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 • 7 149

  • Singled Out Pictures
    Singled Out Pictures  12 hours back

    Anything to do with cinema production is ridiculously over priced, from the body to the lenses to the accessories. It's a racket!

    • Johannes Dolch
      Johannes Dolch  2 days back

      So, y'all are fine with spending as much on a camcorder as a fully outfitted Mercedes E Class, but then complain that the cards they sell are too expensive? lol. But I agree, they should put the best in there, meaning 2 of the best SSDs they can find in a Raid 1 Configuration. (That would actually also justify putting it all in a cool proprietary cartridge.

      • RamenGod
        RamenGod  3 days back

        Lmao imagine using fat32

        • joshua41175
          joshua41175  5 days back

          So when is the red camera water cooler done

          • BlockArchitech
            BlockArchitech  5 days back

            Notice: if your going to make a comment saying ‘oh proceeds to show USA markings’ note that he got his before the entire scandal happened

            • Me 2
              Me 2  6 days back

              them R&D monies are 100% used to calc how to get the most profit out of nothing fooling people in the unknown.

              • Liam
                Liam  6 days back

                You didn't know they were just SSds in an enclosure? Thats what the industry is right now lol we do the same thing in our products.

                • sprrocket
                  sprrocket  6 days back

                  Linus: RED splits the video footage into 4GB files
                  me: wait are they STILL using fat32
                  Linus: it's because they're using fat32


                  • Gabriel I
                    Gabriel I  4 days back

                    sprrocket hmm fat32 isn’t bad its still a staple around the gaming market like Motherboard os updates

                • roblax87
                  roblax87  7 days back

                  Great job documenting the bots!

                  • nitrxgen
                    nitrxgen  1 weeks back

                    1:30 what kind of psychopath uses a screwdriver like THAT WTF

                    • Titan Gaming
                      Titan Gaming  1 weeks back

                      could have said, 'Made on Earth'

                      • Ionixt E. Bix
                        Ionixt E. Bix  1 weeks back

                        im surprised that linus actually tried to protect the company that pretty much scam him

                        • Solomon Ucko
                          Solomon Ucko  1 weeks back

                          The size inconsistency could also be due to unit confusion: 476.8 GiB ≈ 512 GB, 480 GiB ≈ 515.4 GB, 931.3 GiB ≈ 1 TB, 960 GiB ≈ 1.031 TB

                          • DragonNexus
                            DragonNexus  1 weeks back

                            "Red claims this is to protect the user from accidental deletions"
                            *Off camers scoffing laugh*

                            • Darian Kimberly
                              Darian Kimberly  2 weeks back

                              Welp, never getting a red.

                              • mirk bir
                                mirk bir  2 weeks back


                                • Sonny12681
                                  Sonny12681  2 weeks back

                                  I bet it costs less than $5 to manufacture this camera and it's parts and they jack up the price to a ridiculous about. That company is committing a scam.

                                  • MISC BITS
                                    MISC BITS  2 weeks back

                                    Msata is still a thing?

                                    • carphotography101
                                      carphotography101  2 weeks back

                                      I hope this was filmed on a RED Cinema camera...

                                      • Peter Chiung
                                        Peter Chiung  2 weeks back

                                        basically RED Ceo wants to profit as much as possible at the expense of customers tricking them that they are getting a far better product.

                                        • Informed Choice
                                          Informed Choice  2 weeks back

                                          Oh, a shitty greedy company overcharging without justification. Red Dead Non-Redemption

                                          • John Grimes
                                            John Grimes  2 weeks back

                                            WTF? Spare area? You mean over provisioning? Come on linus you know better then that. Use proper terms please. Its never good to teach people improper terminology.

                                            • John Grimes
                                              John Grimes  2 weeks back

                                              Maybe dont rip people off and people wont rip off your ideas. Fuck Red. Camera price is understandable but all the peripherals? Insane...

                                              • Dakota Martin
                                                Dakota Martin  3 weeks back

                                                First time I've ever heard a Canadian say "ya'll"

                                                • Gordon The Train
                                                  Gordon The Train  3 weeks back

                                                  I can't believe it. Linus! Linus! is protecting red. this is weird because he wasn't to happy when he bought it

                                                  • Sun Pak
                                                    Sun Pak  3 weeks back

                                                    lmao red also sells a basic SSD reader for $250

                                                    A 9 foot LITERAL CAT 5 to proprietary fake cat 5 port for $120

                                                    a "tactical" handle for $150

                                                    • Kerim Kerim
                                                      Kerim Kerim  3 weeks back

                                                      Nobody: I'm about to end this guy's entire career.
                                                      Not even a single soul: Everybody
                                                      Me: Wait that's illegal.
                                                      YouTube's Recommendations: It's free real estate.
                                                      Am I a joke to you:
                                                      Also Me:

                                                      • SOL WOLF
                                                        SOL WOLF  3 weeks back

                                                        Linus will go down in history as a legend

                                                        • The Adventure Biker
                                                          The Adventure Biker  3 weeks back

                                                          I am late to the partay. Just.....Wow.

