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v2.0 Breaking changes

The following is a list of breaking changes in Remotion 2.0, as a reference for projects wanting to upgrade.

Sequences are 1 frame shorter#

Because of a mistake in v1, sequences were 1 frame too long. The new behavior sees each composition be 1 frame shorter, but be consistent with the duration of compositions.

The behavior of sequences is now the following, as explained by an example: If durationInFrames is 60 and from is 0, the sequence goes from frame 0 to 59 (60 frames in total), same as a composition with the same duration. In versions 1.x of Remotion, a sequence with the same attributes would go from frame 0 to 60 (61 frames in total).

Upgrade path: Check your sequence lengths and if necessary, increase the duration by 1 frame.

Node.JS API changes#

  • The userProps option of renderFrames has been renamed to inputProps.
  • You now need to pass assetsInfo to stitchFramesToVideo if you want your video to have sound. The assetsInfo object will be returned by renderFrames().

Upgrade path: See the updated examples on the SSR page and update your program accordingly.

--overwrite is now default#

If an output already exists, Remotion will overwrite it without asking now, unless you disable this behavior.

Upgrade path: Do nothing or adjust the setting in the config file if you like.

Webpack now uses ESBuild instead of Babel#

Hopefully you will not notice a difference besides it being much faster. There is a way to go back to Babel, you can read about it here

Upgrade path: Do nothing - should something break, use the legacy Babel plugin and file an issue.

react-dom is a peer dependency#

react-dom is not anymore pre-installed, so you need to install manually if you upgrade.

Upgrade to version 2.0#

Upgrade all dependencies containing "remotion" in your package.json to version ^2.0.0.

-"@remotion/bundler": "^1.5.4",
-"@remotion/cli": "^1.5.4",
-"@remotion/eslint-config": "^1.5.4",
-"@remotion/renderer": "^1.5.4",
+"@remotion/bundler": "^2.0.0",
+"@remotion/cli": "^2.0.0",
+"@remotion/eslint-config": "2.0.0",
+"@remotion/renderer": "^2.0.0",
"@types/express": "^4.17.9",
"@types/react": "^17.0.0",
"eslint": "^7.15.0",
"express": "^4.17.1",
"prettier": "^2.2.1",
"prettier-plugin-organize-imports": "^1.1.1",
"react": "^17.0.2",
+"react-dom": "^17.0.2",
-"remotion": "^1.5.4",
+"remotion": "^2.0.0",

Run npm install afterwards.