I've just rented an HPX500 with a Canon HJ17 lens and the exposure seems really hot.
I'm shooting 24pn, outdoors and I have my ND1/64 on and I'm still having to expose at f11 or 16 to avoid seeing zebras which are set to 105.
The shutter is off, gain is at 0.
Any ideas of what can be wrong? My HVX200 seems to to be handling the whites better.
you should be able to knock out the unwanted light by closing the iris of the lens (try putting it on manual - the servo might not be working in auto mode), turn the gain down, try the built in filters on the HPX and if that doesn't work...put on some sunblock and try using a polarizer filter.