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Founded in 1972, DCTV is a non-profit media arts center for NYC’s independent filmmakers. Fostering a diverse and inclusive community in its landmark firehouse located in Chinatown/Tribeca, DCTV provides affordable workshops, production equipment and space rentals, post-production facilities, a signature screening and event series, renowned youth media programs, and more – all under the same roof as its award-winning documentary production house. We know the costs of a full-scale production can be prohibitive so we’ve got your back. DCTV Equipment Rentals is a unique resource for independent filmmakers, making gear accessible and affordable. We’re one of the only rental houses that offers both inexpensive authorization holds and/or production insurance. Plus, by renting with us, you’re supporting our many resources and services that support filmmakers like you. Our firehouse is your firehouse. For more info, you can reach us at rentals@dctvny.org or 212.966.4510x632

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Reviews (47)

Average 5.0 Stars

Great gear and easy transaction

Loved the experience. Thank you so much.

Owner

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM

February 2019

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Renting from DCTV was easy and very accessible. Some of the equipment is old, but for the price, its a bargain. The kind and helpful receptionist makes the whole rental process such a breeze. I wouldn't hesitate to rent from DCTV again.

Great renting experience as always!

Owner

Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM

January 2019

Great renting experience as always!

Easy Breezy!

Owner

Rode VideoMic Pro

September 2018

Great service and equipment as always! Love DCTV

Wonderful experience renting from DCTV as always

Great as always!!! Kit ready for pickup when i arrived, every thing included, friendly and efficient service. Love them!

Owner

Lowel Tota Omni Light Kits

August 2018

Great rental!

Great mic, convenient pickup!

a delight

Owner

Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM

June 2018

Easy to work with and delightful, as always

Owner

Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM

June 2018

Worked great!

I had a really great experience renting with DCTV. They're awesome!

Great device! Simple and elegant, gets the job done.

Easy pickup and drop-off. Great communication. Would rent again

Awesome customer service!!!

Friendly and prompt communication and great gear!

DCTV is absolutely wonderful resource.

The lights worked great! Easy check-in and check-out too!

Really easy to pick up and drop off. Communication was great. Service was great. Equipment worked great. Would def rent from DCTV again.

Returned gear in same condition, hope you'll rent from us again!

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FUJINON MK50-135MM T2.9

January 2018

Easy checkout, great price, lovely staff, plenty helpful. Renting from DCTV isn't only wise economically, but it also supports one of NYC's most vital cinema/filmmaking institutions!

Great rental!

Owner

Canon 7D Body

October 2017

Very smooth transaction. Convenient process and a nice location.

Owner

Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM

November 2016

Great transaction! Will use again.

Simple and efficient.

Owner

Canon 5D Mark III

September 2016

Great rental, great location thanks!

DCTV forgot the batteries and I had all this equipment delivered. I had to ran back to get the batteries and they were super apologetic. Everything worked out great after that.

Owner

Matthews Roadrags kit

August 2016

Check in took awhile but it was a pretty easy transaction

Owner

Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM

August 2016

They were great. Very helpful and accommodating!

Great transaction! Will definitely be back!

Great transaction! Will definitely be back!

Owner

June 2016

Very professional and helpful. Would definitely rent again.

Owner

Canon 5D Mark III

May 2016

Everything was great!

Owner

Matthews Roadrags kit

May 2016

DCTV couldn't have been easier to work with and their staff answered all my questions promptly. I'm happy to support their organization.

Owner

Canon 5D Mark III

April 2016

This was my first time with Kitsplit and I am very pleased to know a source where I am charged only the rental + affordable insurance fee but not the total cost of the lens on my card unlike some other rental places. I am very much pleased with the prompt replies of the people working at Kitsplit, they were very prompt, kind and supportive with all my questions. It was great to be in touch with real human beings. I ll definitely think of Kitsplit if i need to rent equipment and i have already been suggesting it to my photographer friends as a source. Thank you

Owner

Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM

March 2016

Fantastic experience. Thanks so much!

DCTV was quick to respond to questions, and pick-up and drop off were easy. Would rent from them again.

Owner

March 2016

Everything went well with this rental. I'd recommend DCTV 100%

May 2015

It was very easy and convenient renting from DCTV. Plus the building is cool (has a firetruck in it!)

May 2015

Thanks!

April 2015

Thanks!

April 2015

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