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The pause-during-recording is an intermittent problem, and will likely not be fixed by doing a security wipe, even if it appears that it has been for a while.
I had the problem with 1.0.3 or 5. I did a security wipe for other reasons, and still have the problem afterwards.
It's possible it's like the problem backing up, where it may work for a while, then stop working again and never get back to a perfect state. In that case you might say a security wipe "fixes" it, but it's only a matter of time before it starts failing again, and how often do you want to keep doing wipes just to have a working PlayBook?
Mine often gets the hiccup around 13s, but it's not consistent. The other day I had it pause at 8s and again at 15s.