A CDE Definition
Ken Burns effect
A documentary movie technique that zooms in and pans still images. Named after American documentary maker Ken Burns, Apple popularized the effect in its iMovie software in 2003. Although still pictures, the slow zooming in and out and panning gives the appearance of motion and adds more visual interest. See pan.
(1) To move a video or film camera horizontally across a scene. A horizontal scroll bar on an application window provides the same type of movement. See pan & scan and PTZ.
(2) (PAN) (Primary Account Number) The customer number on an EMV credit or debit card. Contrast with token. See EMV.
(3) (PAN) See processor area network and personal area network.
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