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Offline jonny round boy

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SYS-AZ Drawers -Video Review
« on: December 19, 2014, 03:22 AM »
As I mentioned in my 'first look' review back in September, I wanted to do a follow-up on these once I had time. It's taken a few months rather than the few days [eek] but it's now done!

This is my first ever video review, so please excuse the somewhat sloppy editing, bad direction, varying sound levels, etc.!



Any questions, comments etc. are of course welcome!

Oh, one more thing, erm, I tend to, erm, use 'erm' a lot, erm, I don't know why, erm, it's just the way I, erm, speak. Erm, sorry about that. [embarassed]
« Last Edit: December 19, 2014, 04:13 AM by jonny round boy »
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Offline eddomak

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Re: SYS-AZ Drawers -Video Review
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2014, 04:01 AM »
Fantastic! Thanks for that review - I am thinking of getting a set in January (once the price is released here in Australia) and your video was very clear and straightforward, and will certainly be one of my "reference" videos if I go ahead with it.

Cheers!

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Re: SYS-AZ Drawers -Video Review
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2014, 04:37 AM »
Hi Jonny,

Very professional for your first time - love the little "production notes" that were obviously just a little out of shot  [wink]

You covered everything very well in a concise way that left no detail out - that's a rare talent. Looking forward to more videos...

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Re: SYS-AZ Drawers -Video Review
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2014, 04:37 AM »
 Very good video Jonny,
   Like wise, I'm. interested to see what they will cost in Aus, I reckon $60 a draw!

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Re: SYS-AZ Drawers -Video Review
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2014, 05:46 AM »
Hi Jonathan

For a first video attempt I think that you have made an excellent job - when I look at my early efforts I cringe.

I will give you some advice, pretty much a copy of advice that I received from various people as I went along...

Sound: If you rely on the camera mic (with auto levels) then you need to try to avoid loud noises as it makes the mic level go too low for your voice. If you are going to make a lot of videos then get a wireless mic.

Camera Angles: In order to keep it visually interesting try moving the camera to different positions for each take and make each take much shorter.

Diction: Excellent.

Pace: Excellent.

Story/Explanation: Excellent.

Well done - I think that you should create a FOG thread for this (perhaps you have and I have not spotted it).

One other reason why they may not be suitable for vans is if a van has been outside all night and everything is below freezing in the back then going over a big bump could break all the plastic parts.

Cheers.

Peter

EDIT: When I wrote this I thought that I was replying to Jonathan's PM to me eek !
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Re: SYS-AZ Drawers -Video Review
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2014, 08:52 AM »
Excellent job Jonathan.  Look forward to more interesting videos from you.  Bill

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Re: SYS-AZ Drawers -Video Review
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2014, 09:30 AM »
Hi Jonathan,

Nicely done review and very helpful.  One question, please. 

Wondering if the bottom drawer of a 4 drawer Sortainer can be opened while sitting in a SYS-AZ or is the Sortainer drawer blocked from opening by the front of the SYS-AZ?  Do you happen to have a 4 drawer Sortainer to test it with?

Offline jonny round boy

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Re: SYS-AZ Drawers -Video Review
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2014, 10:08 AM »
Wondering if the bottom drawer of a 4 drawer Sortainer can be opened while sitting in a SYS-AZ or is the Sortainer drawer blocked from opening by the front of the SYS-AZ?  Do you happen to have a 4 drawer Sortainer to test it with?

I've just tried it - I don't have a 4 drawer sortainer any more (cannibalised them for the MegaSortainer!) but have a 12 drawer:



As you can see, you can't open the drawers on the lowest level, the sortainer sits too low in the tray.

My question in reply would be: Why would you want to put a drawer unit inside a drawer? Surely it would make more sense to just have it on the bottom shelf, and have the Sysport drawers above...
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Re: SYS-AZ Drawers -Video Review
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2014, 10:18 AM »
Thanks for checking for me.  I am planning to build a MFT cart and a sysport to go with it.  Still working out the details and this helps with planning.

Offline Charlie Mac

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Re: SYS-AZ Drawers -Video Review
« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2014, 10:36 AM »
Thanks for taking the time to do this JRB. Great video and the audio was dead on. Nice job!
-Charlie

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« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2014, 11:57 AM »
You did a great job on your first review. Looking forward to more in the future.
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Offline Roseland

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Re: SYS-AZ Drawers -Video Review
« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2014, 12:08 PM »
Great review; much appreciated.

If I could do a video half as well I'd be happy!

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« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2014, 12:47 PM »
Nice review!  Appreciated the details you covered and actually showing the install process as well!

neil

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Re: SYS-AZ Drawers -Video Review
« Reply #13 on: December 19, 2014, 03:33 PM »
Cheers for the video JRB !

As you know, I was a bit disappointed when I read the Festool literature regarding not being able to fit them in a vehicle, but after watching your review, I cant see any reasonable reason why they couldn't/shouldn't be fitted in my van.

I have been holding back from ordering these, waiting for your review,  http://www.ffx.co.uk/tools/product/Set%20Of%205%20Pull%20Out%20Drawers%200000000091455%20Sys%20Az%20Set , but now I think I will go ahead and order them and start planning my own Sysport.

Thanks again Jonathon!

Tim.

Offline Chris Campbell

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Re: SYS-AZ Drawers -Video Review
« Reply #14 on: December 21, 2014, 12:11 PM »
Great first video, Jonathan! The lighting, sound, angles, and editing are spot on. I look forward to the next one.

