Cubase Pro Image files changed

Hi team. I am mixing down in 48k 24bit mode to -14db level and leaving 5-8db headroom. All of a sudden the resultant export file (image only) is filling the track window. The actual audio is reading as it should, it just looks loud in the image. Clip gain is set to 0.00. I can lower the gain and the amplitude drops. This never happened before and I’ve been using Cubase since the mid 90s. My mix looks like a mastered track. It shouldn’t look that loud if it hasn’t been mastered yet. Any ideas that might help me out? Thanks

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