Gator Toolbox 4K UHD Signal Conversion Problem Solver

GATOR Toolbox

4K UHD Signal Conversion Problem Solver

All-in-one UHD up/down/cross, HDR conversion, standards conversion, frame synchronization for UHD workflows over 12G-SDI.

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Gator Toolbox is your easy-to-use and comprehensive UHD signal conversion problem solver in a modular openGear form factor. The Gator Toolbox delivers peace of mind, by addressing your signal conversion needs in broadcast, production, and live event workflows where low latency and quality UHD, HDR, & WCG are required. At its core, GATOR-TOOLBOX provides a high-quality motion-adaptive format converter with optional frame-rate standards conversion.

The Gator Toolbox is meant for the discerning audio/video production professional looking for quality, reliability and the confidence to be able to easily adapt any incoming signal to the needs of their broadcast, production, or live event UHD workflow. Intuitively control multiple Gator UHD Toolbox cards with a single Ultritouch system control and monitoring touch panel, available in a rackmount 2RU form factor.

Gator Toolbox is the business solution of choice because it offers UHD high-density processing at highly competitive price.

Gator Toolbox solves any-to-any conversion problems!

  • In mobile applications, confidently handle any signal with ease – Gator Toolbox welcomes the unexpected!
  • In ingest applications, a feed may come in as 720p50, SDR/BT.709, but the production is 2160p59.94, HDR/WCG
  • In transmission applications, down-convert from UHD to any format
  • For international feeds, easily provide format and standards conversion!
  • Intuitive control and monitoring via Dashboard™ and Ultritouch™ Smart Panel
  • Backed by legendary Ross Support

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High-density design – Up to 10 cards per oGx frame

  • HD / 3G / 12G-SDI In and out
  • Single link / SQD / 2SI in and out
  • 4 GPIO
  • Reference input
  • 12G Single-mode Fiber (optional)

Supported Video formats

  • 2160p @ 50/59.94
  • 1080p @ 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94
  • 1080i @ 50/59.94
  • 720p @ 50/59.94

Audio Processing

  • Audio processing support (sum, gain, mute, tone, src)
  • Full audio shuffle 128×128
  • Dolby® pass-through
  • AES Audio Embedding / De-embedding (optional)

Ancillary Data Processing

  • ST 352 VPID Insertion and override

High quality linear motion adaptive video processing

  • High quality Up / Down / Cross Conversion
    – Advanced motion-adaptive deinterlacing
    – Cadence detection
  • Optional linear frame-rate Standards Conversion
  • Frame synchronizer
  • Quad-link gearbox in + out 2SI, and SQD
  • HDR EOTF remapping (PQ / HLG / SLOG3 / SDR)
  • BT.709 / BT.2020 WCG conversion
  • RGB color correctors/Proc Amps
  • Test pattern generation


  • Full configuration, setup and monitoring via DashBoard™
  • Control via Ultritouch support
  • Presets support up to 8 configurations

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In this example, Gator Toolbox solves numerous problems integrating HD-SDI, 12G-SDI and Fiber interfaces for a remote UHD 4K sports broadcast. Additionally, it handles the complexities of HDR and WCG colorspaces with ease. The optional framerate converter provides the needed standards conversion to match the requirements of incoming and outgoing international feeds.

GATOR-TOOLBOX GATOR Single Channel UHD Toolbox includes:
Up/Down/Cross Conversion & de-interlacer
SDR/HDR conversion
RGB color correctors and proc amps
Audio processing and shuffle
Ttest pattern generation
HD and 3G-SDI video formats
Upgradable to UHD via software license.
GATOR-TOOLBOX-12G-LICENSE License adds UHD support to GATOR-TOOLBOX. Includes 12G-SDI, 2SI and SQD Quad 3G-SDI interface support.
GATOR-FRC-LICENSE Frame Rate Conversion software license for GATOR-TOOLBOX
Gator-2 4in / 4out SDI
No discrete audio
2 slots
View Rear Module
Gator-2F 5 SDI + Fiber
No discrete audio
2 slots
View Rear Module
Gator-4A 4in / 4out SDI
8 unbalanced AES
4 slots
View Rear Module
Gator-4B 4in / 4out SDI
8 balanced AES
4 slots
View Rear Module
Gator Manuals Download
Gator Toolbox Solution Brief Download


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.