each connector
  • For custom resolutions:

Max. width: 3840 pixels (3840×611@60Hz) Max. height: 3840 pixels (600×3326@60Hz)

DL mode: The connectors are unavailable.

HDMI

1x HDMI 1.3

Monitor the N9 input sources, VE7 input sources, PVW and PGM.

AUX

2x HDMI 1.3

Connect to auxiliary display devices, such as teleprompters.

Control
ETHERNETCommunicate with the control PC or connect to the network.
USB
  • 1x USB 0 (Type-B): Connect to the control PC.
  • 1x USB 2.0 (Type-A): A reserved connector
IN-Genlock-LOOP

Connect a synchronization signal.

  • IN: Accept the sync
  • LOOP: Loop the sync signal.
OPT OUTPUT

4x OPT

Connect to the VE7 video input expander to offer 7 more input sources.

Applications

N9 works independently

Novastar N9 works independently

N9 works with V-Can/C1 and VE7

Novastar N9 works with V-Can C1 and VE7

Dimensions

Size: 482.6 mm ×139 mm ×411.5 mm

Dimensions Chart of NovaStar N9 Screen Splicing Processor

Specification / Datasheet

User Manual

Firmware

Frequently Asked Questions

The N9 supports industry-standard video input connectors, including 9 input sources with two 4K source inputs, ensuring powerful video signal receiving and processing capabilities.

Yes, the N9 offers 4 pairs of DVI connectors for mosaic output, allowing for flexible and dynamic mosaic layouts such as 4×1, 1×4, or 2×2, with a maximum loading capacity of up to 8,800,000 pixels.

The N9 supports up to 7 layers, each capable of displaying content up to 4K×2K resolution. With layer keying, cloning, mirroring, and Z-order sorting, users have complete control over their visual presentations.

Absolutely! The N9 allows for customized background settings, supporting the loading of BKG images from the control computer or C1 event controller. Users can also use pure color backgrounds or capture images from input sources or the PGM image.

The N9 provides convenient access to 32 user presets, allowing users to save and recall their preferred configurations at the push of a button, making future use effortless and time-saving.

Yes, the N9 supports multiple transition effects and provides users with the flexibility to set the duration of these effects. With a simple button press, users can achieve smooth and visually engaging transitions between content sources.

Absolutely! The N9 features an HDMI connector dedicated to output monitoring. Users can easily monitor all input sources, PVW, PGM, as well as display input resolution and frame rate, all on a single screen.

The N9 offers multiple operation modes, allowing users to choose between operating it via the front panel, the V-Can smart control software, or the C1 event controller, providing flexibility and convenience based on individual preferences.

The Novastar N9 supports the V-Can smart control software. V-Can is a powerful software solution that allows users to control and manage the N9 seamlessly.

The Novastar N9 seamless switcher supports a maximum screen loading capacity of up to 8K×1K or 4K×2K with a single unit, enabling high-resolution and immersive visual experiences on large LED screens.

The price of the Novastar N9 seamless switcher ranges from $5100 to $6000, offering customers a high-performance solution for their video processing and multi-screen display needs at a competitive price point.

Novastar N9 Seamless Switcher

With its industry-standard connectors, customizable settings, and comprehensive control options, the N9 empowers users to create captivating visual experiences for a wide range of applications. Whether it's a stage performance, conference, or large-scale event, the N9 delivers seamless and high-quality visuals, making it a valuable asset for professionals in the LED display industry.
Novastar N9 Seamless Switcher

Overview

The Novastar N9 Seamless Switcher is an advanced and versatile video processing solution that combines video processing, image mosaic capabilities, transition effects, and multi-screen display functionalities. With its innovative invisible layer editing process, the N9 delivers seamless image transmission to LED screens with just a single button press. Designed for a wide range of applications, including rental, stage control, media centers, conference sites, exhibitions, concerts, and command centers, the N9 offers unparalleled performance and ease of use.

Features

Industry-Standard Video Input Connectors

Equipped with nine industry-standard video input connectors, including two 4K source inputs, the N9 demonstrates powerful video signal receiving and processing capabilities. With support for up to nine input sources simultaneously, it accommodates various input configurations seamlessly. Additionally, the N9 boasts impressive input resolution support, allowing resolutions up to 4K×2K@60Hz. The presence of four DVI master outputs further enhances its flexibility, enabling loading capacities of up to 8K×1K or 4K×2K with a single unit.

Expanded Input Sources with VE7 Video Input Expander

For users requiring additional input sources, the N9 seamlessly integrates with the VE7 video input expander, expanding the input capabilities by an additional seven sources. This feature is particularly valuable for large-scale installations or events that demand extensive connectivity options, providing enhanced flexibility and scalability.

Effortless Mosaic Output with Four Pairs of DVI Connectors

The N9 facilitates impressive mosaic output with its four pairs of DVI connectors. Each pair of connectors outputs the same content, enabling versatile and synchronized mosaic arrangements. The N9 supports various mosaic layout options, including 4×1, 1×4, or 2×2, allowing for captivating visual displays. With a maximum loading capacity of 8,800,000 pixels and a maximum mosaic width or height of up to 8192 pixels, the N9 empowers users to create stunning and immersive visual experiences. Moreover, it supports both single-link and dual-link connectors for mosaic output, ensuring compatibility with a wide range of display configurations.

