I am an editor/shooter currently researching the Panasonic AF100. I do my post in FCP on a Mac Pro. The camera records to SDHC/XC media with 4:2:0 8-bit, and can output 4:2:2 8-bit via HD-SDI. The main criticism I've run into is that there is no 10-bit option. My question is: does this really matter for FCP workflow on a Mac Pro? I know: - The technical differences between 10-bit and 8-bit color depth - Why 10-bit is beneficial for compositing/color grading - No one outputs/delivers in 10-bit, so it's really only for quality preservation during post I realized that to even see the difference I would need a 10-bit monitor (really expensive) and a video card capable of passing 10-bit. Is working with 10-bit media on an 8-bit monitor totally pointless? Or would the extra data (though unseen by my eyes) still be of benefit when chroma-keying and color grading? I do corporate jobs, as well as my own independent projects. Thanks.