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

  • 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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Comments • 7 031

  • SuperCookieGaming
    SuperCookieGaming  11 hours back

    i thought everybody new this. you've talked about it in the past. But red really should have done a better job.

    • Andi dubya
      Andi dubya  2 days back

      Well that's one on the 'do not buy' list - ouch

      • Ultrathemeus
        Ultrathemeus  2 days back

        The only sponsorships Id care about would be gaming stuff...

        • Logan Mortimer
          Logan Mortimer  2 days back


          • ssuuppeerrbbooyy
            ssuuppeerrbbooyy  3 days back

            3:07 Can you honestly call it a knockoff mag? Is EKWB cooler a knockoff product? Is compatible RAM for your macpro a knockoff product? No, its a 3rd party product. A knockoff would be some guy putting even cheaper SSDs in shabby cases that look like original RED design.
            12:18 Oh really. It doesn't bother you that you're buying something that has been marked up by a factor of 10, when the seller is making false claims for why its worth it? Its the legal definition of fraud.

            • Peter Davies-Crandley
              Peter Davies-Crandley  3 days back

              Its kind of sexy watching Linus get angery

              • lapierre002
                lapierre002  3 days back

                Had me in stitches at the end. Linus, you aggressive S.O.B. xD

                • Ray McCarthy
                  Ray McCarthy  3 days back

                  Linus held it together until the THANXX at the end 😂

                  • donald12998
                    donald12998  3 days back

                    Step three: ............

                    • John Belli
                      John Belli  3 days back

                      For the price of the cameras, they couldn't license exFAT? Or even NTFS and license a driver from Paragon for Mac/Linux?

                      • H4ck1ngDaily
                        H4ck1ngDaily  3 days back

                        awesome video. Linus is back at it. lost interest in the channel for a while from stale jokes and just boring scripts.

                        • Nick Candreva
                          Nick Candreva  3 days back

                          You're candor on this one is outstanding.

                          • Spλ
                            Spλ  4 days back

                            What's in a can of Del Monte Green Beans?

                            • Larry
                              Larry  4 days back

                              Lintus the OG

                              • Hagge Bänke
                                Hagge Bänke  5 days back

                                Then all of their products are probably overpriced and shitty.

                                • Marshal Arnold
                                  Marshal Arnold  5 days back

                                  Seems like both companies are guilty of unfair and dishonest marketing and in Reds case, litterally gouging consumers for a fancy red case.

                                  • Duncantalksalotmore
                                    Duncantalksalotmore  5 days back

                                    Jinni: Red’s bad!
                                    Red: No u

                                    Linus: I’m about to end these men’s whole careers.

                                    • Justacean
                                      Justacean  5 days back

                                      Everyone who isn't a rancid RED fanboy knows they're a garbage company. Jarred Land is just following the river of bullshit pioneered by Jim.

                                      • World runs with tech
                                        World runs with tech  5 days back

                                        5:30 Mac users let us introduce ourselves....

                                        • Stephen Anthony
                                          Stephen Anthony  5 days back

                                          Those cards look like tiny little packs of delicious cigarettes.

                                          • Mathaeuz
                                            Mathaeuz  5 days back

                                            11:40 that short background laugh from someone in the crew and Linus containing his own laugh afterwards. G O L D

                                            • Junaid Qadir
                                              Junaid Qadir  6 days back

                                              Well said! 14:15

                                              • Pat van Gemert
                                                Pat van Gemert  6 days back

                                                Is Linus really arguing people should not be surprised they were being 'scammed' by Red for their ridiculous markups, and this makes it all 'ok'?

                                                • Brett Augustine
                                                  Brett Augustine  6 days back

                                                  🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥

                                                  • Hero Of AndromedaTV
                                                    Hero Of AndromedaTV  6 days back

                                                    This is impressive and sad at the same time, what a way to scam people with old hardware.

                                                    • 魏銘廷
                                                      魏銘廷  7 days back

                                                      On a positive side, using custom connector can make both on the camera and on the SSD more resistent to wear.

                                                      • Zaur Kerimov
                                                        Zaur Kerimov  7 days back

                                                        Fuck RED! Fuckin greedy pcs of shit!

                                                        • Franc Sanka
                                                          Franc Sanka  1 weeks back

                                                          Thanks to Jinni Tech for the great original video (with no commercial at all), forcing you to finally do that video (filled with commercial) about this Red BS with their mini mag cards. And as you so often say in this video "Whatever".

