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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  • 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'?

    Pat van GemertPat van Gemertชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥

    Brett AugustineBrett Augustine3 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • This is impressive and sad at the same time, what a way to scam people with old hardware.

    Hero Of AndromedaTVHero Of AndromedaTV13 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • On a positive side, using custom connector can make both on the camera and on the SSD more resistent to wear.

    魏銘廷魏銘廷20 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Fuck RED! Fuckin greedy pcs of shit!

    Zaur KerimovZaur Kerimovวันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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".

    Franc SankaFranc Sankaวันที่ผ่านมา
  • The only overly expensive thing about the RED Mini Mag is the casing itself...literally.

    Glen M LjGlen M Ljวันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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

    Luis DiazLuis Diazวันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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

    Chad wranChad wran2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 1:43 Step 2... *Step 4*

    Sinan AkkoyunSinan Akkoyun2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Wow Linus - kudos for speaking your mind. Great video!

    Patrick HarrisPatrick Harris2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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

    Rex HolesRex Holes3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Why is Linus defending Red ? For selling cheap stuff at 42 times the price ???? Does he get free media from Red ??? Probably Wright ..... 😉

    Sergio CavalieriSergio Cavalieri3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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?

    rashid Williamsrashid Williams3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Ari Alexa time

    The Prophecy CatThe Prophecy Cat4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • what im getting from this is that Red is scamming their customers and Linus is okay with it. what a douche

    erik cyreeerik cyree4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Surely someone watching this now has both the idea and the opportunity to go and create a RAID-mag for the REDs?

    Jaap van der VeldeJaap van der Velde4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Did I understand anything? No Did I enjoy the video? Hell yeah

    Siddharth PurswaniSiddharth Purswani5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • oh wow someone believed enterprise gear actually costs this much. How cute...

    Damian ChilińskiDamian Chiliński5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • We knew this is 2013 when I opened a card on the Red Epic...

    SkyDroneMedia AsitisSkyDroneMedia Asitis5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • So RED is basically run by greedy scumbags.

    karehaqtkarehaqt5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • This was awesome.

    rob morganrob morgan6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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...

    Heinrich MüllerHeinrich Müller6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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?

    Gianni GrossoGianni Grosso7 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • 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..

      CtuchikCtuchik4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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.

    user540000user5400007 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Linus. You just killed them. Total smack down.

    UnitD77UnitD777 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • i dont think ive ever seen linus so savage b4..he was clearly quite annoyed.. i found it quite amusing tho.. 😏

    skydragon61969skydragon619697 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • why is anyone surprised? When Audio companies keep selling $1000 per meter cable wires & freaking USB cables & $200 electromagnetic stabilizer stones

    Hyro ProtoHyro Proto8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 1:40 where did step 3 go Linus?? 😂

    yaseen rezayaseen reza8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Sata? Not "S aa ta"

    Jj LortezJj Lortez8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • SO red have found a way to throttle 3rd party suppliers kit. how very Apple of them.

    Viscous ShearViscous Shear8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I have absolutely no idea what product that video was about but I still enjoyed it.

    Mathieu LacasseMathieu Lacasse8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • savage linus, best linus

    the8killed8onethe8killed8one8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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.

    Scott ToveyScott Tovey8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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)

    Nathan HollomanNathan Holloman8 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • สุภาพร พันธ์พงษ์สุภาพร พันธ์พงษ์8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • So essentially shove it to both companies and buy from the competitors 🤷🏻‍♂️

    First Name Second NameFirst Name Second Name9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Just me or is Linus's eye drooping a little bit? =|

    Ace0nPointAce0nPoint9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I mean its not bad when you consider apple sell a stand for $999 XD

    BijbuBijbu9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • LTT, coming in hot!!!

    surferdjnjsurferdjnj9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • so basically both sides are wrong and this has been the truth for a good bit and everybody is just slow

    peppermint gamerpeppermint gamer9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • NGL, I'm more distracted by the fact linus started to fling the parts around 😂😂

    QuestionableQuestionable9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Let's check Sony F65 and their cards! :)