                                                          • kasa
                                                            kasa  4 weeks back

                                                            I think jinn1mag should be called out for their false statements. But I'm glad they are out there and vent viral. Red is still charging obscene amount of money for an adapter. And on top of that they have clearly taken steps to stop user from using third party drives. Even though they are using standard hardware that could be very easily changed if not for manufactured obstructions.
                                                            Also, it's true that it's ultimately on customer to decide. But it's kind of messed up if customer had to do in depth research on every product they buy to be assured they get real value. I think Jinn1Mag did service to people by bringing awareness to this.

                                                            Ultimately as far as Red mini mag is concerned, everything about it is designed to take as much money from people as possible. I mean recovery service is just another way justify the price and low quality. You could just as well take it to any other recovery service as the hardware is standard. I wouldn't be surprised at all actually if they used third party service for recovery anyway.
                                                            Reading worker reviews about red kind of gives me image that Red's management is just bunch of greedy assholes.

                                                            • TheRealCritique
                                                              TheRealCritique  4 weeks back

                                                              F RED. Other companies are catching up to their proprietary BS and offering equivalent quality at 20% of the price. They blew it. Hope they collapse.

                                                              • Ionixt E. Bix
                                                                Ionixt E. Bix  4 weeks back

                                                                why tf is linus defending a money-eating company lol

                                                                • Masterpj555
                                                                  Masterpj555  4 weeks back

                                                                  Red camera is a scam company who makes lots of claims about inventing things but actually is just a company who repurposes tech > puts it in a different enclosure and then adds lockout chips. Don't support this company

                                                                  • Ariana Hadley
                                                                    Ariana Hadley  4 weeks back

                                                                    15 mins of my life I will never get back

                                                                    • TheImmoralCookie
                                                                      TheImmoralCookie  4 weeks back

                                                                      To be fair, you could probably find a few hundred computer engineers that could design their own SSDs like Red's and it be either free or really fucking cheap.

                                                                      • Ayoub
                                                                        Ayoub  4 weeks back

                                                                        samsung: sells good SSD's for a low price
                                                                        RED: wait, thats illigal!!

                                                                        • Gonçalo Alegria
                                                                          Gonçalo Alegria  4 weeks back

                                                                          What a shill

                                                                          • Rakesh Battula
                                                                            Rakesh Battula  4 weeks back

                                                                            hope they had a better explanation to save their faces

                                                                            • MinecraftMike
                                                                              MinecraftMike  4 weeks back

                                                                              I was on RED's side until I saw the price for that SSD. What a joke kek

                                                                              • Robert Wright
                                                                                Robert Wright  4 weeks back

                                                                                Excellent video!

                                                                                • William Creegan
                                                                                  William Creegan  4 weeks back

                                                                                  Nice job Linus .

                                                                                  • Kyle Robertson
                                                                                    Kyle Robertson  4 weeks back

                                                                                    My question here becomes this, if u don't like what a company is doing, and evidently have complaints about their product, why do u still use it.

                                                                                    Annnddd, if the answer is "it's the best product for us" or something, then stop whining

                                                                                    • Shanee Bahera
                                                                                      Shanee Bahera  2 weeks back

                                                                                      he isnt whining about them, its because this blew up a few months ago and people were asking him to adress it

                                                                                  • T B
                                                                                    T B  1 months back

                                                                                    DAMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM Linus went off

                                                                                    • ZoeBios121
                                                                                      ZoeBios121  1 months back

                                                                                      Red has engineered a raid 1 solution. You're using it wrong. You're supposed to buy 2 complete rigs and 2 people to operate the two rigs.

                                                                                      • AJComputerServicesUK
                                                                                        AJComputerServicesUK  1 months back

                                                                                        12:03 hahahahaha 😂

                                                                                        • vegoutwithvegge
                                                                                          vegoutwithvegge  1 months back

                                                                                          Now that someone else's video has gone viral its time to copy it.

                                                                                          • The Glow Cloud
                                                                                            The Glow Cloud  1 months back

                                                                                            Here's a novel solution: STOP GIVING YOUR MONEY TO RED. Why do Youtubers who get big enough think they all have to buy overpriced Red bullshit? Fuck them.

                                                                                            • The Glow Cloud
                                                                                              The Glow Cloud  1 months back

                                                                                              I'd suggest Sony F35/F65, Panavision Genesis, Arri D-21 or the newer Alexa, or a Thompson Viper.

                                                                                            • Loreaver
                                                                                              Loreaver  1 months back

                                                                                              What other camera would you recommend?

                                                                                          • MYCRAZYPRODUCTIONS
                                                                                            MYCRAZYPRODUCTIONS  1 months back

                                                                                            Wait y’all did some editing after the fact. I didn’t know you can add more images and voice over after the fact. YouTube editing getting more advanced