After Effects CC supported video/image/audio formats

After Effects CC supported import and export formats

Adobe After Effects CC is a digital visual effects, motion graphics, and compositing application developed by Adobe Systems and used in the post-production process of film making and television production. Create cinematic movie titles, intros, and transitions. Start a fire or make it rain. Animate a logo or character. With After Effects CC, the industry-standard motion graphics and visual effects software, you can take any idea and make it move. It can import video, audio and image files from a hard drive.

After Effects CC supported import and export formats

"What video format does new After Effects CC 2019 support?" When using this editing program, you need to concern about what format you can import and export. So you must want to know the best After Effects CC video formats and audio formats. Adobe After Effects CC supports multiple video formats and allows you to create projects that are tailored to your specific format.

After Effects CC Supported Video Formats - Import/Export

Format Import/Export support Format Details
QuickTime (MOV) Import and Export  
Sony X-OCN Import only  
Panasonic Import only Camera acquisition metadata displays in the Dynamic Media panel of the Metadata panel.
RED Import only  

Canon EOS C200 Cinema RAW Light (.crm)

Import only  

RED Image Processing

Import only  
MXF/ARRIRAW Import only ARRIRAW codec in an MXF container file
H.265 (HEVC) Import only HEVC (also known as H.265) codec footage in a QuickTime (.MOV) container

Sony VENICE X-OCN 4K 4:3 Anamorphic and 6K 3:2 (.mxf)

Import only  
3GPP (3GP, 3G2, AMC) Import only  
Adobe Flash Player (SWF) Import only Note: SWF files are imported with an alpha channel. Interactive content is not retained. Export functionality of SWF files is supported by versions earlier than After Effects CC 2014.
Adobe Flash Video (FLV, F4V) Import only  
Animated GIF (GIF) Import  
AVCHD (M2TS) Import only  
DV Import and Export In MOV or AVI container, or as container-less DV stream; requires QuickTime on Windows
Media eXchange Format (MXF) Import only  
MPEG-1 (MPG, MPE, MPA, MPV, MOD) Import only  
H.264 (M4V) Import only  
MPEG-2 (MPG, M2P, M2V, M2P, M2A, M2T) Import only Some MPEG data formats are stored in container formats with filename extensions that are not recognized by After Effects; examples include .vob and .mod. In some cases, you can import these files into After Effects after changing the filename extension to one of the recognized filename extensions. Because of variations in implementation in these container formats, compatibility is not guaranteed.
MPEG-4 (MP4, M4V) Import only  
Video for Windows (AVI) Import and Export Export is on Windows only.
Windows Media (WMV, WMA) Import only Windows only
XDCAM HD and XDCAM EX (MXF, MP4) Import only  
Open Media Framework (OMF) Import and Export Raw media [or essence] only; Windows only

After Effects CC Supported Audio Formats - Import/Export

Format Import/Export support Format Details
Advanced Audio Coding (AAC, M4A) Import and Export  
MPEG-1 Audio Layer II Import only Audio format in a WAV container file
MP3 (MP3, MPEG, MPG, MPA, MPE) Import and Export  
Waveform (WAV) Import and Export  
Audio Interchange File Format (AIF, AIFF) Import and Export  

After Effects CC Supported Image Formats - Import/Export

Format Import/Export support Format Details
Adobe Photoshop (PSD) Import and Export 8-, 16-, and 32-bpc
Adobe PDF (PDF) Import only First page only, continuously rasterized.
Bitmap (BMP, RLE, DIB) Import only  
Discreet RLA/RPF (RLA, RPF) Import only 16-bpc, imports camera data
Camera raw (TIF, CRW, NEF, RAF, ORF, MRW, DCR, MOS, RAW, PEF, SRF, DNG, X3F, CR2, ERF) Import only  
Cineon (CIN, DPX) Import and Export Converts to project's color bit depth: 8-, 16-, or 32-bpc
CompuServe GIF (GIF) Import only  
Adobe Illustrator (AI, EPS, PS) Import only Continuously rasterized
ElectricImage IMAGE (IMG, EI) Import only  
Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) Import only  
IFF (IFF, TDI) Import and Export  
JPEG (JPG, JPE) Import and Export  
Maya camera data (MA) Import only  
OpenEXR (EXR) Import and Export 32-bpc 3D Channel effect plug-ins from fnord software are included with After Effects to provide access to multiple layers and channels of OpenEXR files.
PCX (PCX) Import only Windows only
Targa (TGA, VDA, ICB, VST) Import and Export  
Radiance (HDR, RGBE, XYZE) Import and Export 32-bpc
SGI (SGI, BW, RGB) Import and Export 16-bpc
Softimage (PIC) Import only  
Portable Network Graphics (PNG) Import and Export 16-bpc
TIFF (TIF) Import and Export 8- and 16-bpc

Note: You can import files of any still image format as a sequence.

