Reassembling our $40,000 Camera

  • Published: 11 July 2019
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    We took apart our VERY expensive RED camera.... and now we have to put it back together.

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Comments • 2 927

  • Yukalistic
    Yukalistic  4 days back

    18:02 mins into the video it has a weird finger going past the frame. "But it also"

    • Anthony Blacker
      Anthony Blacker  7 days back

      Why didn't you just temp the camera you DIDN'T take apart?

      • Daniel Jensen
        Daniel Jensen  1 weeks back

        Why didn't you water cool it first and then put it back together to get the regular results, rather than putting it back together just to take it apart again? (And then presumably putting it back together AGAIN if you want to actually use it.)

        • Billy Wang
          Billy Wang  1 weeks back

          10:34 well.... sorry but God can't help you lol

          • Britney Spaulding
            Britney Spaulding  3 weeks back

            Is there a reason they didnt use the 2nd camera for a bench mark test..isn't it the same model?

            • Michal Krejčí
              Michal Krejčí  3 weeks back

              "I hope the rest of the video goes this well...." a xeon processor is heard dropping behind the camera
              sound of 28 cores spilling everywhere

              • Aramis Anasazi
                Aramis Anasazi  4 weeks back

                I water cooled my girls vibrator, and she was like damn it stop watching Linus Tech Tips, she was not happy even though it got more VPS, vibrations per second. :P Good thing she has not looked in the nightstand.

                • Aramis Anasazi
                  Aramis Anasazi  4 weeks back

                  Come on Linus, When you going to water cool your water cooler?

                  • J&H Weekend Adventures
                    J&H Weekend Adventures  4 weeks back

                    This guys straight up a sell out.. money money money... what you tuber needs a 40k dollar camera?... This is You Tube right?

                    • Ian Oliver
                      Ian Oliver  4 weeks back

                      You know it's a RED camera, even before it's assembled, because it's allowed to have red-colored internal wires, connectors, and PCBs.

                      • Zach Burnette
                        Zach Burnette  1 months back

                        I have literally never had sweatier palms than in these two episodes.

                        • Jamie Facebook
                          Jamie Facebook  1 months back

                          the tone dramatically changed at the end, i think the camera wasnt quite working as well as they claimed.

                          • soupisgoodfood
                            soupisgoodfood  1 months back

                            The most fun kind of puzzle: Putting back together expensive stuff after taking it apart then forgetting about it for several months. I have several of these puzzles around the place.

                            • Mike Brawley
                              Mike Brawley  1 months back

                              What is that mat?

                              • Tobias Officinalis
                                Tobias Officinalis  1 months back

                                This tabletop is horrible for shooting. 200% distraction, so much visual chaos.

                                • Jsweizston
                                  Jsweizston  1 months back

                                  Lock screw cost = $1,200

                                  • C.C. G.
                                    C.C. G.  2 months back

                                    This would have been so much easier if the guys at LTT just reverse played the teardown of the camera. It would have been an assembly guide instead of a teardown

                                    • BMB FILMS
                                      BMB FILMS  2 months back

                                      This Hurt Me LOL

                                      • spring som fågel!
                                        spring som fågel!  2 months back

                                        not watercooled ;( have legit waited an year for it now.

                                        • zdrijne
                                          zdrijne  2 months back

                                          GN mat is

                                          • bigstu_
                                            bigstu_  2 months back

                                            First there was iFixit, now there's iF*ckit...

                                            • Radu Paunescu
                                              Radu Paunescu  2 months back

                                              no ESD protection? Two guys simultaneously touching a board? You're pushing your luck!

                                              • LunaScope Film School
                                                LunaScope Film School  2 months back

                                                This is extremely impressive and ballsy!!!

                                                • Tamiya Fan
                                                  Tamiya Fan  2 months back

                                                  So given the true cost of the red cards and the current scandal going on I wonder what the true cost of the 40k camera would be if you worked out the cost of all the components? Be interesting to work out and see if any corners are cut in the design and build of the cameras.

