How to change video to movie

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How do I change the original title type? For instance, from Video to TV Movie, or from Video Short to TV Short? And is there a separate type called TV Special (whether long or short) or is that just TV Movie and TV short?

I don't see anywhere in the editing fields to change this. The creation of the original title pages were listed wrong.
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Gary: Some of these changes would be made by Title Corrections. Let's say we are talking about a project called The Example.

The Example (2020) would be a theatrical film.
The Example (2020) (TV) would be a TV movie (or a TV special -- see below). 
The Example (2020) (V) would be a made-for-video production.
"The Example" (2020) would be a TV series.
The Example (2020) (VG) would be a videogame.

These are the basic title types.

A TV special would have its title formatted the same way as for a TV movie -- but it also needs to have the Keyword tv-special.

A short is formatted the same way as a full-length title of the same kind -- but it needs to have the Genre Short (and it should also have a running time listed of the appropriate length).

If you need to correct a standalone title to an episode of a TV series, you should submit a Title Correction to change the title to the episode title in proper IMDb format. If the episode already exists in IMDb, that formatted title is easy to find. Just go to the episode page, click "Edit page", and on the next screen you will see the formatted title. For example, the episode of "Seinfeld" titled "The Puffy Shirt" has the IMDb-formatted title "Seinfeld" (1989) {The Puffy Shirt (#5.2)} (with the exact punctuation being required). If the episode is not already listed in IMDb, you will have to figure out the correct formatting of the episode title.

If you submit a correction to merge a short into an episode that already exists, you will get warnings that say, "There is a mismatch between the title type of the old and new titles. Are you certain that you wanted to change the type of the title as well as its spelling?" and "The new title already exists in IMDb. Are you sure you wish to merge this title page into this other page for the identically named [Episode Title]?" You should check the boxes marked "Warning understood, go ahead anyway" in both cases and proceed. It's not a matter of doing a merge first or second -- the process is basically just one step.

I hope this helps. Good luck!