I am trying to achieve this effect in AE cc 2014 Definitely, Maybe scene - YouTube
I am looking at making a similar video with the different video clips wiping in and out with the same transition. You can see that each video clip is divided by a black boarder which can also double as a transition. I already tried using CC Jaws, but i don't get that black boarder effect with the wipe.
I tried using Masks and that seems to be very time consuming. Any thoughts or suggestions on how to make this effect without spending a lot of time on it?
Masks or track mattes are the way to go. Surprise, Visual Effects are time consuming. You will get faster with practice. There is no click here and do that button in AE.
If it were my project I would animate shape layers, one for each transition, then use the shape layers as track mattes for the video clips. There may be some tracking or some repositioning of the clips. It all just takes time.
Yeh, I am still a rookie, but thanks for the suggestion.