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 • 7 014

  • Spλ
    Spλ  10 hours back

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

    • Larry
      Larry  12 hours back

      Lintus the OG

      • Hagge Bänke
        Hagge Bänke  1 days back

        Then all of their products are probably overpriced and shitty.

        • Marshal Arnold
          Marshal Arnold  1 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  1 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  2 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  3 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".

                                  • 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  4 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  5 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.

                                                                                        • Nathan Holloman
                                                                                          Nathan Holloman  2 weeks back

                                                                                          Scratches at a level 6
                                                                                          With deeper groves at level 7

                                                                                          (Idk if people would get I was making that joke because he took it apart Like JerryRigEverything)

                                                                                        • First Name Second Name
                                                                                          First Name Second Name  2 weeks back

                                                                                          So essentially shove it to both companies and buy from the competitors 🤷🏻‍♂️

                                                                                          • Ace0nPoint
                                                                                            Ace0nPoint  2 weeks back

                                                                                            Just me or is Linus's eye drooping a little bit? =|

                                                                                            • Bijbu
                                                                                              Bijbu  2 weeks back

                                                                                              I mean its not bad when you consider apple sell a stand for $999 XD