                                                          • bmar201989
                                                            bmar201989  3 days back

                                                            it sound like linus is upset someone else was able to push through the punch before he was.. JinniMag just exposed the scandal and it blew up

                                                        • Glen M Lj
                                                          Glen M Lj  1 weeks back

                                                          The only overly expensive thing about the RED Mini Mag is the casing itself...literally.

                                                          • Luis Diaz
                                                            Luis Diaz  1 weeks back

                                                            Absolutely hilarious, I'm a Blackmagic shooter sense their early days and I even wrote my Msc. thesis on this matter, how Red was able over charge for their products and how with out any fight from customers, they made millions on up-selling cheap and available technology, I compared Red to the business model of Blackmagic Design " developing high end products at cheaper prices" and how that would change the marker forever. 5 year later Red is caught cheating and black magic Releases a 6k camera capable of raw recording and it cost 2.5k. #mindblown #imtheoracle

                                                            • Chad wran
                                                              Chad wran  1 weeks back

                                                              i love his physical violence as an expression of hate towards items on his video. slapping an ssd, throwing it on the table...... so funny

                                                              • Sinan Akkoyun
                                                                Sinan Akkoyun  1 weeks back

                                                                1:43 Step 2... *Step 4*

                                                                • Patrick Harris
                                                                  Patrick Harris  1 weeks back

                                                                  Wow Linus - kudos for speaking your mind. Great video!

                                                                  • Rex Holes
                                                                    Rex Holes  1 weeks back

                                                                    This is absolute garbage, it's just an ssd with an interface thrown onto it, this is nothing more than DRM so they can charge an arm and a leg

                                                                    • Sergio Cavalieri
                                                                      Sergio Cavalieri  1 weeks back

                                                                      Why is Linus defending Red ? For selling cheap stuff at 42 times the price ???? Does he get free media from Red ??? Probably Wright ..... 😉

                                                                      • rashid Williams
                                                                        rashid Williams  1 weeks back

                                                                        Had to stop watching as it just felt like excuses for RED. Hopefully, it became or balanced but I can’t believe anyone would cover for RED on this. Oh btw this is not a bot. May check back later to see how it finishes up but literally couldn’t watch any more. Best bit was when you said you called RED on it years ago but then you seemed to be ok with the price they charge?

                                                                        • The Prophecy Cat
                                                                          The Prophecy Cat  1 weeks back

                                                                          Ari Alexa time

                                                                          • erik cyree
                                                                            erik cyree  1 weeks back

                                                                            what im getting from this is that Red is scamming their customers and Linus is okay with it. what a douche

                                                                            • Jaap van der Velde
                                                                              Jaap van der Velde  1 weeks back

                                                                              Surely someone watching this now has both the idea and the opportunity to go and create a RAID-mag for the REDs?

                                                                              • Siddharth Purswani
                                                                                Siddharth Purswani  2 weeks back

                                                                                Did I understand anything? No
                                                                                Did I enjoy the video? Hell yeah

                                                                                • Damian Chiliński
                                                                                  Damian Chiliński  2 weeks back

                                                                                  oh wow someone believed enterprise gear actually costs this much. How cute...

                                                                                  • SkyDroneMedia Asitis
                                                                                    SkyDroneMedia Asitis  2 weeks back

                                                                                    We knew this is 2013 when I opened a card on the Red Epic...

                                                                                    • karehaqt
                                                                                      karehaqt  2 weeks back

                                                                                      So RED is basically run by greedy scumbags.

                                                                                      • rob morgan
                                                                                        rob morgan  2 weeks back

                                                                                        This was awesome.

                                                                                        • Heinrich Müller
                                                                                          Heinrich Müller  2 weeks back

                                                                                          Redundant recording to two seperate cards at once should have been the standard in all professional cameras ten years ago. But somehow, it is still not even the norm in 2019...

                                                                                          • Gianni Grosso
                                                                                            Gianni Grosso  2 weeks back

                                                                                            wait, so, the whole time it's just been an ssd inside a case, and nobody bothered to open one up and look until now?

                                                                                            • Ctuchik
                                                                                              Ctuchik  1 weeks back

                                                                                              Lots of people opened it up and complained about it. But as Linus says, it just didn't blow up until another scam competitor tried to cash in on it..

                                                                                          • user540000
                                                                                            user540000  2 weeks back

                                                                                            These are commercial products. Commercial products having always done things like this to make extra profit where they can. Its not like the price of their cards was a secret, you knew the price of their cards before you bought the camera and factored that into your decision.

                                                                                            • UnitD77
                                                                                              UnitD77  2 weeks back

                                                                                              Linus. You just killed them. Total smack down.