Cliffs: Need a solution for my wife to minimize repeatedly picking up and moving tripod+camera
My wife does real estate photos, drone, and Matterport 3D scans. The Matterport is a briefcase-like black box with several cameras integrated; it builds an interactive house tour by making many scans of the house interior (the results are similar to Google street view). To make a scan, you place the Matterport on a tripod, "hide" from it in another room, and activate it remotely via iPad app. The box is motorized and will spin in place on top of the tripod to complete the scan; this takes 30-45 seconds. When the scan is done, the operator moves the tripod+camera 3-8 feet and repeats the process. The distance between scans varies based on the size and complexity of the room and its contents.
Due to a couple of shoulder/neck injuries, she's not in the best of physical shape, and even though the Matterport is only 7 lbs (plus tripod weight), at the end of a house scan she's physically exhausted from repeatedly picking it up and moving it. So, we're trying to come up with a camera support solution that's lightweight enough for her to maneuver around, probably rolls so she doesn't have to pick it up, and is sturdy enough that it doesn't shift when the Matterport rotates during its scan.
We're currently using a Manfrotto 055MF3 carbon-fiber tripod.
I'm thinking non-swivel casters on two of the tripod legs (maybe a side-plate style that can be bolted to the tripod leg?), and a widened rubber foot on the third leg - this can be tilted up to roll on two casters but when the third leg is down it'll be sturdy enough to resist the inertia of the rotating Matterport.
Any other thoughts or ideas? I do have a little bit of crafting/hacking/fabrication skill.