macOS Big Sur No video, crashes when switching to studio mode


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Hi, so for my work, we are looking for ways to stream remotely to a platform called UStream. OBS (and by extension Streamlabs OBS) are recommended by the platform for livestreaming. I thought this was perfect, because I have used OBS a lot in the past for both streaming and recording. (Quick edit, I use it on my personal computer, which is a PC) However, macOS Big Sur (Which is what my work laptop runs on) has been giving me nothing but trouble.

From a clean install (Which is where I started because OBS has never been used on this computer) I can get OBS to boot, however when I try to add anything, the preview window doesn't show. Also, when I click on studio mode, OBS just crashes outright. I have tried switching to Apple VT H264 Software and Hardware encoding, but neither have fixed the issue.

I am running OBS 26.1.2.

The computer I am using is a MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019)
Processor: 2.6Ghz 6-core Intel Core i7
Memory: 16 GB 2667 MHz DDR4
Graphics: AMD Radeon Pro 5300M 4GB

I'm not sure what is causing this and I was wondering if there was anyone else experiencing this or if there were any known workarounds.

Thank you!