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

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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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17 jul 2019






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Richard Norman
Richard Norman Hace 19 horas
#StopSupportingStupidity ... teach everyone to understand the engineering (expectantly the Lack of ... marketing scheme [Nike, Apple, Elon Musk, and other overpriced 'crap'] ).
neil johnson
neil johnson Hace 23 horas
and for all those youtubers using red like 4 of you get pissed off for the rest of the world keep hoping the lens in your phone is good enough
Jeremy Parker
Jeremy Parker Hace un día
9:45 There's a problem with this drive. Scan the drive now and fix it.
Nathan Miller Video
Nathan Miller Video Hace un día
Been a RED user for a few years now. You have to buy the Mag slot anyway separately so why can’t they provide other options like you can which just about everything else you can attach to the camera like maybe a CFAST 2.0 module to record to that? Or a 2.5” SSD if you are not going to touch the lower compression ratios. I don’t even shoot less than 13:1 anyway. The video bit rate would be fine!
George A
George A Hace un día
So will it work if I swap out the ssd in there with my own ssd?
readme info
readme info Hace un día
I am genuinely impressed by how honest you've remained all this time. Great job. So many other YT chans have clearly signed a deal with the devil. BUT YOU, you are the real deal. Thank you.
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readme info Hace un día
Remember those unique chinese made RAID enabled SATA cards that were made up of smaller microSD cards, you reviewed awhile back? I wonder if for redundancy sakes, someone could use a similar adapter that either allows 2 mSATA cards, or simply 2 microSD cards, in RAID 1, and jam it all into a REDX mini mag case, and have built in RAID support :)
Jory Ferrell
Jory Ferrell Hace un día
So...moral of the story: stop buying their products until they stop ripping people off.
Jo Blo
Jo Blo Hace un día
I really had no idea what the issue was about before, but the explanation was so well articulated and had such a balanced perspective i feel like I should want retribution for all the money on them i never spent.
BCGTR Hace 2 días
I looked these up and I was like, how much is that gonna cost, $1000 max, then I looked it up and it was $2350 at B&H which is insane. A used 120gb at adorama was literally over $600. Thats insane
XonereX Hace 3 días
Red has a super scummy business model. I honestly think buying their overpriced camera was a mistake on Linus' part. A 4k camera wouldve been just as practical and quite a bit cheaper
Singled Out Pictures
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 Hace 6 días
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 Hace 6 días
Lmao imagine using fat32
joshua41175 Hace 8 días
So when is the red camera water cooler done
BlockArchitech Hace 8 días
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 Hace 10 días
them R&D monies are 100% used to calc how to get the most profit out of nothing fooling people in the unknown.
Liam Hace 10 días
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 Hace 10 días
Linus: RED splits the video footage into 4GB files me: wait are they STILL using fat32 Linus: it's because they're using fat32 skdjflaksjdflkasjdf
Gabriel I
Gabriel I Hace 8 días
sprrocket hmm fat32 isn’t bad its still a staple around the gaming market like Motherboard os updates
roblax87 Hace 10 días
Great job documenting the bots!
nitrxgen Hace 11 días
1:30 what kind of psychopath uses a screwdriver like THAT WTF
Titan Gaming
Titan Gaming Hace 13 días
could have said, 'Made on Earth'
Ionixt E. Bix
Ionixt E. Bix Hace 13 días
im surprised that linus actually tried to protect the company that pretty much scam him
Solomon Ucko
Solomon Ucko Hace 13 días
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 Hace 14 días
"Red claims this is to protect the user from accidental deletions" *Off camers scoffing laugh*
Darian Kimberly
Darian Kimberly Hace 14 días
Welp, never getting a red.
mirk bir
mirk bir Hace 16 días
Sonny12681 Hace 17 días
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 Hace 18 días
Msata is still a thing?
carphotography101 Hace 19 días
I hope this was filmed on a RED Cinema camera...
Peter Chiung
Peter Chiung Hace 19 días
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 Hace 19 días
Oh, a shitty greedy company overcharging without justification. Red Dead Non-Redemption
John Grimes
John Grimes Hace 21 un día
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 Hace 21 un día
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 Hace 22 días
0:59 First time I've ever heard a Canadian say "ya'll"
Gordon The Train
Gordon The Train Hace 23 días
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 Hace 27 días
lmao red also sells a basic SSD reader for $250 www.red.com/red-station-mini-mag-usb-3 A 9 foot LITERAL CAT 5 to proprietary fake cat 5 port for $120 www.red.com/RED-GIG-E-Right-to-CAT5E-Ethernet-Cable-9 a "tactical" handle for $150 www.red.com/dsmc2-universal-handle
Kerim Kerim
Kerim Kerim Hace 28 días
Nobody: I'm about to end this guy's entire career. Not even a single soul: Everybody Me: Wait that's illegal. ESvid's Recommendations: It's free real estate. Am I a joke to you: Also Me:
SOL WOLF Hace 28 días
Linus will go down in history as a legend
The Adventure Biker
The Adventure Biker Hace 28 días
I am late to the partay. Just.....Wow.
kasa Hace 29 días
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 Hace 29 días
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 Hace 29 días
why tf is linus defending a money-eating company lol
Masterpj555 Hace un mes
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 Hace un mes
15 mins of my life I will never get back
TheImmoralCookie Hace un mes
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 Hace un mes
samsung: sells good SSD's for a low price RED: wait, thats illigal!!
Gonçalo Alegria
Gonçalo Alegria Hace un mes
What a shill
Rakesh Battula
Rakesh Battula Hace un mes
hope they had a better explanation to save their faces
MinecraftMike Hace un mes
I was on RED's side until I saw the price for that SSD. What a joke kek
Robert Wright
Robert Wright Hace un mes
Excellent video!
William Creegan
William Creegan Hace un mes
Nice job Linus .
Kyle Robertson
Kyle Robertson Hace un mes
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 Hace 18 días
he isnt whining about them, its because this blew up a few months ago and people were asking him to adress it
T B Hace un mes
ZoeBios121 Hace un mes
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.
12:03 hahahahaha 😂
vegoutwithvegge Hace un mes
Now that someone else's video has gone viral its time to copy it.
The Glow Cloud
The Glow Cloud Hace un mes
Here's a novel solution: STOP GIVING YOUR MONEY TO RED. Why do ESvidrs who get big enough think they all have to buy overpriced Red bullshit? Fuck them.
The Glow Cloud
The Glow Cloud Hace un mes
I'd suggest Sony F35/F65, Panavision Genesis, Arri D-21 or the newer Alexa, or a Thompson Viper.
Loreaver Hace un mes
What other camera would you recommend?
Wait y’all did some editing after the fact. I didn’t know you can add more images and voice over after the fact. ESvid editing getting more advanced
RectalDiscourse Hace un mes
The only mags I have experience with are pornographic
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