No improvement in sharpness

there’s little to no improvment in sharpening, I would get better result in USM, - I’m following VideoAI for years and was part of the beta test program, I feel this feedback is important because I’m looking forward to a real improvment in the future

Has your source already been upscaled? To me, it looks like it’s already got the creamy AI upscaled look. It’s been awhile since I tested multi-step upscaling, but when I did, I saw no real improvement from two steps compared to one step.