One of the configurable behaviours of the Custom Counter is the visibility state. This can not only be established by controlling the duration of the interactive element in the Timeline or by the layers hierarchy (LINK), but also by linking it to the state of the video.
If you set the drop-down parameter Show on the Behaviour submenu with the option Always, the counter will be displayed all the time –within the time you had previously set–, both into pause and reproduction modes.
Show only into play
On the drop-down menu itself, if you choose the In Play option, content will only be displayed while the video is reproducing. As soon as the video is put into pause mode, it will disappear and will be displayed again when starting playback.
Show only into pause
Unlike the previous case, if you choose the option In Pause on the Show drop-down menu, the counter will be displayed when the video is into pause mode and will disappear when reproduction starts again.