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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Comments • 7 019

  • donald12998
    donald12998  3 hours back

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

    • John Belli
      John Belli  4 hours 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  5 hours 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  6 hours back

          You're candor on this one is outstanding.

          • Spλ
            Spλ  17 hours back

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

            • Larry
              Larry  18 hours back

              Lintus the OG

              • Hagge Bänke
                Hagge Bänke  2 days back

                Then all of their products are probably overpriced and shitty.

                • Marshal Arnold
                  Marshal Arnold  2 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  2 days back

                    Jinni: Red’s bad!
                    Red: No u

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

                    • Justacean
                      Justacean  2 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  2 days back

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

                        • Stephen Anthony
                          Stephen Anthony  2 days back

                          Those cards look like tiny little packs of delicious cigarettes.

                          • Mathaeuz
                            Mathaeuz  2 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  3 days back

                              Well said! 14:15

                              • Pat van Gemert
                                Pat van Gemert  3 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  3 days back

                                  🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥

                                  • Hero Of AndromedaTV
                                    Hero Of AndromedaTV  3 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  4 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  4 days back

                                        Fuck RED! Fuckin greedy pcs of shit!

                                        • Franc Sanka
                                          Franc Sanka  4 days 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 hours 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  4 days back

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

                                          • Luis Diaz
                                            Luis Diaz  5 days 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  5 days 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  5 days back

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

                                                • Patrick Harris
                                                  Patrick Harris  5 days back

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

                                                  • Rex Holes
                                                    Rex Holes  6 days 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  6 days 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  6 days 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  7 days 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  1 weeks back

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

                                                                • Damian Chiliński
                                                                  Damian Chiliński  1 weeks back

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

                                                                  • SkyDroneMedia Asitis
                                                                    SkyDroneMedia Asitis  1 weeks back

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

                                                                    • karehaqt
                                                                      karehaqt  1 weeks back

                                                                      So RED is basically run by greedy scumbags.

                                                                      • rob morgan
                                                                        rob morgan  1 weeks back

                                                                        This was awesome.

                                                                        • Heinrich Müller
                                                                          Heinrich Müller  1 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  1 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  7 days 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  1 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  1 weeks back

                                                                              Linus. You just killed them. Total smack down.

                                                                              • skydragon61969
                                                                                skydragon61969  1 weeks back

                                                                                i dont think ive ever seen linus so savage b4..he was clearly quite annoyed.. i found it quite amusing tho.. 😏

                                                                                • Hyro Proto
                                                                                  Hyro Proto  2 weeks back

                                                                                  why is anyone surprised? When Audio companies keep selling $1000 per meter cable wires & freaking USB cables & $200 electromagnetic stabilizer stones

                                                                                  • yaseen reza
                                                                                    yaseen reza  2 weeks back

                                                                                    1:40 where did step 3 go Linus?? 😂

                                                                                    • Jj Lortez
                                                                                      Jj Lortez  2 weeks back

                                                                                      Sata? Not "S aa ta"

                                                                                      • Viscous Shear
                                                                                        Viscous Shear  2 weeks back

                                                                                        SO red have found a way to throttle 3rd party suppliers kit. how very Apple of them.

                                                                                        • Mathieu Lacasse
                                                                                          Mathieu Lacasse  2 weeks back

                                                                                          I have absolutely no idea what product that video was about but I still enjoyed it.

                                                                                          • the8killed8one
                                                                                            the8killed8one  2 weeks back

                                                                                            savage linus, best linus

                                                                                            • Scott Tovey
                                                                                              Scott Tovey  2 weeks back

                                                                                              When it comes down to being technical, misleading the customer by exaggerating a claim is in fact bait and switch false advertising.

                                                                                              Until we the people stop accepting such clear and obvious deceptions, these bait and switch scenarios will continue to happen.

                                                                                              This is the fault of the political system of extremes. Rather than passing legislation that protects people from false claims, the extremist on the right declare: "there's to many regulations." while the extremists on the left declare business to be evil incarnate.

                                                                                              The truth is, neither the left nor the right is willing to pass reasonable regulations that both protect consumers while not putting companies out of business. Eliminating misleading advertisement will not put companies out of business, it will only serve to make business more ethical, and that won't hurt anyone.