Is there a way to set the camera to stay at a particular spot that I choose and not return to the default center?
the default position is most likely a position you ser for “motion detection zone”. if that is the case, just turn off motion detection zone, or reset detection zone to the position you like
And if that doesn’t do it, you can enable Pan Scan with a single waypoint. That will effectively lock the camera on that spot and force it to return there every 10 seconds if it is moved.