pan in

pan in (on someone or something)

To use a zoom lens on a video camera to bring someone or something into close-up while recording. The film opens on a dramatic view of the Grand Canyon before slowly panning in on a man tiptoeing along its edge. Start by filming the football game, then pan in on the name of the protagonist written on the back of his jersey. Make sure you linger on serenity of the suburbs before panning in.
See also: pan, someone

pan in

(on someone or something) Go to zoom in (on someone or something).
See also: pan
References in classic literature ?
He squatted down, holding the pan in his two hands, and partly immersing it in the stream.
Not really considered a pancake by some, it's a fast-fix mixture of eggs, flour, milk and melted butter that puffs up dramatically and turns golden in a skillet or pie pan in a hot oven.
This innovative program will introduce one new, exciting ice cream flavor each month that will be displayed in a unique red pan in every store across the country.
They can also pan in all directions, save and print the images for personal use.