Multi-Layer Display with Advanced Capabilities

With support for up to seven layers, each capable of resolutions up to 4K×2K, the N9 provides unprecedented control over visual compositions. The layers can be positioned freely and offer cross-connector output, enabling seamless blending and layering of different visual elements. Users can leverage advanced layer manipulations such as keying, cloning, mirroring, and Z-order sorting to create captivating visual effects. Additionally, the N9 supports input source cropping, further enhancing its versatility in managing complex visual arrangements.

Customized Background Settings for Personalized Experiences

The N9 offers extensive customization options for backgrounds, allowing users to create personalized and immersive visual environments. It supports loading background images from the control computer or the C1 event controller, accommodating both pure color backgrounds and image backgrounds. Furthermore, users can capture any input source or Program (PGM) image, which can be utilized as a background image, providing limitless possibilities for creative expression.

Easy Operation with Presets and Multiple Control Options

Simplifying operation and streamlining workflows, the N9 incorporates 32 user presets that can be accessed with a single button press. This feature enables quick and consistent configurations for different events or scenarios. The N9 also offers multiple control options, including the N9 front panel, the V-Can smart control software, and the C1 event controller, catering to individual preferences and enhancing operational convenience.

Seamless Integration and Genlock Synchronization

The N9 seamlessly integrates with NovaStar’s C1 event controller and V-Can smart control software to provide a seamless and integrated user experience. This integration allows for richer screen mosaic effects and easier operation, giving users more control over their visual displays.

Efficient EDID Management

The N9 ensures optimal compatibility and performance by supporting EDID management for DVI, HDMI, and DP connectors. This feature enables the precise management of input resolutions, ensuring seamless communication between the N9 and connected devices. With efficient EDID management, users can confidently connect their video sources, knowing that the N9 will adapt and deliver the best possible output.

Impressive Display Control and Transition Effects

With the N9, users have extensive control over their visual presentations. The switcher offers various transition effects and duration settings, allowing for smooth and visually engaging transitions between content sources. Whether it’s a fade, dissolve, or other captivating effects, the N9 enhances the overall visual flow and adds a professional touch to any presentation or event.

Convenient HDMI Connector for Output Monitoring

Monitoring and control are made easy with the dedicated HDMI connector for output monitoring. Users can conveniently monitor all input sources, preview (PVW), and program (PGM) outputs on a single screen. This feature streamlines the monitoring process and enhances overall visual management, providing a comprehensive view of the output and ensuring a seamless visual experience.

Extended Connectivity with Auxiliary Outputs

The N9 provides two auxiliary outputs, expanding connectivity options for auxiliary display devices such as teleprompters. This feature allows users to connect additional screens or devices, further enhancing the versatility of the switcher and enabling dynamic multi-screen setups.

Flexible Operation Modes

To accommodate different user preferences and workflows, the N9 offers multiple operation modes. Users can choose to operate the switcher using the N9 front panel, the V-Can smart control software, or the C1 event controller. This flexibility ensures that users can work with their preferred control method, optimizing their efficiency and comfort during operation.

Precise Genlock Synchronization

The N9 offers genlock synchronization or synchronization with any input source, ensuring precise timing and synchronization of the output. This capability eliminates potential disruptions or discrepancies between different visual elements, guaranteeing a seamless and visually cohesive display. With genlock synchronization, users can confidently deliver high-quality visuals without worrying about timing inconsistencies.

Appearance

Front Panel

Front Panel of NovaStar N9 Screen Splicing Processor
Input source buttons

Indicate input source status or switch the layer input source. Status LEDs:

  • On: The input source is accessed and in
  • Dim: The input source is accessed but not in
  • Off: The input source is not accessed or abnormal.
LCD screenDisplay current device status, menus, submenus, and messages.
Knob
  • On the home screen, press the knob to enter the main menu
  • On the main 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, you can rotate the knob to adjust the parameters. Please note that after adjustment, you need to press the knob again to confirm the adjustment.
BACK buttonExit the current menu or cancel an operation.
TAKE buttonSend PVW to PGM with a transition effect.
TEST buttonAccess the test pattern menu.
Layer buttons

Open or close a layer, and indicate the layer status. Status LEDs:

  • On: The layer is
  • Flashing: The layer is being
  • Off: The layer is closed.
  • BKG: Open or close the BKG.
Preset buttonAccess the preset menu.
Fn buttonA custom function button

Rear Panel

Rear Panel of NovaStar N9 Screen Splicing Processor
Input
INPUT-1

1x DP 1.1

  • Up to 3840×1080@60Hz input resolution
  • For custom resolutions:

Max. width: 3840 pixels (3840×1211@60Hz) Max. height: 4000 pixels (1054×4000@60Hz)

  • HDCP 4 compliant
  • Does not support interlaced signal inputs.
INPUT-2 / INPUT-3

1x HDMI 1.3

  • Up to 1920×1200@60Hz input resolution
  • For custom resolutions:

