Blackmagic will be livestreaming an update to DaVinci Resolve Cloud on April 18 at 7pm, presumably along with a new version of its grading, editing, compositing and audio mastering program DaVinci Resolve. The last major update to version 17.1 of Resolve, which brought support for Apple&s M1 SoC and H.265 hardware encoding and decoding, among other things, took place just over a year ago. And the time around NAB would be the right time to introduce an update that brings big new features such as cloud integration.
We can only speculate what the "DaVinci Resolve Cloud" might be: rather unlikely is a cloud subscription along the lines of Adobe, for example, since Blackmagic&s CEO Grant Petty had spoken out against such a subscription model in the past. More likely is an expansion of the already powerful collaboration functions of Resolve, which currently only work over the local network, to a global team functionality over the Internet. This could range from simple transfer of (proxy) videos via cloud storage to support for more complex team functions over the network, such as automatic synchronization of the data and timelines of all team members via the Internet.
If you want to take the idea a step further, you could even think of an initiative similar to Frame.ios or Adobe&s Camera to Cloud, i.e. direct streaming or uploading of video material from a Blackmagic camera to a DaVinci Resolve Cloud for immediate worldwide editing over the Internet at various post-production locations with the help of DaVinci Resolve using cloud functionality.