I currently have a layer with around 17,000 entries with time data formatted as YYYYMMDDHHMMSS as a string. ArcMap can correctly display the time and and I have applied an hour time window to show all of the available data points from a one hour window (for example: show all points in the range of 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM). ArcMap will correctly play this animation in the time slider by clicking play.
The issue arises when I go to export this as either a AVI or sequential images. Arc begins the export and ignores the time window and only shows 1:00 PM instead of the one hour window from 1-2. Because there is almost no data falling on the exact hour, the export fails to produce what just played in the time slider before exporting.