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Creates a deep copy of a CVPixelBuffer. Compatible with Swift 2.3.
extension CVPixelBuffer
{
/// Deep copy a CVPixelBuffer:
/// http://stackoverflow.com/questions/38335365/pulling-data-from-a-cmsamplebuffer-in-order-to-create-a-deep-copy
func copy() -> CVPixelBuffer
{
precondition(CFGetTypeID(self) == CVPixelBufferGetTypeID(), "copy() cannot be called on a non-CVPixelBuffer")
var _copy: CVPixelBuffer?
CVPixelBufferCreate(
nil,
CVPixelBufferGetWidth(self),
CVPixelBufferGetHeight(self),
CVPixelBufferGetPixelFormatType(self),
CVBufferGetAttachments(self, .ShouldPropagate),
&_copy)
guard let copy = _copy else { fatalError() }
CVPixelBufferLockBaseAddress(self, .ReadOnly)
CVPixelBufferLockBaseAddress(copy, [])
defer
{
CVPixelBufferUnlockBaseAddress(copy, [])
CVPixelBufferUnlockBaseAddress(self, .ReadOnly)
}
for plane in 0 ..< CVPixelBufferGetPlaneCount(self)
{
let dest = CVPixelBufferGetBaseAddressOfPlane(copy, plane)
let source = CVPixelBufferGetBaseAddressOfPlane(self, plane)
let height = CVPixelBufferGetHeightOfPlane(self, plane)
let bytesPerRow = CVPixelBufferGetBytesPerRowOfPlane(self, plane)
memcpy(dest, source, height * bytesPerRow)
}
return copy
}
}
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longseespace commented Dec 3, 2020

This assumes the buffer is planar. Can you update the code to support non-planar buffer? Thx

@shalom-aviv
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shalom-aviv commented Apr 6, 2021

This assumes the buffer is planar. Can you update the code to support non-planar buffer? Thx

Seems this is that you want

https://stackoverflow.com/a/58647596/752651

public extension CVPixelBuffer {
    
    func copy() throws -> CVPixelBuffer {
        precondition(CFGetTypeID(self) == CVPixelBufferGetTypeID(), "copy() cannot be called on a non-CVPixelBuffer")

        var _copy: CVPixelBuffer?

        let width = CVPixelBufferGetWidth(self)
        let height = CVPixelBufferGetHeight(self)
        let formatType = CVPixelBufferGetPixelFormatType(self)
        let attachments = CVBufferGetAttachments(self, .shouldPropagate)

        CVPixelBufferCreate(nil, width, height, formatType, attachments, &_copy)

        guard let copy = _copy else {
            throw PixelBufferCopyError.allocationFailed
        }

        CVPixelBufferLockBaseAddress(self, .readOnly)
        CVPixelBufferLockBaseAddress(copy, [])

        defer {
            CVPixelBufferUnlockBaseAddress(copy, [])
            CVPixelBufferUnlockBaseAddress(self, .readOnly)
        }

        let pixelBufferPlaneCount: Int = CVPixelBufferGetPlaneCount(self)


        if pixelBufferPlaneCount == 0 {
            let dest = CVPixelBufferGetBaseAddress(copy)
            let source = CVPixelBufferGetBaseAddress(self)
            let height = CVPixelBufferGetHeight(self)
            let bytesPerRowSrc = CVPixelBufferGetBytesPerRow(self)
            let bytesPerRowDest = CVPixelBufferGetBytesPerRow(copy)
            if bytesPerRowSrc == bytesPerRowDest {
                memcpy(dest, source, height * bytesPerRowSrc)
            }else {
                var startOfRowSrc = source
                var startOfRowDest = dest
                for _ in 0..<height {
                    memcpy(startOfRowDest, startOfRowSrc, min(bytesPerRowSrc, bytesPerRowDest))
                    startOfRowSrc = startOfRowSrc?.advanced(by: bytesPerRowSrc)
                    startOfRowDest = startOfRowDest?.advanced(by: bytesPerRowDest)
                }
            }

        }else {
            for plane in 0 ..< pixelBufferPlaneCount {
                let dest        = CVPixelBufferGetBaseAddressOfPlane(copy, plane)
                let source      = CVPixelBufferGetBaseAddressOfPlane(self, plane)
                let height      = CVPixelBufferGetHeightOfPlane(self, plane)
                let bytesPerRowSrc = CVPixelBufferGetBytesPerRowOfPlane(self, plane)
                let bytesPerRowDest = CVPixelBufferGetBytesPerRowOfPlane(copy, plane)

                if bytesPerRowSrc == bytesPerRowDest {
                    memcpy(dest, source, height * bytesPerRowSrc)
                }else {
                    var startOfRowSrc = source
                    var startOfRowDest = dest
                    for _ in 0..<height {
                        memcpy(startOfRowDest, startOfRowSrc, min(bytesPerRowSrc, bytesPerRowDest))
                        startOfRowSrc = startOfRowSrc?.advanced(by: bytesPerRowSrc)
                        startOfRowDest = startOfRowDest?.advanced(by: bytesPerRowDest)
                    }
                }
            }
        }
        return copy
    }
}

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