Everything I shoot comes into Premiere Pro hot -- suspiciously about 7.5 IRE hot. If I bring in the camera bars, levels are were they should be. And if I record black, it also hits at just a tich above 7.5. Am I missing something in the setup of the camera?
"Hot" has to be relative to something. Hook the camera HD-SDI to a calibrated broadcast monitor and play the clips back as well as looking at bars out of the camera. Also check on waveform monitor.
You haven't mentioned your workflow so it's hard to know where things are going wrong. Perhaps you're adding 7.5 setup to your Premiere Pro monitoring. Perhaps you're adding setup and taking out of the camera analog. Perhaps you've made a custom Picture Profile and there's a problem with your settings.
Sorry I wasn't more specific. Camera is essentially in it's "out of the box" configuration. "Hot" is referenced to the scope in Premiere Pro. Clips are transferred from the SxS card via the Sony Clip Browser and imported into Premier Pro using its Media Browser. Since I'm in NTSC world, the 7.5 setup box is checked on the Premiere scope. Clips typically show the darkest level at about 15 IRE, and whites can peak at about 115. If I record a clip of camera bars and import that into Pro, it reads correctly on the scope (black at 7.5, white at 100). If I record black in the camera (lens cap on), the clip reads slightly high, about 8.5 on the Premiere scope. I usually will set my exposure so that I see the 70% zebras just starting on the brightest spot on the face. The EX3 is new to me, and I'm not used to a camera with as many set up adjustments as this, so I really haven't changed much yet.