                                                  • kubeek
                                                    kubeek  2 months back

                                                    reverse "engineering"

                                                    • Benjamin Pricey
                                                      Benjamin Pricey  2 months back

                                                      Who tf buys a $40,000 camera, and thinks, "I know what this needs, water-cooling!"

                                                    • innitgeeza
                                                      innitgeeza  2 months back

                                                      i would like to buy it as "not working item for spares only" if you would.

                                                      • Samuel Carvalho
                                                        Samuel Carvalho  2 months back

                                                        Linus: So if the rest of this video goes well...!
                                                        *something crashes in the background*

                                                        • skulqerX
                                                          skulqerX  2 months back

                                                          So damn cool! Please also make a video detailing what to record, how to use these backwards assembly video and how you organized the screws what not. Thanks!

                                                          • dikbozo
                                                            dikbozo  2 months back

                                                            benchmark the reassembled camera AND THEN water cool it. first world problems indeed.

                                                            • Xxazer23
                                                              Xxazer23  2 months back

                                                              love earnest footage like this.

                                                              • Liviu Bita
                                                                Liviu Bita  2 months back

                                                                Gamers Nexus mod mat rules! ;-)) And a word from Larry The Cable Guy: git 'er done!

                                                                • Ricardo Rico
                                                                  Ricardo Rico  2 months back

                                                                  why the audio is crap?

                                                                  • Siana Gearz
                                                                    Siana Gearz  2 months back

                                                                    22:03 Are we RED-y?

                                                                    • OG Milkbag
                                                                      OG Milkbag  2 months back

                                                                      cant wait to see the next part of this project

                                                                      • Mark Hyde
                                                                        Mark Hyde  2 months back

                                                                        Audio visual tech Meccano construction. :D

                                                                        • LeadUR Subconscious
                                                                          LeadUR Subconscious  2 months back

                                                                          SPOILED BRATS do some good , donate to foundations for research or hunger, your such millionaires make a real difference, tire of seeing youtubers with out of reach gadgets thinking your life is so much sweeter cause you have them it really is not, im happy with a go pro , why you need a 40 k camera ??? your egos? trying to be cool and have people admire your rich ass? nahh, honestly a 40k camera is worthless because the video quality is the same as a person filming in a gopro through youtube , i dont see the differece lmao and your videos are simple point and shoot wtf do you need such equipment your not making movies this aint hollywood, 90 percent of youtube viewers see the videos in 480 p seriously not alot switch it to 1080p cause of their internet and slow viewing for quality, you wish to think everyone is watching you in 4k? when most people cant even afford a display in 4k? your out of this world to buy a 40k camera for the type of production you do and makes you a joke really, stop showing off so much

                                                                          • KingOfGames
                                                                            KingOfGames  2 months back

                                                                            When you disassemble it again you need to make a teardown guide on iFixit

                                                                            • Philip Thunberg
                                                                              Philip Thunberg  2 months back

                                                                              LOL watched EP 1 yesterday at random, thanks Linus!

                                                                              • Caleb Terry
                                                                                Caleb Terry  2 months back

                                                                                I think Alex is my favorite LTT member. Aside from James, of course.

                                                                                • john wallcraft
                                                                                  john wallcraft  2 months back

                                                                                  The thumb nail, linus looks like he looks about 60.

                                                                                  • Clay Kress
                                                                                    Clay Kress  2 months back

                                                                                    Linus reaction to the bucket dropping just earned him a like

                                                                                    • eksine
                                                                                      eksine  2 months back

                                                                                      very nice work guys

                                                                                      • Norbert Rick
                                                                                        Norbert Rick  2 months back

                                                                                        you guys rock, great job.

                                                                                        • jhovanny
                                                                                          jhovanny  2 months back

                                                                                          I’m not sure if this is ok

                                                                                          • J Tanashi
                                                                                            J Tanashi  2 months back

                                                                                            40k for a fucking camera. LOL

                                                                                            • Theorbit10
                                                                                              Theorbit10  2 months back

                                                                                              Proof of reverse engineering at area 51 project Derp!

                                                                                              • Kayla and Jim Bryant
                                                                                                Kayla and Jim Bryant  2 months back

                                                                                                your accountant must be so happy!