Thanks, this should be helpful. Already has, in fact. Telling the Camera to play dead with initial orders seems to have fixed the odd movement problems (though weirdly enough telling it to play dead with a sexpy had it turn left and then do nothing).
I looked through the article, and I couldn't find anything that switched back to the player ship. Reset camera looks like it might, but I tried that and it didn't work; it stuck me in this low-res model of the cockpit, with the DRADIS screen just blank. I could steer the ship, see the escort list, and cycle through targets, but I couldn't fire the weapons, and the HUD looked like parts of the original Freespace 2 HUD had been layered over it. It somehow broke the ship's spawn, too. I have it set to arrive in the docking bay of another ship, but instead it appears 4km in front of it.