Faceshift: Realtime Motion Capture Software

Just wanted to share this intriguing video a friend just let me know about. It shows some demos of Faceshift, a recently released piece of software for motion capture of faces. It still looks like it has room for improvement, but what they’ve achieved so far looked pretty impressive.

I suppose animation studios have ways to do this sort of motion capture already but this looks like they are opening it up a bit with an SDK. I wonder if something like this could ever be incorporated into blender or used in the workflow?

Anyone know of an open source product that has similar functions? Faceshift looks nice but I find the $800 PER YEAR price unpalatable.