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RED 512GB MINI-MAG-Side-SSD-ReaderRED teased newer mags for their cameras back in November, and now they have finally arrived, starting with a 512GB MINI-MAG. The biggest change from the old cards is that these are much cheaper and faster, so you can get better compression ratios than the older cards. How much better you ask? A chart has been posted showing exactly what kind of compression improvements you’ll be looking at, and we’ve embedded it below. More »

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RED MiniMag Reader and Side SSDWhile they aren’t technically new, RED has quietly taken the wraps off of new capacities for their MiniMags, which were originally designed for the Proxy Module to record DNxHD and ProRes. Even though it was announced at NAB, that module has not been released yet, but RED has decided to take the same kind of cards and use them inside a brand new Side SSD to record RAW. In addition, RED has also increased support for a number of Canon lenses in Beta firmware v5.1.29. Read on for more on the Side SSD and Canon lens support. More »

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I’ve pointed out in the past that one of the things keeping the RED SCARLET from being anywhere close to a $10k camera (as its price tag first indicates) is the price of its accompanying REDMAG media. RED recently dropped the price on REDMAGs, but even with the new pricing it’s still easy to spend half as much on the media as you did on the camera body — a ratio that is almost never true for other cameras. The EPIC needs high-speed media for its decreased compression and increased frame rates (and the ratio of media:camera is more friendly with a $1,000 media card when you’re spending $30k on the camera brain), but the SCARLET could use some correspondingly cheaper options. Not just in terms of capacity — also in terms of speed, given no one is shooting 5K at 120FPS on their SCARLET. Enter the new 48GB REDMAGs. More »