    Ronald DumbRonald Dumb10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Step 1 Step 2 Step 4 Step 4 or 5, I don't know what step we're on

    Shivashkar SukulShivashkar Sukul10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Ting is a rip-off. I'm honestly surprised LTT promotes these thieves

    SamSam10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Red are such scammers! This is hilarious!

    asafoxasafox10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • This would have made me sick if I owned a Red. But when I do I will be well informed. Thank you

    Foul ProductionsFoul Productions10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Shopify Stores : “ we make the best margins ” Red : “ hold my mini mag ”

    Mister WMister W11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Best Linus video in....well I think this is their best video.

    Steve WorrellSteve Worrell11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Very good exposure of both parties.

    solaufeinsolaufein11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Red, for when you really wanna empty your wallet.

    TJ SuydamTJ Suydam11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Hmmm how much of your project footage was lost to get this vid made?

    Indigo MontariIndigo Montari11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • This is why I've never even looked at a red product. How did everyone not see this before?!? Genuinely confused🙍‍♂️🤷‍♂️

    stazorm1stazorm111 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • This was such a nice video. Thanks for making it!

    Morgan AenslandMorgan Aensland11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Reminds me of panasonics ridiculous priced p2 memory cards

    Trumpet DinopupTrumpet Dinopup11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • It wouldn't be a LTT vid without Linus dropping or hitting something XD 12:03

    YurikaYurika11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • wow, Linus. Well handled. If I spent approximately 20+ thousand dollars on my business's Camera to find out it's all a BS markup. You, my friend, are a god at keeping your cool on camera.

    Aaron AndrewAaron Andrew12 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • "Quality, from the United Kingdom!". Hahahahahahaha!

    Lord ZordidLord Zordid12 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Videos like this are why I love your channel.

    Jim TomatoreJim Tomatore12 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 11:40 LOL

    Kakko WojtyllaKakko Wojtylla12 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • RED should add some rgb lights from now on to justify the price of an ssd, ahahahahah😄😄

    LiveBig7LiveBig712 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I know you guys make crazy money but why the hell would you spend 10s of thousands of dollars to film stationary videos..... smh

    jaboody singhjaboody singh12 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • "viral" says the guy who got 1.6m when referring to a 76k video

    Arial CCAAArial CCAA12 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Depends on the sub, bro. 76k on <1k subs is viral, 1.6m on 8.9m sub isn't

      cypherusuhcypherusuh8 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • that's still viral. we're kinda desensitized to popularity but a mob of 76k people could easily destroy a power plant. it seems small in numbers, but the weight of their emotions is really, really powerful.

      PersonalPersonPersonalPerson8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • wow, this channel is really great. i mean, to maintain objectivity with such a subscriber count and revenue is really impressive. keep it up!!!

    Iskander KIskander K12 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • My saviour

    kucki teakucki tea12 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Linus does not need tools to pry open any hardware. With a couple of ooopses and hand gestures he will disassemble anything during the clip...

    11kele11kele13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • True or fake their propietary bs is too expensive but well... if apple can do it.....

    EuroFlight 38EuroFlight 3813 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Wait, was step 3?

    Ryan McLaughlinRyan McLaughlin13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Dontcha just love it when liars get into a pissing contest and are caught "RED" handed.

    spikey 27spikey 2713 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • The old FAT file systems are horrible in more than one way when it comes to flash media. Leave old obsolete file systems where they belong: In the past... On the spinning rust... which it was ultimately designed for. Personally, I don't understand why the industry has held onto it for so long. Especially when there's far FAR FAAAR better file systems that are free to use both for commercial as well as personal use. I guess it's that M-(dollar sign) company that refuses to update and adapt.

    SysGhostSysGhost13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • So ....when Jim Jannards Oakley’s were made out of “Unubtanium” .....not much different than his Red marketing. Still love their cameras.

    Black Sky EntertainmentBlack Sky Entertainment13 วันที่ผ่านมา
Red's Overpriced "Mini Mag" Cards - The Real Story