swing (a video or movie camera) in a horizontal or vertical plane, typically to give a panoramic effect or follow a subject.
[no object] (of a camera) be swung in a horizontal or vertical plane:the camera panned to the dead dictator
a panning movement:that slow pan over Los Angeles
pan and scan
a technique for narrowing the aspect ratio of a widescreen movie to fit the squarer shape of a television screen by continuously selecting the portion of the original picture with the most significance, rather than just the middle portion.