Keep up the great work.

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« Reply #15 on: December 21, 2014, 06:21 PM »
Well done for the first........when for the next  [smile]?
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Re: SYS-AZ Drawers -Video Review
« Reply #16 on: December 22, 2014, 12:36 PM »
....As you know, I was a bit disappointed when I read the Festool literature regarding not being able to fit them in a vehicle, but after watching your review, I cant see any reasonable reason why they couldn't/shouldn't be fitted in my van......

As Peter mentioned there could be a problem with the durability of the plastic if installed in a van.  Imagine a cold winter day with a fully loaded Sys 4 and a very bumpy road....
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« Reply #17 on: December 22, 2014, 01:18 PM »
....As you know, I was a bit disappointed when I read the Festool literature regarding not being able to fit them in a vehicle, but after watching your review, I cant see any reasonable reason why they couldn't/shouldn't be fitted in my van......

As Peter mentioned there could be a problem with the durability of the plastic if installed in a van.  Imagine a cold winter day with a fully loaded Sys 4 and a very bumpy road....

The cold can really make plastic very brittle. The battery cover on my new wireless mic is held in place by a pair of plastic tabs. I have been doing some outdoor filming recently and I managed to break one of the plastic tabs - a combination of the brittle plastic and cold hands being used to force it back in place.

Now translate that to a systainer full of kit, as Brice mentions, on a bumpy road and it could be a great disappointment for the van owner.

Peter

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Re: SYS-AZ Drawers -Video Review
« Reply #18 on: December 22, 2014, 02:07 PM »
JRB, Whats with the hair?

I give you 2 thumbs up as a leading actor is a documentary...

Well done

Offline PeterK

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Re: SYS-AZ Drawers -Video Review
« Reply #19 on: December 27, 2014, 09:28 AM »
THANK YOU Jonathon for an excellent review!
You answered all my questions perfectly. :)

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« Reply #20 on: December 28, 2014, 11:41 AM »
For those of you who use SketchUp and are looking to make your own sysports, I've made a quick template & uploaded it to the SketchUp Warehouse. You can use it as the basis for your own sysports. It has 3 columns and is 1000mm high, but you can alter the model to suit your own requirements.

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Re: SYS-AZ Drawers -Video Review - Part 2
« Reply #21 on: December 28, 2014, 05:09 PM »
I've done a short 2nd video just to follow up on a couple of points:

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Re: SYS-AZ Drawers -Video Review
« Reply #22 on: December 29, 2014, 03:57 AM »
Hi Jonathan

I think that I am going to retire from video making - you are very good - well done.

If I were making sysports on castors I would make the finished height 900 mm so that I can use the top as an infeed, outfeed or general support at the same height as the MFT3.

Peter

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Re: SYS-AZ Drawers -Video Review
« Reply #23 on: December 29, 2014, 05:16 AM »
Hi Jonathan,

Just a quick suggestion is that it would be helpful if you increase the default volume of the videos? I have you on maximum volume and am still finding it a little hard to hear you.

Thanks again for the update and the sketchup - very helpful. Australian pricing has been announced at $AUD69 per drawer.

Cheers!

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Re: SYS-AZ Drawers -Video Review
« Reply #24 on: December 29, 2014, 05:48 AM »
Hi Jonathan,

Just a quick suggestion is that it would be helpful if you increase the default volume of the videos? I have you on maximum volume and am still finding it a little hard to hear you.

Thanks again for the update and the sketchup - very helpful. Australian pricing has been announced at $AUD69 per drawer.

Cheers!

Yes, sorry about the lack of volume. I'm new to this, and at the moment I'm filming them on my phone & using the in-built microphone. I *think* I've discovered how to increase the volume in the editing process- hopefully it will be far better on the next one.
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Re: SYS-AZ Drawers -Video Review
« Reply #25 on: December 29, 2014, 05:58 AM »
Yes, sorry about the lack of volume. I'm new to this, and at the moment I'm filming them on my phone & using the in-built microphone. I *think* I've discovered how to increase the volume in the editing process- hopefully it will be far better on the next one.

A tip I picked up some time ago...

If you have two phones (or a phone and a camera, or a voice recorder or similar), record video on one and use a lapel microphone to record the audio on the other. Use a loud clap or something similar and you can easily sync the video and audio from the two sources in most editing software.

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« Reply #26 on: December 29, 2014, 06:21 AM »
...or you can use one of these:



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« Reply #27 on: December 29, 2014, 06:54 AM »
...or you can use one of these:

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Peter:

Do you have a video on how to make that slate marker - using Festool products, of course?

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« Reply #28 on: December 29, 2014, 07:11 AM »
...or you can use one of these:

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Peter

Hi Bill

You need to look for a Photoshop video to make one of those  [smile]

Peter

Peter:

Do you have a video on how to make one of those - using Festool products, of course?

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Re: SYS-AZ Drawers -Video Review
« Reply #29 on: December 30, 2014, 01:13 PM »
Jonny, super nice presentation!

I am building a cabinet that will use the SYS - AZ Drawers and I am unable to get the drawers through my dealer, their back ordered. In order to continue my cabinet build, I need  a question answered. If I have a space in the cabinet that contains a #4 Systainer and #2 Systainer, how high does the space have to be to contain the two systainers in two SYS - AZ Drawers, one for each Systainer. I am going to assemble the drawers utilizing the 32mm system, like you purposes on your video. Thanks.