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.AEP File Extension

File Type 1After Effects Project

DeveloperAdobe Systems
4.2 (187 Votes)
CategoryVideo Files

What is a AEP file?

An AEP file is a video editing project created with Adobe After Effects. It contains a video composition that includes audio, images, and video clips, a timeline, and various effects that can be applied to the movie. AEP files are used for creating professional-quality video productions.

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Screenshot of a .aep file in Adobe After Effects 2020

AEP file open in Adobe After Effects 2020

The AEP file is one of two file types used to save video editing projects in After Effects. The main format is the AEP file, which is saved in binary format. The other format projects may be saved in is the .AEPX file, which is a text-based XML project file.

After Effects projects may be saved as templates. One file type used to store templates is the .AET binary project and the .AETX XML project.

To create an After Effects project, select File → New → New Project then click File → Save or Save As → Save As....

To open an After Effects project, select File → Open Project....

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Programs that open AEP files

Updated 1/3/2020

File Type 2Advanced Encryption Package Encrypted File

2.6 (18 Votes)
CategoryEncoded Files

.AEP File Association 2

File encrypted by Advanced Encryption Package (AEP), a program used for securing files for storage and transfer; can be password protected and secured using one of the various encryption methods provided by the software.

Programs that open AEP files

Updated 11/23/2012

File Type 3Activ E-Book Project

DeveloperAnswers 2000
3.7 (12 Votes)
CategoryeBook Files

.AEP File Association 3

Electronic book, or e-book, created with the Activ E-Book compiler; includes pages that can be read like a physical book; may include text and images, as well as animations, hypertext navigation (links), JavaScript, and Java applets.

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An Activ E-Book project can be saved as a standard executable (.EXE) file, which will run on any computer with Windows 95 or later.

Programs that open AEP files

Answers 2000 Activ E-Book Compiler
Updated 4/18/2007

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