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Become a DCTV Member

DCTV Equipment Rentals is one of the only rental houses in New York City that does not require production insurance! In return however, we require that you are a DCTV Member and meet all requirements listed below. Membership is only $25/year, and can be applied for at the same time you make your reservation. Details here.

Make a Reservation

Please call 646.484.4632 with a valid credit card number in your name to inquire about equipment availability and to make a reservation.

If you, the DCTV Member who is renting equipment, will not be present at the time of check-out, you can assign a pick-up proxy when placing your reservation with us by signing and emailing a CC Authorization Form. Your reservation will not be complete until we receive these materials, at which point you will be sent an e-mail confirmation for your reservation. If you wish to have a credit card and list of pick-up proxies kept on-file with us, sign and email a CC & Proxy On-File Authorization Form. Please note that only the primary account holder, and not your proxies, are allowed to make reservations, cancellations, extensions, etc. In other words, you are the only one authorized to be in contact with DCTV Equipment Rentals.

A $50 cancellation fee will apply to any reservation cancelled within the same transaction period as the scheduled check-out time. Walk-in rentals are based on availability.

Check Out Equipment

You are required to provide the following at the time of or prior to check-out:

    1) Primary Government Issue Photo ID

    Accepted: Drivers License, State ID, Military ID, Passport

    2) Secondary ID

    Accepted: 2nd Primary ID, Employee ID, Student ID, Union Membership

    3) Credit/Debit Card

    Accepted: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover
    All credit/debit cards must be in the name of the DCTV Member who is renting equipment, and no one else is authorized to use or sign for the credit/debit card.

    4) Authorization Hold

    This amount will be held on your credit/debit card for the duration of the rental.
    • 50% of the full replacement cost for equipment valued below $10,000
    • 100% of the full replacement cost for equipment valued above $10,000

Check In Equipment

Please allot time for us to review all returned equipment to ensure it is in the same condition that it was in when rented to you.

Once the equipment has been reviewed, the actual rental cost will be charged to your credit/debit card, and the remaining funds from the authorization hold will be released from your card.

In the case that equipment is deemed lost or damaged, you will be responsible for the cost of its replacement or repair.

Anyone is entitled to return equipment in your stead.

Transaction Periods

Mon – Fri

AM: 10am – 12pm
PM: 3pm – 6pm

These are the only times that check-ins and check-outs can occur. Any transactions that take place outside of these designated periods will incur additional fees, and DCTV reserves the right to refuse any transaction outside of these designated periods for any reason. Equipment returned earlier than your scheduled transaction period will still incur their full charges, and equipment returned late will incur additional fees.



Got a short shoot? Want the most inexpensive option? You don’t even have to rent for a full day – just return the equipment by the next transaction period. Done!


Rent for 24 hours, 48 hours, 72 hours… you get the idea. And you get bang for your buck.


Pick up after 3pm on Friday, return by 12pm on Monday. Pay for 1 Day. Simple. Awesome.


Want to rent for a week, but only pay for 4 days? You got it!

Check out our inventory pages for price breakdowns:
Camera, Camera Accessories, Audio, Lighting