There was an inspirational skit on Late night with Conan O’Brian recently. For a moment the lanky host did all the video mixing himself. While Conan was rocking the mixer live the show’s director just sat back and munched on his sandwich.
As the prices of cameras go down mixing multiple feeds is likely to break through in hosted video blogs as well. Instead of mixing feeds manually, the events could be automatically triggered using face recognition. I’m not sure how useful it would be, but it is a cool concept and could come in handy in broadcast media during the directors’ strike.