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

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

Supported Video formats

  • 2160p @ 50/59.94
  • 1080p @ 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94
  • 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

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

In many applications such as ingest and flypacks, one needs to be ready to adapt to the various signal formats that unexpectedly appear at the input of an SDI signal chain. For example, a feed may come in as 720p50, but the production is 2160p59, or perhaps the signal needs to run a long distance from the truck to the flypack and so optical cabling is preferred. Similarly, some transmission chains require downconversion from UHD to an HD format, given the requirements of that service. The Gator UHD Toolbox is a comprehensive UHD signal conversion problem solver. Combined with Ultritouch, Gator UHD toolbox simplifies UHD video processing and brings ease-of-use to high density UHD video processing on modular architecture.

In a nutshell

  • What if you needed to convert between HD and UHD? Of course.
  • And if you needed to perform audio shuffle & proc? Easy!
  • Quad-link to/from 12G-SDI SQD or 2SI? No problem!!
  • Standards convert from 50Hz to 59.94Hz? YES!!!
  • Proc amps, color correction, region of interest, SDR/HDR and more!

No worries – Gator Toolbox solves any-to-any conversion problems!



All-in-one UHD up/down/cross, HDR conversion, keying and branding, frame synchronization for UHD workflows over 12G-SDI. This package comprised of Gator main board, Rear module and GATOR-TOOLBOX software license

Frame Rate Conversion software license for GATOR-TOOLBOX

* GATOR-2-SLOT are compatible with oGx frames only.
** GATOR-4-SLOT is supported by oGx and is compatible with oG3 frames.

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