C Specification

To launch an encode operation that results in bitstream generation, call:

// Provided by VK_KHR_video_encode_queue
void vkCmdEncodeVideoKHR(
    VkCommandBuffer                             commandBuffer,
    const VkVideoEncodeInfoKHR*                 pEncodeInfo);


  • commandBuffer is the command buffer to be filled with this function for encoding to generate a bitstream.

  • pEncodeInfo is a pointer to a VkVideoEncodeInfoKHR structure.


Valid Usage (Implicit)
  • VUID-vkCmdEncodeVideoKHR-commandBuffer-parameter
    commandBuffer must be a valid VkCommandBuffer handle

  • VUID-vkCmdEncodeVideoKHR-pEncodeInfo-parameter
    pEncodeInfo must be a valid pointer to a valid VkVideoEncodeInfoKHR structure

  • VUID-vkCmdEncodeVideoKHR-commandBuffer-recording
    commandBuffer must be in the recording state

  • VUID-vkCmdEncodeVideoKHR-commandBuffer-cmdpool
    The VkCommandPool that commandBuffer was allocated from must support encode operations

  • VUID-vkCmdEncodeVideoKHR-renderpass
    This command must only be called outside of a render pass instance

  • VUID-vkCmdEncodeVideoKHR-videocoding
    This command must only be called inside of a video coding scope

  • VUID-vkCmdEncodeVideoKHR-bufferlevel
    commandBuffer must be a primary VkCommandBuffer

Host Synchronization
  • Host access to the VkCommandPool that commandBuffer was allocated from must be externally synchronized

Command Properties
Command Buffer Levels Render Pass Scope Video Coding Scope Supported Queue Types





See Also

Document Notes

For more information, see the Vulkan Specification

This page is extracted from the Vulkan Specification. Fixes and changes should be made to the Specification, not directly.

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