Max. width: 2046 pixels (2046×1207@60Hz) Max. height: 2784 pixels (800×2784@60Hz)

  • HDCP 4 compliant
  • Does not support interlaced signal inputs.
INPUT-4 / INPUT-5 / INPUT-6 / INPUT-7

1x SL-DVI

  • Up to 1920×1200@60Hz input resolution
  • For custom resolutions:

Max. width: 2046 pixels (2046×1207@60Hz) Max. height: 2784 pixels (800×2784@60Hz)

  • HDCP 4 compliant
  • Does not support interlaced signal inputs.
INPUT-8

1x DP 1.2

  • Up to 3840×2160@60Hz/8192×1080@60Hz input resolution
  • For custom resolutions:

Max. width: 8192 pixels (8192×1080@60Hz) Max. height: 8192 pixels (1024×8192@60Hz)

  • HDCP 3 compliant
  • Does not support interlaced signal inputs.
INPUT-9

1x 3G-SDI IN

  • Supports ST-424 (3G) and ST-292 (HD).
  • Up to 1920×1080@60Hz input resolution
  • Supports interlaced signal inputs and deinterlacing
  • Does not support input resolution and bit depth settings. 1x SDI LOOP
  • Loop the 3G-SDI signal.
Output
DVI1-DL / DVI3-DL

2x DVI

DVI 1 and DVI 3 serve as the backup for each other. SL mode:

  • Up to 1920×1080@60Hz output resolution of each connector
  • For custom resolutions:

Max. width: 3840 pixels (3840×611@60Hz) Max. height: 3326 pixels (600×3326@60Hz)

DL mode:

  • Up to 3840×1080@60Hz output resolution of each connector
  • For custom resolutions:

Max. width: 7680 pixels (7680×603@60Hz) Max. height: 3597 pixels (1200×3597@60Hz)

DVI2 / DVI4

2x DVI

DVI 2 and DVI 4 serve as the backup for each other. SL mode:

  • Up to 1920×1080@60Hz output resolution of each connector
  • For custom resolutions:

Max. width: 3840 pixels (3840×611@60Hz) Max. height: 3840 pixels (600×3326@60Hz)

DL mode: The connectors are unavailable.

HDMI

1x HDMI 1.3

Monitor the N9 input sources, VE7 input sources, PVW and PGM.

AUX

2x HDMI 1.3

Connect to auxiliary display devices, such as teleprompters.

Control
ETHERNETCommunicate with the control PC or connect to the network.
USB
  • 1x USB 0 (Type-B): Connect to the control PC.
  • 1x USB 2.0 (Type-A): A reserved connector
IN-Genlock-LOOP

Connect a synchronization signal.

  • IN: Accept the sync
  • LOOP: Loop the sync signal.
OPT OUTPUT

4x OPT

Connect to the VE7 video input expander to offer 7 more input sources.

Applications

N9 works independently

Novastar N9 works independently

N9 works with V-Can/C1 and VE7

Novastar N9 works with V-Can C1 and VE7

Dimensions

Size: 482.6 mm ×139 mm ×411.5 mm

Dimensions Chart of NovaStar N9 Screen Splicing Processor

Specification / Datasheet

User Manual

Firmware

Frequently Asked Questions

The N9 supports industry-standard video input connectors, including 9 input sources with two 4K source inputs, ensuring powerful video signal receiving and processing capabilities.

Yes, the N9 offers 4 pairs of DVI connectors for mosaic output, allowing for flexible and dynamic mosaic layouts such as 4×1, 1×4, or 2×2, with a maximum loading capacity of up to 8,800,000 pixels.

The N9 supports up to 7 layers, each capable of displaying content up to 4K×2K resolution. With layer keying, cloning, mirroring, and Z-order sorting, users have complete control over their visual presentations.

Absolutely! The N9 allows for customized background settings, supporting the loading of BKG images from the control computer or C1 event controller. Users can also use pure color backgrounds or capture images from input sources or the PGM image.

The N9 provides convenient access to 32 user presets, allowing users to save and recall their preferred configurations at the push of a button, making future use effortless and time-saving.

Yes, the N9 supports multiple transition effects and provides users with the flexibility to set the duration of these effects. With a simple button press, users can achieve smooth and visually engaging transitions between content sources.

Absolutely! The N9 features an HDMI connector dedicated to output monitoring. Users can easily monitor all input sources, PVW, PGM, as well as display input resolution and frame rate, all on a single screen.

The N9 offers multiple operation modes, allowing users to choose between operating it via the front panel, the V-Can smart control software, or the C1 event controller, providing flexibility and convenience based on individual preferences.

The Novastar N9 supports the V-Can smart control software. V-Can is a powerful software solution that allows users to control and manage the N9 seamlessly.

The Novastar N9 seamless switcher supports a maximum screen loading capacity of up to 8K×1K or 4K×2K with a single unit, enabling high-resolution and immersive visual experiences on large LED screens.

The price of the Novastar N9 seamless switcher ranges from $5100 to $6000, offering customers a high-performance solution for their video processing and multi-screen display needs at a competitive price point.

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