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When you shoot on RED, chances are your footage is captured to RED MINI-MAG® media, known for their quality and durability. With the move to shooting in 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.
RED Approved LogoFeaturing a dual-port, 40Gbps Thunderbolt™ 3 interface, this RED APPROVED reader ingests footage from RED MINI-MAG memory cards to any Mac®, Windows®, or Linux® computer with Thunderbolt 3 ports—on location, in the studio, or in the edit suite—at the fastest speeds the cards will support.
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.
The ability to ingest multiple cards simultaneously means you can complete the process—without swapping cards—in as little as one sixth the time required using a single-slot reader!
Built with rugged aluminium enclosures, SF3 Series card readers are designed to be stacked and daisy chained, enabling you to connect up to six RED MINI-MAG readers to your computer through a single cable. Now you can take advantage of Thunderbolt 3’s 2750 MB/s bandwidth to ingest four, six or more cards simultaneously!
Measuring 5.75 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. Built with rugged aluminium enclosures, SF3 Series card readers are designed to be stacked and daisy chained, enabling multiple RED MINI-MAG, SxS, and CFast 2.0 readers to occupy the same footprint, while connecting to your computer through a single cable. Now you can take advantage of Thunderbolt 3’s 2,750 MB/s bandwidth to ingest four, six or more cards simultaneously!
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.
Thunderbolt 3 Cable and ThunderLok 3The SF3 Series - RED MINI-MAG Pro Card Reader features two Thunderbolt 3 ports; the first one used for connecting to your computer, while the second supports daisy chaining of up to five additional Thunderbolt peripheral devicesto a single port on your computer. The reader includes 10Gbps USB 3.1 Gen 2 support, meaning you can connect a USB device to the second port using the proper cable or adapter. The Sonnet reader also provides full support for connecting up to two 4K displays @ 60Hz or one 5K display @ 60Hz(1). For connected devices requiring extra power, 15 watts is provided to bus-powered Thunderbolt 3 peripherals, such as the SF3 Series - CFast 2.0 Pro Card Reader.
Thunderbolt 3 Cable and ThunderLok 3Thunderbolt 3 Cable and ThunderLok 3Thunderbolt 3 Cable and ThunderLok 3In addition to a 0.5-meter Thunderbolt 3 cable to connect the SF3 Series reader to your computer, Sonnet includes a ThunderLok 3(2) Thunderbolt connector retainer clip to secure the cable to the reader (because accidental cable disconnects can lead to data loss). The clip slides over one end of the cable and secures it to the reader with a thumbscrew. Because of its unique design, ThunderLok does not attach to the connector itself, but remains on the cable so it won’t get lost when not in use.
No Thunderbolt 3? No problem—the 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).
|THUNDERBOLT 3 PRODUCTS||SKU||Big Sur Intel Macs||Big Sur M1 Macs|
|Echo 11 Thunderbolt 3 Dock||SON-ECHO-DK11-TB3||√||√ (M1 Macs support only one monitor in TB Docks)|
|Solo5G USB 3 to 5GBASE-T Ethernet Adapter||SON-SOLO5G-USB3||√ (Update driver to version 1.4.12)||X Marvell driver update TBD|
|Solo10G Thunderbolt 3 to 10GBASE-T Ethernet Adapter||SON-SOLO10G-TB3||√||√|
|Solo10G Thunderbolt 3 to SFP+ 10 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (SFP+ included)||SON-SOLO10G-SFP-TB3||√||√|
|Twin10G Thunderbolt 3 Edition - Dual Port 10GBASE-T Ethernet Adapter||SON-SOLO10G-SFP-TB3||√||Sonnet X550 driver update coming Q1 2021|
|Twin10G SFP+ Thunderbolt 3 Edition - Dual Port SFP+ 10 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter||SON-TWIN10GCSFP-TB3||√||Sonnet 82599 driver update coming Q1 2021|
|Echo Express SEL Thunderbolt 3 One-Slot Low-Profile PCIe Card Expansion System||SON-ECHOEXPSE1-TB3||√||√ (PCIe card must have M1 compatible driver)|
|Echo Express SE I Thunderbolt 3 One-Slot PCIe Card Expansion System||SON-ECHOEXPSEL-TB3||√||√ (PCIe card must have M1 compatible driver)|
|Echo Express SE IIIe Thunderbolt 3 Three-Slot PCIe Card Expansion System||SON-ECHOEXPSE3-E-TB3||√||√ (PCIe cards must have M1 compatible drivers)|
|Echo III Desktop Thunderbolt 3 Three-Slot PCIe Card Expansion System||SON-ECHO3D-TB3||√||√ (PCIe cards must have M1 compatible drivers)|
|Echo III Rackmount Thunderbolt 3 Three-Slot PCIe Card Expansion System||SON-ECHO3R-TB3||√||√ (PCIe cards must have M1 compatible drivers)|
|2018 xMac mini Server with one full-length and one half-length slot Thunderbolt 3 Edition||SON-XMACMSA-TB3||√||√ (PCIe cards must have M1 compatible drivers)|
|eGFX Breakaway Box 550||SON-GPU550W-TB3||√||X (M1 Macs do not currently support eGPUs)|
|eGPU Breakaway Box 750||SON-GPU-750W-TB3||√||X (M1 Macs do not currently support eGPUs)|
|eGPU Breakaway Box 750ex||SON-GPU-750WEX-TB3||√||X (M1 Macs do not currently support eGPUs)|
|eGPU Breakaway Puck Radeon RX 5500XT||SON-GPURX5500XT-TB3||√||X (M1 Macs do not support Dual Display TB Adapters)|
|eGPU Breakaway Puck Radeon RX 5700||SON-GPURX5700-TB3||√||X (M1 Macs do not support Dual Display TB Adapters)|
|Thunderbolt 3 to Dual DisplayPort Adapter - Supports two 4K Displays||SON-TB3DDP4K||√||X (M1 Macs do not support Dual Display TB Adapters)|
|Thunderbolt 3 to Dual HDMI Adapter - Supports two 4K Displays||SON-TB3DHDMI||√||X (M1 Macs do not support Dual Display TB Adapters)|
|PROFESSIONAL MEDIA READERS||SKU||Big Sur Intel Macs||Big Sur M1 Macs|
|SF3 Series - CFexpress/XQD Thunderbolt 3 Pro Card Reader||SON-SF3-2CFEX||√||√ CFExpress | X Sony XQD driver update TBD|
|SF3 Series - CFast 2.0 Thunderbolt 3 Pro Card Reader||SON-SF32CFST||√||√|
|SF3 Series - RED Mini-Mag Thunderbolt 3 Pro Card Reader||SON-SF3-2RMM||√||√|
|SF3 Series - SxS Thunderbolt 3 Pro Card Reader||SON-SF32SXS||√||X Sony SxS driver update TBD|
|Thunderbolt Pro P2 Card Reader - Thunderbolt 2||SON-TBP2||Sonnet P2 driver update coming Q1 2021||Sonnet P2 driver update coming Q1 2021|
|Echo ExpressCard Pro SxS Media Reader - Thunderbolt 2||SON-ECHOPROE34||√||X Sony SxS driver update TBD|
|SDHC Adapter for SxS Camera Slot or SF3 Series SxS Reader||SON-SDSXS-E34||√||√|
Now that pretty much every camera captures to digital media, choosing the right kind of reader has never been more important. For 35 years Sonnet has pioneered innovative and award-winning products that enhance computer performance and connectivity. This blog looks at Sonnet’s expanding range of professional media readers.