Registered Extension Number

300

Revision

12

Ratification Status

Ratified

Extension and Version Dependencies

API Interactions

  • Interacts with VK_KHR_format_feature_flags2

Contact

Extension Proposal

Other Extension Metadata

Last Modified Date

2023-12-05

IP Status

No known IP claims.

Contributors
  • Ahmed Abdelkhalek, AMD

  • Damien Kessler, NVIDIA

  • George Hao, AMD

  • Jake Beju, AMD

  • Peter Fang, AMD

  • Piers Daniell, NVIDIA

  • Srinath Kumarapuram, NVIDIA

  • Thomas J. Meier, NVIDIA

  • Tony Zlatinski, NVIDIA

  • Ravi Chaudhary, NVIDIA

  • Yang Liu, AMD

  • Daniel Rakos, RasterGrid

  • Ping Liu, Intel

  • Aidan Fabius, Core Avionics & Industrial Inc.

  • Lynne Iribarren, Independent

Description

This extension builds upon the VK_KHR_video_queue extension by adding common APIs specific to video encoding and thus enabling implementations to expose queue families supporting video encode operations.

More specifically, it adds video encode specific capabilities and a new command buffer command that allows recording video encode operations against a video session.

This extension is to be used in conjunction with other codec specific video encode extensions that enable encoding video sequences of specific video compression standards.

New Commands

New Structures

New Enums

New Bitmasks

New Enum Constants

  • VK_KHR_VIDEO_ENCODE_QUEUE_EXTENSION_NAME

  • VK_KHR_VIDEO_ENCODE_QUEUE_SPEC_VERSION

  • Extending VkAccessFlagBits2:

    • VK_ACCESS_2_VIDEO_ENCODE_READ_BIT_KHR

    • VK_ACCESS_2_VIDEO_ENCODE_WRITE_BIT_KHR

  • Extending VkBufferUsageFlagBits:

    • VK_BUFFER_USAGE_VIDEO_ENCODE_DST_BIT_KHR

    • VK_BUFFER_USAGE_VIDEO_ENCODE_SRC_BIT_KHR

  • Extending VkFormatFeatureFlagBits:

    • VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_VIDEO_ENCODE_DPB_BIT_KHR

    • VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_VIDEO_ENCODE_INPUT_BIT_KHR

  • Extending VkImageLayout:

    • VK_IMAGE_LAYOUT_VIDEO_ENCODE_DPB_KHR

    • VK_IMAGE_LAYOUT_VIDEO_ENCODE_DST_KHR

    • VK_IMAGE_LAYOUT_VIDEO_ENCODE_SRC_KHR

  • Extending VkImageUsageFlagBits:

    • VK_IMAGE_USAGE_VIDEO_ENCODE_DPB_BIT_KHR

    • VK_IMAGE_USAGE_VIDEO_ENCODE_DST_BIT_KHR

    • VK_IMAGE_USAGE_VIDEO_ENCODE_SRC_BIT_KHR

  • Extending VkPipelineStageFlagBits2:

    • VK_PIPELINE_STAGE_2_VIDEO_ENCODE_BIT_KHR

  • Extending VkQueryResultStatusKHR:

    • VK_QUERY_RESULT_STATUS_INSUFFICIENT_BITSTREAM_BUFFER_RANGE_KHR

  • Extending VkQueryType:

    • VK_QUERY_TYPE_VIDEO_ENCODE_FEEDBACK_KHR

  • Extending VkQueueFlagBits:

    • VK_QUEUE_VIDEO_ENCODE_BIT_KHR

  • Extending VkResult:

    • VK_ERROR_INVALID_VIDEO_STD_PARAMETERS_KHR

  • Extending VkStructureType:

    • VK_STRUCTURE_TYPE_PHYSICAL_DEVICE_VIDEO_ENCODE_QUALITY_LEVEL_INFO_KHR

    • VK_STRUCTURE_TYPE_QUERY_POOL_VIDEO_ENCODE_FEEDBACK_CREATE_INFO_KHR

    • VK_STRUCTURE_TYPE_VIDEO_ENCODE_CAPABILITIES_KHR

    • VK_STRUCTURE_TYPE_VIDEO_ENCODE_INFO_KHR

    • VK_STRUCTURE_TYPE_VIDEO_ENCODE_QUALITY_LEVEL_INFO_KHR

    • VK_STRUCTURE_TYPE_VIDEO_ENCODE_QUALITY_LEVEL_PROPERTIES_KHR

    • VK_STRUCTURE_TYPE_VIDEO_ENCODE_RATE_CONTROL_INFO_KHR

    • VK_STRUCTURE_TYPE_VIDEO_ENCODE_RATE_CONTROL_LAYER_INFO_KHR

    • VK_STRUCTURE_TYPE_VIDEO_ENCODE_SESSION_PARAMETERS_FEEDBACK_INFO_KHR

    • VK_STRUCTURE_TYPE_VIDEO_ENCODE_SESSION_PARAMETERS_GET_INFO_KHR

    • VK_STRUCTURE_TYPE_VIDEO_ENCODE_USAGE_INFO_KHR

  • Extending VkVideoCodingControlFlagBitsKHR:

    • VK_VIDEO_CODING_CONTROL_ENCODE_QUALITY_LEVEL_BIT_KHR

    • VK_VIDEO_CODING_CONTROL_ENCODE_RATE_CONTROL_BIT_KHR

  • Extending VkVideoSessionCreateFlagBitsKHR:

