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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  • Junaid Qadir
    Junaid Qadir

    Well said! 14:15

  • Pat van Gemert
    Pat van Gemert

    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

    🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥

  • Hero Of AndromedaTV
    Hero Of AndromedaTV

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

  • 魏銘廷

    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

    Fuck RED! Fuckin greedy pcs of shit!

  • Franc Sanka
    Franc Sanka

    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

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

  • Luis Diaz
    Luis Diaz

    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

    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

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

  • Patrick Harris
    Patrick Harris

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

  • Rex Holes
    Rex Holes

    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

    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

    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

    Ari Alexa time

  • erik cyree
    erik cyree

    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

    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

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

  • Damian Chiliński
    Damian Chiliński

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

  • SkyDroneMedia Asitis
    SkyDroneMedia Asitis

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

  • karehaqt

    So RED is basically run by greedy scumbags.

  • rob morgan
    rob morgan

    This was awesome.

  • Heinrich Müller
    Heinrich Müller

    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

    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

      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

    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

    Linus. You just killed them. Total smack down.

  • skydragon61969

    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

    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

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

  • Jj Lortez
    Jj Lortez

    Sata? Not "S aa ta"

  • Viscous Shear
    Viscous Shear

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

  • Mathieu Lacasse
    Mathieu Lacasse

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

  • the8killed8one

    savage linus, best linus

  • Scott Tovey
    Scott Tovey

    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

    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)

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  • First Name Second Name
    First Name Second Name

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

  • Ace0nPoint

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

  • Bijbu

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

  • surferdjnj

    LTT, coming in hot!!!

  • peppermint gamer
    peppermint gamer

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

  • Questionable

    NGL, I'm more distracted by the fact linus started to fling the parts around 😂😂

  • Ronald Dumb
    Ronald Dumb

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

  • Shivashkar Sukul
    Shivashkar Sukul

    Step 1 Step 2 Step 4 Step 4 or 5, I don't know what step we're on

  • Sam

    Ting is a rip-off. I'm honestly surprised LTT promotes these thieves

  • asafox

    Red are such scammers! This is hilarious!

  • Foul Productions
    Foul Productions

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

  • Mister W
    Mister W

    Shopify Stores : “ we make the best margins ” Red : “ hold my mini mag ”

  • Steve Worrell
    Steve Worrell

    Best Linus video in....well I think this is their best video.

  • solaufein

    Very good exposure of both parties.

  • TJ Suydam
    TJ Suydam

    Red, for when you really wanna empty your wallet.

  • Indigo Montari
    Indigo Montari

    Hmmm how much of your project footage was lost to get this vid made?

  • stazorm1

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

  • Morgan Aensland
    Morgan Aensland

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

  • Trumpet Dinopup
    Trumpet Dinopup

    Reminds me of panasonics ridiculous priced p2 memory cards

  • Yurika

    It wouldn't be a LTT vid without Linus dropping or hitting something XD 12:03

  • Aaron Andrew
    Aaron Andrew

    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.

  • Lord Zordid
    Lord Zordid

    "Quality, from the United Kingdom!". Hahahahahahaha!

  • Jim Tomatore
    Jim Tomatore

    Videos like this are why I love your channel.

  • Kakko Wojtylla
    Kakko Wojtylla

    11:40 LOL

  • LiveBig7

    RED should add some rgb lights from now on to justify the price of an ssd, ahahahahah😄😄

  • jaboody singh
    jaboody singh

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

  • Arial CCAA
    Arial CCAA

    "viral" says the guy who got 1.6m when referring to a 76k video

    • cypherusuh

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

    • PersonalPerson

      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.

  • Iskander K
    Iskander K

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

  • kucki tea
    kucki tea

    My saviour

  • 11kele

    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...

  • EuroFlight 38
    EuroFlight 38

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

  • Ryan McLaughlin
    Ryan McLaughlin

    Wait, was step 3?

  • spikey 27
    spikey 27

    Dontcha just love it when liars get into a pissing contest and are caught "RED" handed.

  • SysGhost

    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.

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