Yes, I think so. I don’t have time right now, but if you want I can create a comparision between Premiere’s encoder and Procoder’s encoder. Also, Procoder Express uses the same encoding engine and is a lot cheaper ($60(
I would be very interested in finding out if Procoder really creates an MPEG2 file that is better than one created from within Premiere Pro using the Adobe Media Encoder – even though you have to encode to DV AVI before encoding to MPEG2.
Aanarav is quite correct; direct to MPEG2 from timeline using Procoder. You don’t need to render a AVI first.
In my studio we’ve used and tested quite a few encoders over the years. Procoder (full or express) does NOT do a better job than the built-in MainConcept PremierePro encoder. Your mind may tell you so (because it costs MORE money), but it simply isn’t true. MainConcept is actually very very good.
If you need a “slightly” higher quality MPEG2, then purchase the CinemaCraft Basic, which produces visibly better results than either Procoder or MainConcept (but NOT by much).
All in all, the quality of all these encoders is quite spectacular.