    • VK_VIDEO_SESSION_CREATE_ALLOW_ENCODE_PARAMETER_OPTIMIZATIONS_BIT_KHR

If VK_KHR_format_feature_flags2 is supported:

  • Extending VkFormatFeatureFlagBits2:

    • VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_2_VIDEO_ENCODE_DPB_BIT_KHR

    • VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_2_VIDEO_ENCODE_INPUT_BIT_KHR

Version History

  • Revision 1, 2018-07-23 (Ahmed Abdelkhalek)

    • Initial draft

  • Revision 1.1, 10/29/2019 (Tony Zlatinski)

    • Updated the reserved spec tokens and renamed VkVideoEncoderKHR to VkVideoSessionKHR

  • Revision 1.6, Jan 08 2020 (Tony Zlatinski)

    • API unify with the video_decode_queue spec

  • Revision 2, March 29 2021 (Tony Zlatinski)

    • Spec and API updates.

  • Revision 3, 2021-09-30 (Jon Leech)

  • Revision 4, 2022-02-10 (Ahmed Abdelkhalek)

    • Updates to encode capability interface

  • Revision 5, 2022-03-31 (Ahmed Abdelkhalek)

    • Remove redundant VkVideoEncodeInfoKHR.codedExtent

  • Revision 6, 2022-07-18 (Daniel Rakos)

    • Remove VkVideoEncodeRateControlFlagBitsKHR and VkVideoEncodeFlagBitsKHR as they contain no defined flags for now

    • Add VK_VIDEO_CODING_CONTROL_ENCODE_RATE_CONTROL_BIT_KHR and VK_VIDEO_CODING_CONTROL_ENCODE_RATE_CONTROL_LAYER_BIT_KHR to indicate rate control and rate control layer change requests, respectively, in video coding control operations

  • Revision 7, 2022-08-12 (Daniel Rakos)

    • Add VkVideoEncodeUsageInfoKHR structure and related flags

  • Revision 8, 2023-03-06 (Daniel Rakos)

    • Replace VK_QUERY_TYPE_VIDEO_ENCODE_BITSTREAM_BUFFER_RANGE_KHR queries with more generic VK_QUERY_TYPE_VIDEO_ENCODE_FEEDBACK_KHR queries that can be extended in the future with more feedback values

    • Rename dstBitstreamBuffer, dstBitstreamBufferOffset, and dstBitstreamBufferMaxRange in VkVideoEncodeInfoKHR to dstBuffer, dstBufferOffset, and dstBufferRange, respectively, for consistency with the naming convention in the video decode extensions

    • Change the type of rateControlLayerCount and qualityLevelCount in VkVideoEncodeCapabilitiesKHR from uint8_t to uint32_t and rename them to maxRateControlLayers and maxQualityLevels, respectively

    • Change the type of averageBitrate and maxBitrate in VkVideoEncodeRateControlLayerInfoKHR` from uint32_t to uint64_t

    • Fixed the definition of rate control flag bits and added the new VK_VIDEO_ENCODE_RATE_CONTROL_MODE_DEFAULT_KHR constant to indicate implementation-specific automatic rate control

    • Change the type of VkVideoEncodeRateControlInfoKHR::layerCount from uint8_t to uint32_t

    • Rename pLayerConfigs to pLayers in VkVideoEncodeRateControlInfoKHR

  • Revision 9, 2023-03-28 (Daniel Rakos)

    • Removed VK_VIDEO_CODING_CONTROL_ENCODE_RATE_CONTROL_LAYER_BIT_KHR and the ability to change the state of individual rate control layers

    • Added new VK_VIDEO_ENCODE_FEEDBACK_BITSTREAM_HAS_OVERRIDES_BIT_KHR flag to video encode feedback queries

    • Added new video session create flag VK_VIDEO_SESSION_CREATE_ALLOW_ENCODE_PARAMETER_OPTIMIZATIONS_BIT_KHR to opt-in to video session and encoding parameter optimizations

    • Added the vkGetEncodedVideoSessionParametersKHR command to enable retrieving encoded video session parameter data

    • Moved virtualBufferSizeInMs and initialVirtualBufferSizeInMs from VkVideoEncodeRateControlLayerInfoKHR to VkVideoEncodeRateControlInfoKHR

    • Added maxBitrate capability

    • Renamed inputImageDataFillAlignment capability to encodeInputPictureGranularity to better reflect its purpose

    • Added new vkGetPhysicalDeviceVideoEncodeQualityLevelPropertiesKHR command and related structures to enable querying recommended settings for video encode quality levels

    • Added VK_VIDEO_CODING_CONTROL_ENCODE_QUALITY_LEVEL_BIT_KHR flag and VkVideoEncodeQualityLevelInfoKHR structure to allow controlling video encode quality level and removed qualityLevel from the encode operation parameters

  • Revision 10, 2023-07-19 (Daniel Rakos)

    • Added VK_QUERY_RESULT_STATUS_INSUFFICIENT_BITSTREAM_BUFFER_RANGE_KHR query result status code and the related capability flag VK_VIDEO_ENCODE_CAPABILITY_INSUFFICIENT_BITSTREAM_BUFFER_RANGE_DETECTION_BIT_KHR

  • Revision 11, 2023-09-04 (Daniel Rakos)

    • Extension is no longer provisional

  • Revision 12, 2023-12-05 (Daniel Rakos)

    • Require the specification of a reconstructed picture in all cases, except when the video session was created with no DPB slots to match shipping implementations

    • Make DPB slot activation behavior codec-specific to continue allowing application control over reference picture setup now that a reconstructed picture is always mandatory

See Also

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