Should Proper Zebra Level Look Overexposed in the Monitor?

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Should Proper Zebra Level Look Overexposed in the Monitor?

I'm using HLG3 Picture Profile w/ my Sony A7RIII Camera, and I've set the Zebra to 95+ to be safe I'm not clipping.

When exposing such that the zebras disappear, the exposure meter often says +1-2.0 and the image also looks overexposed on the monitor. I'm wanting to expose 2/3-1 stop over according to what I've learned. So, is this then normal? Should the image look overexposed?

When I expose such that the image looks good in camera, then the histogram is middle to left, and I since I'm supposed to be "exposing to the right" it seems that looking good in camera isn't correct. So just checking if I'm doing it right.

On a tangential note: I've found Gerald Undone's skin tone cheat sheet for skin tones for approx. 1 stop over, but what would be the middle gray value? Is it the same as the 3rd chip down? In this case, 66%?

Thanks!

R

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