Red's Overpriced "Mini Mag" Cards - The Real Story

  • Published: 17 July 2019
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    Red Digital Cinema has come under fire recently over allegations that their Mini-Mag storage cards are just cheap commodity SSDs in a fancy enclosure. As it turns out, there's some truth to these assertions, but the situation is not quite as simple as it's made out to be. Let's unwrap it.

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Comments • 7 109

  • DUST35
    DUST35  15 hours back

    11:40 😆

    • Ein Violettes Einhorn
      Ein Violettes Einhorn  15 hours back

      Fuck Red, and get Black. ;) Blackmagic is the thing I use. You can put every (!) media u want in their cameras.. SD, C-fast, or use USB Type C and connect whatever you want. And with the SSD Recorder (conntected over 6G-SDI) you can use every 2,5" SSD you can find... get rid of that red crap.. :P

      • sbn025
        sbn025  17 hours back

        then stop using red!

        • Matej Velican
          Matej Velican  1 days back

          Guys can you imagine having a 100k$ camers and still making videos in ONLY 30fps? I guess this turd channel can...

          • jason miller
            jason miller  1 days back

            12:04 i saw ain't slick. droppy linus drops more tech....

            • Алексей Гриднев

              Yeah... i wish a CEO of this company (and many others as well) goes to jail for decades and pays billions in fines for misleading advertisement. Unfortunately, that almost never happens to the super rich.

              • 0vab :D
                0vab :D  3 days back

                70k, viral

                • Fotografieren mit

                  wait so i just buy the cheapest to get case and adapter and fit in a larger module?

                  • Fotografieren mit

                    its the RDX idea in an new format

                    • Moksss unfunny
                      Moksss unfunny  4 days back

                      please dont say yall ever again

                      • Phillip Zod Friedberg
                        Phillip Zod Friedberg  4 days back

                        I once had an old Sony Ericsson. Its battery was made in China but finished in Hungary, so to say there should be no need to sugarcoat where the product was made. Quality is quality no matter where its origin may be.

                        • Ian Killingsley
                          Ian Killingsley  4 days back

                          I switched to BlackMagic years ago. But owning the Red gets you jobs.

                          • Ruben Garcia Jr
                            Ruben Garcia Jr  1 weeks back

                            I see RED has been disliking this video

                            • Cameron Stevens
                              Cameron Stevens  1 weeks back

                              Love your channel, and your passion for this. RED is a premium product and when high-brow claims are made that their media is special erodes the trust and value of the brand. It's a shame.

                              • Wool Verigne
                                Wool Verigne  1 weeks back

                                12:03 Fuck that thing.

                                • Leadfoot2112
                                  Leadfoot2112  1 weeks back

                                  ok ok call me a cheapskate but if it costs 6500 for a camera Red better send down some blowjobby models for me to film and learn the system

                                  • Arka Chanda
                                    Arka Chanda  2 weeks back

                                    People doesn't really take you seriously. 😂😂

                                    • Alex Fiala
                                      Alex Fiala  2 weeks back

                                      I'm sorry Linus, but Red's markup on these is nonsense. I don't care if they're being called out by a competitor. It's just shady bullshit to charge so much for an f'ing ssd, especially when they market it as "super special extra cool".

                                      • Chad Stambaugh
                                        Chad Stambaugh  2 weeks back

                                        All hardware today is a commodity. People and businesses buy the solution it provides, not the hardware.

                                        • technoway
                                          technoway  2 weeks back

                                          This is one of my favorite YouTube channels. I'm an electrical engineer, but today, these people know more about modern hardware than I do, and I come here to learn.
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                                          • Jtzkb
                                            Jtzkb  2 weeks back

                                            Today on Linus Tech Tea

                                            • Beyond Gravity FPV
                                              Beyond Gravity FPV  2 weeks back

                                              Don't know if there is a competition to red out there but with these policies if another player comes around people will jump ships In no time.

                                              • Billy Wang
                                                Billy Wang  2 weeks back

                                                Is this angry Linus ?

                                                • Monty Thibault
                                                  Monty Thibault  2 weeks back

                                                  "Spent millions of dollars on storage R&D"
                                                  Millions are necessary to do anything in large corporations, even the simple enclosure and the little proprietary pin connector.

                                                  • Monty Thibault
                                                    Monty Thibault  2 weeks back

                                                    Not a big fan of these "corporate callout" videos. Of course RED has fat profit margins and proprietary hardware; that should be obvious.

