At a glance.

4K UHD 12G-SDI openGear

openGear from Ross offers a broad portfolio of 4K UHD media processing and distribution modular products.


Gator features a native UHD processing core, featuring 12G-SDI interfaces. This allows high-density processing of UHD content on a compact modular card. When space and power are a premium, Gator offers unprecedented density for your signal processing needs in HD or UHD 4K.


The flexible architecture of GATOR allows for a broad selection of audio/video problem-solvers. Need a 12G-SDI Framesync? No problem. How about format conversion or standards conversion? Gator’s got you covered. Gator also includes a comprehensive toolset for video correction, HDR, plus audio correction and embedding, making it ideal for HD and UHD 4K infrastructures.

Rock Solid

With legendary Ross quality, Gator won’t let you down. It has been carefully designed to meet the performance and reliability requirements of today’s demanding broadcast plant. Gator fits into the rock-solid openGear chassis featuring redundant power and cooling to maximize your all-important uptime.


Gator is part of the industry-standard openGear ecosystem. Full control is available via DashBoard, allowing simple configuration, setup and alarm monitoring. Enhance your workflow by incorporating Gator processing into CustomPanels tailored to your specific application.

Living Live Community!

The platform offers a place for live production professionals to come together to share their experiences, solve problems, find answers to questions and discuss best practices.


This product can be used as part of the following
Smart Production Solutions:

Sports & Live Venue




Virtual Studio

House of Worship




Format Conversion

Up, down and cross conversion for HD and UHD 4K. Featuring advanced de-interlacing and motion-adaptive scaling for impactful results.

HDR Mapping

Seamlessly adapt between SDR, PQ, HLG and SLog3 workflows. Deal with 709 and 2020 wide-color gamut with ease.

Standards Conversion

Effective motion-adaptive frame-rate conversion in UHD and HD at a fraction of price of motion compensated converters.

Frame Sync

Keep your video in line. Handle asynchronous feeds and adjust timing.

Color Correction

Whether tuning for on-set monitors or correcting an incoming feed, proc amp and RGB color correction tools get your image looking right.


Easily mix and match 12G-SDI with legacy quad-link systems.

Audio Processing

Managing Audio is a critical part of any production workflow. Adjust Gain, phase, delay and channel shuffle.

Audio Embedding

Embed, de-embed (or both!) discrete AES into your HD or UHD signal, with your choice of 75Ω unbalanced or 110Ω balanced interfaces. Paired with Gator’s flexible audio processing and shuffling, you can tame your audio.


In addition to HD-SDI and 12G-SDI copper interfaces, Gator-Toolbox can also receive or send your signals over fiber for longer-reach runs. You can mix and match fiber, 12G-SDI, Quad 2SI or SQD to meet your signal interface needs.

Gator U

A place for online self-directed learning of Gator, 4K UHD Signal Conversion Problem Solver.


Solution Briefs

Gator Toolbox Solution Brief Download


GATOR-SYNC User Guide Download
GATOR-TOOLBOX User Guide Download
MC1-UHD User Guide Download


Software Upgrades
Gator Software Updates Download

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The first step is a consultation with a member of our sales team or one of our certified Ross resellers to discuss the specific needs of your organization. Next, we will look for a mutually convenient opportunity to coordinate a demo.