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Porta Brace Universal Shoulder Pad

B&H # POSP3G Mfr # SP-3G
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You Pay: $51.21
Product Highlights
  • Extra Cushioning for Shoulder Mount Rigs
  • Anti-Skid, Slip-Not Dot Fabric
  • Hook-and-Loop Fasteners

The Porta Brace Universal Shoulder Pad is designed to offer extra cushioning for various DSLR shoulder-mount rigs or for certain shoulder-mounted broadcast cameras. The bottom of the pad is covered with an anti-skid dot fabric to keep the camera or shoulder-mount assembly in place on your shoulder.

The pad attaches to a camera or to rig hardware via three hook-and-loop fasteners.

Note! Shoulder-mount rig not included – pad only.

Weight 1 lb (0.5 kg)

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Porta BraceUniversal Shoulder Pad
 
4.5

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (8)
  • Easy to use (7)
  • Comfortable (4)
  • Highly compatible (4)
  • Improves performance (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (10)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Perfect with Modifications

      This is a terrific design. It is very comfortable. The only issue I had with it was the fact that the foam is level, however the slope of most people's shoulders is not. ...Read complete review

      This is a terrific design. It is very comfortable. The only issue I had with it was the fact that the foam is level, however the slope of most people's shoulders is not. So when it was sitting on my shoulder it would cause the rig to tilt a little to the right with the downward slope of my shoulder. But thank's to the well thought-out design all I had to do was to open up the pouch that holds the foam (it secures with velcro) and add another piece of foam to the outer edge under the right side rail. Worked like a charm. The stock foam feels a little stiff. Might try some softer foam at some point. Overall I think this is very well designed and I would definitely recommend it.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Not cheap but necessary

      I got to admit that at first I was a little disappointed of the Pad. In fact it is just some (3) layers of foam, wrapped in Nylon with some velcro. You...Read complete review

      I got to admit that at first I was a little disappointed of the Pad. In fact it is just some (3) layers of foam, wrapped in Nylon with some velcro. You can disassemble it completely, and than you got that feeling that you could have build it yourself for less than what you payed for. But on the other Hand, why want you build it yourself and End up with something that looks like DiY, when you can buy some that, at least, looks and works professional. And it works just great with my Rod system. It takes the Heavy pressure of my shoulder. And the fact that I'm a huge Porta Brace Fan, I got to have it.

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      5.0

      Everyone should have one

      By Dmpprod

      from NYC

      Comments about Porta Brace Universal Shoulder Pad:

      Really is a must have piece of gear for the handheld operation of today's Frankencams!

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      3.0

      A comfy and basic Shoulder Pad

      By AF100 shooter

      from New Jersey

      About Me Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use
        • Home
        • Landscape Photography
        • Macro Photography
        • Portraits
        • Studio
        • Traveling

        Comments about Porta Brace Universal Shoulder Pad:

        Does what it's supposed to, and allows you to add extra cushioning by opening the velcro flaps. A bit costly, but a lot better than the really cheap rubber pads.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        good but pricey

        By KN

        from Sacramento, CA

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Bulky

        Best Uses

          Comments about Porta Brace Universal Shoulder Pad:

          item is nice and serves its purpose and is a reasonably priced compared to the market but there is cheaper alternatives.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Great Product!

          By toiletboy

          from Athens GA

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • DSLR rig
            • Traveling

            Comments about Porta Brace Universal Shoulder Pad:

            Overall, a great product. The velcro attachment feels a little insecure at first, but it's actually not bad. Nice padding. The price is a little high though for what it is.