                                                    • Daniel Beavers
                                                      Daniel Beavers  2 weeks back

                                                      So red is doing what Apple does and ripping people off and makeing the machine only recognize its products. These companies are ran like cults

                                                      • Zoe Mendez
                                                        Zoe Mendez  2 weeks back

                                                        This kinda reminds of the the PSP and their proprietary, expensive storage.
                                                        Instead of an SD card, its a Sony Memory Stick that doesn't really offer any benefits.
                                                        One of the reasons the PSP line failed.

                                                        • Khav
                                                          Khav  7 days back

                                                          its sony. but that's not a good example. look at the Vita, which flopped due to the proprietary storage cards. Memory Sticks have been used in camcorders from Sony as well so it wasn't an absolute fail for the PSP.

                                                      • Duncan Whitted
                                                        Duncan Whitted  2 weeks back

                                                        Gotta love it whenever you've been complaining about a problem for years and everyone just now catches on

                                                        • rufioh
                                                          rufioh  2 weeks back

                                                          Remember when corridor made a video saying you were wrong about RED a couple of years ago. That video aged bad and it seems the edited a bit out about the SSDs

                                                          • DJ Alex Parker
                                                            DJ Alex Parker  2 weeks back

                                                            red is basically apple for cameras

                                                            • Remilia
                                                              Remilia  2 weeks back

                                                              red is the apple of cameras

                                                              • Joseph Smock
                                                                Joseph Smock  2 weeks back

                                                                the true genius that brings viewers here in the first place in FULL FORCE

                                                                • F Squanchy
                                                                  F Squanchy  2 weeks back

                                                                  Got, I'll keep all this in mind when I am looking to purchase a 50 thousand dollar camera.

                                                                  • Roset03
                                                                    Roset03  2 weeks back

                                                                    8:38 Judo throw!

                                                                    12:03 Judo Chop!!

                                                                    • Zycklacon
                                                                      Zycklacon  3 weeks back

                                                                      I don’t know what any of this means

                                                                      • Марк Шагал
                                                                        Марк Шагал  3 weeks back

                                                                        It was so strange to me, to realize that most people didn't know that. So RED killed a dragon and became a dragon. Sad story. For RED.

                                                                        • Fellzer
                                                                          Fellzer  3 weeks back

                                                                          As a barely accredited film school graduate, RED cameras are the best because they are expensive. That's just science.

                                                                          • TheGameMakeGuy
                                                                            TheGameMakeGuy  3 weeks back

                                                                            Wow the only thing special about their firmware is about refusing third-party product's damn what a great move they don't deserve any defending for bullshitting everyone by selling shit at a trillion times what it's actually worth just like apple fuckin brand's they always suck ass

                                                                            • Bleezy Monkey
                                                                              Bleezy Monkey  3 weeks back

                                                                              getting a simple aliminium, puttingyour brand on it, and sell it 5 billion time more than it worth. reminds me an another company

                                                                              • Nick Gwinner
                                                                                Nick Gwinner  3 weeks back

                                                                                **makes video featuring product you shouldn't buy** "consider checking out where to buy the stuff we featured-"

                                                                                • Peter Marshall
                                                                                  Peter Marshall  3 weeks back

                                                                                  You skipped step 3

                                                                                  • Sometimes Cynical
                                                                                    Sometimes Cynical  3 weeks back

                                                                                    You got it twisted there at the bit where you said "nobody is forcing me to buy it". There are many examples where you would be forced to buy it, such as a company requirement. Even so, you are being mislead, and you only know the product once you have it/fiddle with it. You usually need to buy it before you even try it. So in a sense, it's still bad and that particular argument is very very weak. Good video though.

                                                                                    • GETH_ _COMMANDS_
                                                                                      GETH_ _COMMANDS_  3 weeks back

                                                                                      its just a fucken product , your not a regulatory body

                                                                                      • LeafBucket
                                                                                        LeafBucket  3 weeks back

                                                                                        And this is why you buy blackmagic design kids :)

                                                                                        • Rita Baumann
                                                                                          Rita Baumann  3 weeks back

                                                                                          I’m thinking RED threatened to sue Ginnimag, and rather than taking it lying down, they decided to spill the tea, beauty guru style.

                                                                                          • HappyChappy
                                                                                            HappyChappy  3 weeks back

                                                                                            12:03 CHEEEETOOOOOOO CHOP!!

                                                                                            • Despicably Irascible Rapscallion

                                                                                              Apple has been doing this for years with their Mac.

                                                                                              Using stock PC components, and then crippling them with a dongle OS X 'needs' to work, is hardly innovative.

                                                                                              • Kenny Shem
                                                                                                Kenny Shem  4 weeks back

                                                                                                Blackmagic suddenly feels like a better company for my $. At least they allow us to use ordinary SSD as advertised. Maybe RED is making good money from their recovery service. Why kill the golden goose.