The other day Telestream announced the availability of an open source H.265 encoder via the x265.org site. Guess we don't have to wait for "Encoding to come later". See here: http://www.telestream.net/company/press/2013-09-03.htm
NASA has been selling off old Space Shuttle equipment for some time on the GSA auction site. I have seen computers, cables, tools, cameras, etc.. on there before.