Creates a Core Graphics bitmap image or image mask using the provided pixel buffer.


func VTCreateCGImageFromCVPixelBuffer(_ pixelBuffer: CVPixelBuffer, options: CFDictionary?, imageOut: UnsafeMutablePointer<CGImage?>) -> OSStatus



The CVPixelBuffer object to be used as the image data source for the CGImage.


No options are currently supported. Pass NULL for this argument.


Pointer to an address to receive the newly created CGImage.


This routine creates a CGImage representation of the image data contained in the provided CVPixelBuffer. The source CVPixelBuffer may be retained for the lifetime of the CGImage. Changes to the CVPixelBuffer after making this call (other than releasing it) will have undefined results.

Not all CVPixelBuffer pixel formats support conversion into a CGImage-compatible pixel format.

See Also


func VTRegisterProfessionalVideoWorkflowVideoDecoders()

Loads decoders appropriate for the client's professional video workflows.

func VTRegisterProfessionalVideoWorkflowVideoEncoders()

Loads encoders appropriate for the client's professional video workflows.

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