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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评论 7 146
BCGTR 19 小时 前
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 天 前
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 4 天 前
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 4 天 前
Lmao imagine using fat32
joshua41175 6 天 前
So when is the red camera water cooler done
BlockArchitech 6 天 前
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 8 天 前
them R&D monies are 100% used to calc how to get the most profit out of nothing fooling people in the unknown.
Liam 8 天 前
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 8 天 前
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 6 天 前
sprrocket hmm fat32 isn’t bad its still a staple around the gaming market like Motherboard os updates
roblax87 8 天 前
Great job documenting the bots!
nitrxgen 9 天 前
1:30 what kind of psychopath uses a screwdriver like THAT WTF
Titan Gaming
Titan Gaming 11 天 前
could have said, 'Made on Earth'
Ionixt E. Bix
Ionixt E. Bix 11 天 前
im surprised that linus actually tried to protect the company that pretty much scam him
Solomon Ucko
Solomon Ucko 11 天 前
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 12 天 前
"Red claims this is to protect the user from accidental deletions" *Off camers scoffing laugh*
Darian Kimberly
Darian Kimberly 12 天 前
Welp, never getting a red.
mirk bir
mirk bir 14 天 前
Sonny12681 15 天 前
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 16 天 前
Msata is still a thing?
I hope this was filmed on a RED Cinema camera...
Peter Chiung
Peter Chiung 17 天 前
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 17 天 前
Oh, a shitty greedy company overcharging without justification. Red Dead Non-Redemption
John Grimes
John Grimes 19 天 前
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 19 天 前
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 20 天 前
0:59 First time I've ever heard a Canadian say "ya'll"
Gordon The Train
Gordon The Train 21 天 前
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 25 天 前
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 26 天 前
Nobody: I'm about to end this guy's entire career. Not even a single soul: Everybody Me: Wait that's illegal. CNvid's Recommendations: It's free real estate. Am I a joke to you: Also Me:
SOL WOLF 26 天 前
Linus will go down in history as a legend
The Adventure Biker
I am late to the partay. Just.....Wow.
kasa 27 天 前
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 27 天 前
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 27 天 前
why tf is linus defending a money-eating company lol
Masterpj555 28 天 前
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 28 天 前
15 mins of my life I will never get back
TheImmoralCookie 28 天 前
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 个月 前
samsung: sells good SSD's for a low price RED: wait, thats illigal!!
Gonçalo Alegria
Gonçalo Alegria 个月 前
What a shill
Rakesh Battula
Rakesh Battula 个月 前
hope they had a better explanation to save their faces
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