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Page 54 of the instruction manual tells you how to adjust sound recording levels. The cam comes with default of AGC (automatic gain control). You must turn this off for each channel in order to manually control levels.
Give yourself some dry runs several days ahead to figure out the connection issues between sound board and cam. On the Videomaker Forum, Compusolver has addressed this issue many times; read his lessons learned from experience and follow his advice.
I’d consider getting digital audio recorder and run a feed from sound board to that. These are not cheap but "priceless" for what they can add to your work. That way you’ll be able to move your cam around (or have that option anyway) and not worry about the cable tether. B&H still has time to deliver whatever connections/gear you need by event time. http://www.bhphotovideo.com
Don’t screw up; it’s only Christmas!
REGARDS … TOM 8)