Rowan Exits Cisco (for Five9) from Dave Michels on Vimeo.
I'm not picking on these guys specifically, it's just the latest of years and years worth of videos of this type.
This process can be duplicated for 3-4 participants. Eventually, you'll run out of horizontal video real estate with too many participants and be forced into the Hollywood Squares experience.
This entire process can be integrated into a vendor's video chat product. Call it "Interview Mode" with one button push to activate everything. It can also be used for training videos where the educators are in different locations with purposes of recording the chat for later use. Lastly, the above solution can use in 3 or more party video chats. Person A can see B and C, B can see A and C and C can see A and B with the feeling that the other two are in the same location.
This will bring an end to those videos chats that have inappropriate voice switching that are still hampered by the switch latency.
If this does not currently exist within anyone's particular product and someone wants to develop it, feel free to use any or all of what I've posted. I just want better products that we all can use.
Dedicated to doing my best to bring quasi immersive solutions to low end video chatting.