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

  • Published on Jul 17, 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 16 hours ago

    11:40 😆

  • Ein Violettes Einhorn
    Ein Violettes Einhorn 16 hours ago

    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 18 hours ago +1

    then stop using red!

  • Matej Velican
    Matej Velican Day ago

    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 Day ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    please dont say yall ever again

  • Phillip Zod Friedberg

    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 ago +8

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

  • Ruben Garcia Jr
    Ruben Garcia Jr 7 days ago

    I see RED has been disliking this video

  • Cameron Stevens
    Cameron Stevens 7 days ago

    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 8 days ago

    12:03 Fuck that thing.

  • Leadfoot2112
    Leadfoot2112 9 days ago

    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 11 days ago

    People doesn't really take you seriously. 😂😂

  • Alex Fiala
    Alex Fiala 11 days ago

    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 11 days ago

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

  • technoway
    technoway 12 days ago

    This is one of my favorite RUclip channels. I'm an electrical engineer, but today, these people know more about modern hardware than I do, and I come here to learn.
    In honor of this channel, these are the best ten anagrams of "Linus Tech Tips".
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  • Jtzkb
    Jtzkb 12 days ago

    Today on Linus Tech Tea

  • Beyond Gravity FPV
    Beyond Gravity FPV 12 days ago

    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 12 days ago

    Is this angry Linus ?

  • Monty Thibault
    Monty Thibault 13 days ago

    "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 13 days ago

    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 13 days ago

    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 13 days ago

    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 6 days ago

      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 13 days ago +1

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

  • rufioh
    rufioh 14 days ago

    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 15 days ago

    red is basically apple for cameras

  • Remilia
    Remilia 15 days ago

    red is the apple of cameras

  • Joseph Smock
    Joseph Smock 16 days ago

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

  • F Squanchy
    F Squanchy 16 days ago +3

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

  • Roset03
    Roset03 17 days ago +2

    8:38 Judo throw!
    12:03 Judo Chop!!

  • Zycklacon
    Zycklacon 17 days ago

    I don’t know what any of this means

  • Марк Шагал
    Марк Шагал 18 days ago

    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 18 days ago +1

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

  • TheGameMakeGuy
    TheGameMakeGuy 19 days ago

    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 20 days ago +1

    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 20 days ago

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

  • Peter Marshall
    Peter Marshall 22 days ago

    You skipped step 3

  • Sometimes Cynical
    Sometimes Cynical 22 days ago

    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_ 23 days ago

    its just a fucken product , your not a regulatory body

  • LeafBucket
    LeafBucket 23 days ago

    And this is why you buy blackmagic design kids :)

  • Rita Baumann
    Rita Baumann 24 days ago

    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 24 days ago


  • 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 25 days ago

    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.

  • MKUltra
    MKUltra 25 days ago

    Linus chopped the head off that damn SSD!!!!

  • James Willison
    James Willison 25 days ago

    The Jury would like to call Linus Sebastian to the stand

  • laurence wemple
    laurence wemple 25 days ago

    this man has bin hurt

  • Jake Yaboi
    Jake Yaboi 25 days ago

    A quick explanation of what red is, who they are, and what they do would’ve been very helpful.

  • Rillean
    Rillean 25 days ago +7

    Can we get a comparison between RED and Blackmagic Design?

  • Saj Ayyy
    Saj Ayyy 25 days ago

    Man why is every Jared I know a piece of trash?

  • chris fuentes
    chris fuentes 26 days ago


  • Maya Posch
    Maya Posch 26 days ago

    As far as redundancy goes, I like the way Nikon DSLRs handle it: having two SD slots, which can be used as a RAID 1 configuration, as well as overflow or having both RAW and JPEG on their own card.

  • Honglu Zhang
    Honglu Zhang 26 days ago

    Apple:I should’ve done that

  • FILMTOOLS Filmproduction & Filmservices

    Hey Linus, this is a good video bro. You have all points covered well. I would be soooo pissed off if I had to pay that premium for generic a$$ SSD. I think RED users should get a big discount for next brains to compensate for these lies. I would love to see RED go down after this because I have been following them for years. They lie all the time.

  • 3utch
    3utch 27 days ago

    Ninja skills in action today!

  • fellpower
    fellpower 27 days ago

    As i said before years. RED is faking u like Apple....thats it. U bought massively overpriced products.....