Convert any video to Adobe After Effects CC best editing format

What if if you have video files which are incompatible with Adobe After Effects CC, such as H.265, XAVC MXF, MKV, Blu-ray, DVD, iTunes M4V and some MP4, MOV files? Is it possible that to add those unsupported video files to After Effects CC for editing? In fact, about anything can be converted to a format iMovie can use. But what is the best video format for After Effects CC to convert video to?

We found that QuickTime MOV is the best editing fomrat for After Effects CC, so you can transcode your source material to QuickTime MOV (H.264/AAC). Acrok provided After Effects CC users powerful converting software, such as MXF Converter, H.265 Video Converter, 4K Video Converter, Blu-ray Ripper, DVD Ripper and HD Video Converter, iTunes M4V to After Effects CC Converter, etc. After simple clicks, you'll import and edit any video in After Effects CC smoothly. Please follow below guides to learn how to convert formats that your editing software does not support to the After Effects CC best editing format.

How to rip and convert Blu-ray to QuickTime MOV for After Effects CC ?


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Load Blu-ray files

Get your source Blu-ray movies ready (if you want to rip and convert Blu-ray discs, you need to insert Blu-ray discs to the BD drive.) Lauch Acrok Video Converter Ultimate - Top Blu-ray Ripper for After Effects CC, then click the "Load Disc" icon to browse source Blu-ray movies for loading. After loading, you can select Subtitles and Audio tracks for each title, double click each title to preview source files, and snap screenshots on the right built-in preview player. If you wan to rip DVD for After Effects CC, you can use the same way to import DVD files.

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Choose output format

Click the "Format" drop-down box, choose "HD Video" and then select "HD MOV Video (*.mov)" option. If you like, you can choose "MOV-QuickTime Video (*.mov)" under "Common Video" category.



Start ripping program

On the main program interface, click the blue "Convert" button on the sub-menu bar, set output directory on the popup sidebar, and then click the bottom "Convert" button to start converting Blu-ray to QuickTime MOV on your PC.

How to transcode H.265, MXF, MKV, MP4, MOV to After Effects CC supported formats?


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Click below buttons to free download best video converter for After Effects CC users. Note that the guide below uses the HD Video Converter Windows screenshots. The way to convert video to After Effects CC supported formats on Mac is the same. Just make sure you get the right version.

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Load video files

Install and launch the any format to QuickTime MOV Converter, and then click "Add files" button to import H.265, MXF, MKV, MP4 or MOV files. On the right viewing window, you can preview the loaded files and take snapshots of the movie scenes.

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Set output profile

Click "Format" pull down list to select "HD MOV Video (*.mov)" as the best video format for After Effects CC. If you want to get 3D videos, please click "Edit" icon to enter edit interface. Click "Settings" to change the video encoder, resolution, frame rate, etc. as you wish.

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Start video conversion

Click Convert button to start transcoding the loaded videos to H.264/AAC MOV for After Effects CC. Once the conversion completes, you can click "Open" to find the .mov videos which can be directly imported to After Effects CC. You've done. As you see, now you can import and edit any format in After Effects CC without problems.

Can we edit purchased iTunes M4V movies in After Effects CC?

As we know iTunes M4V videos are protecting by DRM, for importing and editing iTunes M4V files in After Effects CC, you heve to remove DRM protection and convert M4V to After Effects CC best editing format via third party software. Here M4VGO (Windows Version | Mac Version) is your best choice to do the job. With this iTunes DRM removal and converting software, you can effortlessly make your iTunes M4V videos/TV Shows playable on any Android device in just a few mouse clicks. Now just download it and check out the steps below to convert your M4V videos to QuickTime MOV.

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Load videos

After downloading, install and run the M4V to After Effects CC converter. Then click "Add file" to import the downloaded iTunes videos you want to edit in your After Effects CC. Besides protected iTunes M4V videos, this DRM removal can also remove DRM protection from iTunes audio files.

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Select output format

As has been mentioned above, After Effects CC supports QuickTime MOV videos. Here click "Format" and select "HD MOV Video(*.mov)" from "HD Video" category to get H.264 AAC files for After Effects CC. As you can see, there are lots of other video formats for your choice.

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Start to convert protect M4V videos.

When all settings are done, click "Convert" to begin removing DRM protection from iTunes videos and convert M4V to MOV. After the conversion, click "Open" to get the converted DRM-free videos directly. Then import them into After Effects CC.


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