Supports RED MINI-MAG Cards at Maximum Speed
When you shoot on RED, chances are your video footage is captured to RED MINI-MAG® media, known for their quality and durability. With the move to shooting demanding 8K and at high frame rates, those cards fill up faster than ever — the need for a tool that accelerates offloading footage from multiple cards is greater than ever, too. The Sonnet SF3™ Series - RED MINI-MAG Pro Card Reader is the ultimate tool for the job.
Featuring a dual-port, 40Gbps Thunderbolt™ interface, this RED APPROVED reader ingests footage from RED MINI-MAG memory cards to any computer with Thunderbolt 4 or Thunderbolt 3 ports at the fastest speeds the cards will support.
Ingest Six Cards Simultaneously
The ability to ingest multiple cards simultaneously at full speed means you can complete the process — without swapping cards — in as little as one sixth the time required using a single-slot reader!
Ingests footage from RED MINI-MAG cards at up to maximum supported speeds. Simultaneously ingest from two cards at full speed.
Enable simultaneous ingest of files from two cards up to 1060 MB/s aggregate.
This Thunderbolt 3 device provides four lanes of PCIe 3.0 (two lanes to each card slot). Thunderbolt 4 would be limited to one lane total. Learn more about Thunderbolt 3 performance benefits over Thunderbolt 4.
Small and rugged aluminum enclosure for reliable operation; design enables multiple SF3 Series pro card readers to occupy same footprint.
Threaded mount points enable secure attachment of two readers side-by-side on a rack tray in just 1U of rack space.
One port connects to computer; second port supports daisy chaining of up to five additional SF3 Series pro card readers.
Supports M1, M2, M1 Pro, M1 Max, and M1 Ultra Macs.
Supports Intel Macs with Thunderbolt 3 ports, and Thunderbolt 2 or Thunderbolt 1 ports (with adapter plus Thunderbolt 2 cable, sold separately).
Supports Windows computers with Thunderbolt 4 or Thunderbolt 3 ports.
Sonnet’s line of pro card readers rely on Thunderbolt 3 technology for maximum performance. Learn Why ›
Dual Card Slots, Less Waiting
The SF3 Series - RED MINI-MAG Pro Card Reader can ingest files simultaneously from two cards at up to 1060 MB/s — more than double the average ingest speed of other RED MINI-MAG card readers — to cut your ingest times in half.
RED Ready. Rack Ready.
Sonnet’s SF3 Series pro card readers include threaded mount points that enable you to securely attach two readers side-by-side on a rack tray in just 1U of rack space.
Designed for Digital Imaging Technicians
Measuring 5.8 inches wide by 1.4 inches high by 6.1 inches deep, the SF3 Series - RED MINI-MAG Pro Card Reader is suitable for use in any workflow and workspace; for DITs working multi-camera shoots or in a small space, the Sonnet reader’s design advantages stand out.
SF3 Series pro card readers feature rugged aluminum enclosures designed to be stacked and daisy chained, enabling multiple AJA PAK Media
, CFast™ 2.0
, RED MINI-MAG, and SxS™ PRO X
readers to occupy the same footprint, while connecting to your computer through a single
cable. You can take advantage of Thunderbolt’s up to 2800 MBz/s of PCIe 3.0 x4 bandwidth to ingest four, six, or more cards simultaneously!
Fastest External Interface Available
Featuring a dual-port 40Gbps Thunderbolt interface, this reader ingests footage from all RED MINI-MAG memory cards to Mac and Windows computers with Thunderbolt 4 or Thunderbolt 3 ports — on location, in the studio, or in the edit suite — at up to the fastest speeds the cards will support.
One port is reserved for the connection to your Thunderbolt 4 or Thunderbolt 3 computer; the second port enables expansion of up to five additional Thunderbolt peripheral devices in a daisy chain.
10Gbps USB 3.2 Gen 2 support allows you to connect a USB device to the second port using the proper cable or adapter.
For peripherals requiring extra power, 15 watts is provided to bus-powered devices.
Maximize the utilization of one computer Thunderbolt port.
All the Right Connections
Sonnet includes a Thunderbolt cable that supports Thunderbolt’s full 40Gbps bandwidth, and is fully compatible with Thunderbolt 4 and Thunderbolt 3 computers. Sonnet also provides a ThunderLok™ 3 Thunderbolt connector retainer clip that prevents accidental cable disconnections — just slide it over one end of the cable, and then plug in the connector and secure it to the reader by turning a thumbscrew. Because of its unique design, ThunderLok remains on the cable so it won’t get lost when not in use.
SF3 Series professional card readers are fully compatible with Thunderbolt 4 computers. Sonnet’s media readers are purposely designed with a Thunderbolt 3 controller and its four lanes of PCIe (not available in a Thunderbolt 4 peripheral) to achieve maximum simultaneous ingest speeds. Learn more
about the performance benefits of Thunderbolt 3 over Thunderbolt 4.
also compatible with Apple M1 and M2 series computers
see Tech Specs for details
No Thunderbolt 4 or Thunderbolt 3? No problem — SF3 Series - RED MINI-MAG Pro Card Reader is also compatible with Macs with Thunderbolt 2 or Thunderbolt ports when used with the bi-directional Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter
and a Thunderbolt cable (both sold separately).
SF3 Series - RED MINI-MAG Pro Card Reader