to photograph or televise while rotating a camera on its vertical or horizontal axis in order to keep a moving person or object in view or allow the film to record a panorama: to pan from one end of the playing field to the other during the opening of the football game.
(of a camera) to be moved or manipulated in such a manner: The cameras panned occasionally during the scene.
to move (a camera) in such a manner: to pan the camera across the scene.
to photograph or televise (a scene, moving character, etc.) by panning the camera.