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.AAF File Extension

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File TypeAdvanced Authoring Format File

DeveloperAvid Technology
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CategoryVideo Files


This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.


File used by Avid audio editing and production software products such as Avid Pro Tools and Avid Media Composer; contains links to audio and video files as well as editing decisions that are applied to the audio and video data.

More Information

The Advanced Authoring Format is used as interchange format between platforms.

NOTE: Adobe Premiere Pro can export AAF files.

Programs that open AAF files
Avid Pro Tools
Avid Media Composer
Avid Xpress
Adobe After Effects CC 2015
Avid Pro Tools
Avid Media Composer
Avid Xpress
Adobe After Effects CC 2015
Apple Logic Pro X
Updated 10/11/2013

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