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

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  • 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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  • Ruben Garcia Jr
    Ruben Garcia Jr  2 days back

    I see RED has been disliking this video

    • Cameron Stevens
      Cameron Stevens  2 days 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  2 days back

        12:03 Fuck that thing.

        • Leadfoot2112
          Leadfoot2112  3 days 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  5 days back

            People doesn't really take you seriously. 😂😂

            • Alex Fiala
              Alex Fiala  5 days 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  6 days back

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

                • technoway
                  technoway  7 days 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  7 days back

                    Today on Linus Tech Tea

                    • Beyond Gravity FPV
                      Beyond Gravity FPV  7 days 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  1 weeks back

                        Is this angry Linus ?

                        • Monty Thibault
                          Monty Thibault  1 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  1 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  1 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  1 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  18 hours 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  1 weeks back

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

                                • rufioh
                                  rufioh  1 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  1 weeks back

                                    red is basically apple for cameras

                                    • Remilia
                                      Remilia  1 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  2 weeks back

                                              I don’t know what any of this means

                                              • Марк Шагал
                                                Марк Шагал  2 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  2 weeks back

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

                                                  • TheGameMakeGuy
                                                    TheGameMakeGuy  2 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  2 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  2 weeks back

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

                                                        • Peter Marshall
                                                          Peter Marshall  2 weeks back

                                                          You skipped step 3

                                                          • Sometimes Cynical
                                                            Sometimes Cynical  2 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  3 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.

                                                                        • MKUltra
                                                                          MKUltra  3 weeks back

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

                                                                          • James Willison
                                                                            James Willison  3 weeks back

                                                                            The Jury would like to call Linus Sebastian to the stand

                                                                            • laurence wemple
                                                                              laurence wemple  3 weeks back

                                                                              this man has bin hurt

                                                                              • Jake Yaboi
                                                                                Jake Yaboi  3 weeks back

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

                                                                                • Rillean
                                                                                  Rillean  3 weeks back

                                                                                  Can we get a comparison between RED and Blackmagic Design?

                                                                                  • Saj Ayyy
                                                                                    Saj Ayyy  3 weeks back

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

                                                                                    • chris fuentes
                                                                                      chris fuentes  3 weeks back

                                                                                      *BRANDON AND ME

                                                                                      • Maya Posch
                                                                                        Maya Posch  3 weeks back

                                                                                        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  3 weeks back

                                                                                          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  3 weeks back

                                                                                              Ninja skills in action today!

                                                                                              • fellpower
                                                                                                fellpower  3 weeks back

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