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            • No

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            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Not cheap but necessary

            By Gerrit

            from Luebeck, Germany

            About Me Hobbyist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Highly Compatible
            • Improves Performance
            • Lightweight
            • Professional Quality

            Cons

            • Poor Design
            • Pricey / Poor Value

            Best Uses

            • Complex Projects
            • Home Movies
            • Independent Films
            • In The Studio

            Comments about Porta Brace Universal Shoulder Pad:

            I got to admit that at first I was a little disappointed of the Pad. In fact it is just some (3) layers of foam, wrapped in Nylon with some velcro. You can disassemble it completely, and than you got that feeling that you could have build it yourself for less than what you payed for. But on the other Hand, why want you build it yourself and End up with something that looks like DiY, when you can buy some that, at least, looks and works professional. And it works just great with my Rod system. It takes the Heavy pressure of my shoulder. And the fact that I'm a huge Porta Brace Fan, I got to have it.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Share this review

             
            4.0

            Comfy and versatile

            By Greg Smith

            from Champaign, IL, USA

            About Me Semi-pro videographer

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • High Quality
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Video camera rig

              Comments about Porta Brace Universal Shoulder Pad:

              Nice, big and soft, with numerous flaps and Velcro to allow it to be mounted any way to almost any equipment. Typical great Porta Brace quality, and it looks like it will wear well and last a long time. It was a little too bulky to use with the particular camcorder I had intended it for, but I'm keeping this because it will undoubtedly come in handy for some future rig.

              • Primary use:
              • Business
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Perfect with Modifications

              By Mark1138

              from Shelbyville, IL

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Adjustable Foam Inserts
              • Comfortable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Porta Brace Universal Shoulder Pad:

                  This is a terrific design. It is very comfortable. The only issue I had with it was the fact that the foam is level, however the slope of most people's shoulders is not. So when it was sitting on my shoulder it would cause the rig to tilt a little to the right with the downward slope of my shoulder. But thank's to the well thought-out design all I had to do was to open up the pouch that holds the foam (it secures with velcro) and add another piece of foam to the outer edge under the right side rail. Worked like a charm. The stock foam feels a little stiff. Might try some softer foam at some point. Overall I think this is very well designed and I would definitely recommend it.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business

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                  5.0

                  Best shoulder pad out there!

                  By ColoDP

                  from Colorado

                  About Me Film Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Great Price
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • NONE

                  Best Uses

                  • Move quickly to handheld
                  • Pillow on long shoots

                  Comments about Porta Brace Universal Shoulder Pad:

                  This shoulder pad is the best option for a camera mounted on rods. It is soft, comfortable, durable, easy to put on and take off and offers Porta Brace quality. Such a great value since it is cheaper than many of the uncomfortable pads out there. I would highly recommend!

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  The Best Shoulder Pad Ever

                  By ASG

                  from Pennsylvania

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Good Stability
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Stabilization

                    Comments about Porta Brace Universal Shoulder Pad:

                    This pad is practical and effective, its easy to put on and easy to remove and the non-slip material is amazing, its well made and very comfortable and at this price its a must have for any rail shoulder rig...

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                    5.0

                    Love it!

                    By eric

                    from vancouver, bc

                    About Me Film Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Folds Small
                    • Good Stability
                    • Lightweight
                    • Unfolds Quickly

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Movies
                      • Stabilization

                      Comments about Porta Brace Universal Shoulder Pad:

                      Works just great, amount of padding adjustable. Simple, durable, useable.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Highly useful!

                      By Pamplemousse

                      from Aspen

                      About Me Professional Artist

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact Design
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Highly Compatible
                      • Improves Performance
                      • Lightweight
                      • Professional Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Independent Films

                        Comments about Porta Brace Universal Shoulder Pad:

                        Using this with both a DSLR rig with rods, and with a super 16mm film camera. Excellent cushioning. The non slip material which rests on the shoulder works well. Any of the three layers of foam of different thicknesses can be removed to suit one's preference. Very useful, well made product!

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Universal shoulder pad by Porta Brace

                        By Sully

                        from Arlington, Virginia

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact Design
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Highly Compatible
                        • Improves Performance
                        • Professional Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Porta Brace Universal Shoulder Pad:

                            Finally there is a quick and easy solution to the shoulder cushioning problem for the video cameras that require rail support. It peals off partially so that it can be left on the rails while the camera is on a tripod. When it is time to put it on the shoulder, you just take it off the tripod and velcro the pad quickly under the rails. The best part...It is black ...not that awful blue.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Why didn't I think of that

                            By James

                            from Scottsdale, AZ

                            About Me Business Owner

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Highly Compatible

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Porta Brace Universal Shoulder Pad:

                                Mounts on rods, legs. Simple & effective.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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