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I also have a Panasonic camera with the "Pause" feature. It's best to think of "Pause" as "not recording," or "stop." When you press this button again, it will record. It's not a pause in the traditional sense, but rather it marks the end of one recording and readies the camera for the next recording. Each take starts at Record and ends at Pause and results in a separate file. I combine files in my video editing software. BTW, I find that using the same button to toggle between record and pause to be problematic. More than once I thought I was recording when actually I had paused, and was recording when I thought I was pausing–makes for a lot of useless footage!