File Extension Library

.AAF File Extension

  • Developer by: Avid Technology
  • Category: Video Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .AAF file?

.AAF file extension is created by Avid Technology. .AAF has been classified as Video Files. The format of .AAF file is Binary.

.AAF is Advanced Authoring Format File

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.

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

NOTE: Adobe Premiere Pro can export AAF files.

List of all softwares that can open the Advanced Authoring Format File
Avid Pro Tools
Avid Media Composer
Avid Xpress
Adobe After Effects CC 2019
Avid Pro Tools
Avid Media Composer
Avid Xpress
Adobe After Effects CC 2019
Apple Logic Pro X

How to Open .AAF file on different platforms

Open .AAF File on Windows

  • Right-click a .AAF
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .AAF file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .AAF files" Press "Ok"

Open .AAF File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .AAF file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .AAF File on Linux

Right click on the .AAF file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .AAF File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .AAF file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .AAF File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .AAF files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .AAF files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .AAF files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .AAF file format
  2. You need to check the .AAF file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)